The instant you get excited over the idea of hosting a house party, that happy, fun-filled bubble floating above your head is burst by scary thoughts of pre-party planning and the post-party cleanup! But should that really stop you from having a birthday party or any kind of celebration at home?
We agree, planning a party can be a little overwhelming, especially if you’re doing it on your own. There are several areas to cover including food, beverage, decoration, and games (if any) and of course, cleaning the entire house! However, throwing a house party doesn’t have to be as much work as you think. If you’re organized enough, the entire process will be smooth sailing. Check out our foolproof guide to hosting that long overdue house party!
Affordable Help at Your Disposal
If you live in or around Spring Tx, there’s an affordable, trustworthy cleaning service at your disposal! That’s Clean Maids will be of great assistance for your pre/post party needs. In fact, they’ll take care of all the cleaning, decorating and organizing to make sure that your house is immaculately ready to entertain party goers. Best of all, they’ll take care of the most dreaded part of playing host to a house party; the cleanup! So with that huge weight lifted off your shoulders, it’s on to the next step.
If you’re attempting to have a party without making a checklist, you’re in for a world of frustration and fluster. Sometimes even the most important factors that go into making a house party a success are overlooked because so many other things need to be done. Hence, make two separate lists; things to do, and a shopping list. As and when something important crosses your mind, jot it down on the list. Take everything into consideration like napkins, toilet paper, plastic cups/plates (if it’s a large guest list), refilling the ice trays, clean hand towels, etc.
Food and Drink
Now we’re up to the most important part of any party; food and beverage. Firstly, you need to decide if you’re going to cook or get a caterer. If you’re cooking, don’t forget to read through your recipes and check if you have all the ingredients; add any required ones to your shopping list. Regardless of whether you choose to prepare the food yourself or hire a caterer, your menu needs to consist of something for everyone; i.e. the vegetarians, the carnivores, the low-fat dieters and the health-conscious eaters. Same with beverages; juices, alcohol and mixers are musts.
In order to get the show on the road on time, make sure that you manage your time efficiently. Don’t leave anything until the last minute. It helps to do all your shopping a day in advance so that that you don’t find yourself scrambling around town on the day of the party trying to check off everything on your list. Also, if you’re planning to cook, prepare at least 2-3 dishes the previous day and preserve them in the deep freeze. Set an alarm to take them out a few hours before the party to reach room temperature. Give the cleaning service company a 3-4 hour cushion to finish off their work so that the house will be cleaned thoroughly with more than enough time to spare before the party, yet not too much for the floors or bathrooms to get messed up again.
The last thing to do is shower, get dressed and get your party on! With That’s Clean Maids, more than half the work that goes into hosting a house party is taken care of, leaving you with all the energy you need to party it up!