Spice things up

If you want to make sure that your party goes off with a bang and doesn’t just fizzle out into rather dull social gathering then you should do some planning and try to include unique elements that will really get things going. A few clever tricks should do the trick and have people letting their down and partying like there’s no tomorrow. Here’s how to do it:

To create a buzz even before the party has started, set a theme. Whether it be a costume theme or something that the guests have to bring, the only limit is yours and their imaginations. People will be discussing it and getting excited about the possibilities. Try to pick a theme that everyone knows and will be able to achieve, nothing too obscure.

Don’t ignore the kids. It is tempting for the grown-ups to want to drink and mingle and the kids tend to get pushed to one side. Kids are naturally crazy though and if they come up with a game, watch closely as this could be something that can be adapted and played by the whole group. Kids have a natural ability to liven things up so don’t ignore them.

Games are a must for a great party. Try new twists on old, conventional games and add different components to the game to make it fresh and interesting. Make it challenging and rewarding and most of all inclusive. For a real buzz, hire some party games. Contact a Rodeo Bull Manufacturer, for fun activities ranging from rodeo bulls to tornado sweeping arm games to giant buzzer games. For more information, visit Guests will be queueing up to have a go at these fun challenges.

Other fun games could include Guess the Drink where a blindfolded guest has to guess the alcoholic beverage purely by smell. This can also work with food. If it’s a house party then it’s also a good idea to have some playing cards handy. There may be lulls in the proceedings and to give your guests something other to do than drinking and smiling, leave some cards on the table. You’ll be surprised at how many people want to get involved and a good card game will keep people amused for ages.

Getting the music right is another factor in how success a party is. It is too easy to get this wrong with the host only playing tunes he or she wants to hear. Have a look at your guests and change the music accordingly, offering a mix for every generation in attendance. If in doubt, hire a DJ and they can make this call on your behalf. Or maybe you have a music loving friend or family member who will be happy to take requests and act as DJ for you. A party isn’t a party without dancing and to make sure people shake a leg, the right music has to be played.

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Make sure that nobody is left standing on their own. Talk to people, even if they’re strangers. Good and easy conversation starters could be the food or drink. You’d be amazed at how long people can talk about food – they love it!

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