Most of us have definitely thrown a house party at some point in our lives – it could’ve been for a birthday, anniversary, graduation, or simply just because. No matter what type of party you throw though, let’s face it, it’s not the easiest thing to do, especially when people are not responding to your RSVP, when they arrive on Malaysian timing, or worse, when it ends up being a LAME party. Bye bye friends!
If this is a constant concern you face before hosting one, fret not. We’ve put together some tips of must-have items on your agenda of the day (or night!) that will instantly level up your party’s cool factor (psst... you can thank us later). Just follow these simple rules and you’ll definitely throw the greatest house party in town that will keep people talking for ages!
1. Get a live act to perform
Sure, playing music from the speakers is not too bad but there’s nothing quite like someone actually performing right in front of you to take your party to the next level. Depending on what sort of mood you want for your party, the right act can really complete the atmosphere you envision!
If you’ve got the money to spare, why not get a band or a DJ to play? You could even get a magician or comedian, if that’s your sorta thing. If you’re short on cash, get one of your talented friends to help out. An accoustic set will still make it a party to remember.
2. Come up with your own signature drink
Forget the boring beer cans or typical hard liquor bottles! What better way to remind everyone that you’re the hostess with the mostess than by serving your OWN special signature concoction? It’s gonna be plenty of fun to make too!
Here are a few handy pointers to get you going in the right direction:
- Choose your favourite alcohol base (whisky, vodka, rum, etc.)
- Play around with it by mixing spices like ginger, mint, plum, etc.
- Check out some videos on YouTube to get inspired
For extra brownie points, go the extra mile and have a mocktail option for your guests who want to stay sober for the night.
3. Rent awesome floatsies!
This is THE must-have item that’s all the rage for the longest time! Massive cool floats on water are definitely the way to go for an unforgettable experience for your party guests (provided you have a pool to house them!).
From magical unicorns and cool cars to even a giant inflatable pizza, there’s so many fun designs to choose from and in different sizes too. A float for two (or more if you have the space) definitely sounds appealing, no?
Price wise? You can expect to pay around RM90 for a smaller float to about RM300 for larger ones.
4. Everyone should leave with a party pack
Remember how when we were kids and birthday parties always had party packs? Well, there’s no reason why you can’t make sure that everyone leaves with a cool party favour. Everyone appreciates a little gift, right?
Depending on your budget, you can definitely come up with a variety of options. Here are some you can consider:
- Polaroid pictures for them to remember the night
- A bunch of accessories like bracelets and funky sunglasses
- Custom-made hangover kits if it’s gonna be a night of heavy drinking
5. Have an interesting party activity
House parties are generally very relaxed but that gives you a better reason to have an interesting party activity.
Source: Asia For Good
Some recommendations would be Giant Jenga, a temporary tattoo booth, or even a craft table for people to personalise something that they can take home (yeap, killin’ two birds with one stone).
6. Prepare a great feast of food to choose from
As Malaysians, we place a lot of importance on food and c’mon, I think we can all admit that the main reason why we go to a party or function of any sort is because of the prospect of free food. What’s better than food? See below:
We’re not talking about a three-course meal or anything elaborate, but different people will be craving different things. And because of that, it’s good to have a wide range of savoury and sweet options for your guests.
Also, don’t forget to supply plenty of snacks – after all, everyone’s going to crave some munchies at some point! When you do, remember to throw Shoyuemi into the mix! It’s a delicious and crispy cracker snack made from Shoyu (that’s soy sauce in Japanese) and vegetable essence. Confirm all your friends will wallop everything!
Plus, with 4 different flavours to choose from, your guests will certainly be spoilt for choice!
Head here to find out more about how you can get your hands on some of these snacks that you won’t be able to put down once you start!
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