Here are some hassle-free tips to thrill your guests this summer in your quality KB home and enjoy yourself as well.
GET IT DELIVERED
Throwing a party does not mean you have to do it all yourself. Often to be the most attentive host means you don’t have to worry about every little food item. Try outsourcing your bash to experts who can make your life simpler.
IF YOU MUST MAN THE GRILL–GET IT SHIPPED
If you are a do-it-youselfer, try getting your meats through mail order. Many high-end stewards ship nationwide. LaFrieda Meats’ and Captain Jack’s Seafood Locker are two good choices.
GET EVERYONE INVOLVED EARLY ON
If there’s corn or oysters to be shucked, allow your guests to help. People feel more involved when they’re participating in the food prep. It’s helpful to have someone there that’s good at it
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Having just the right amount of light, but not too much can make things enjoyable and sexy. Here’s some ways to seize a perfect balance:
A) Use Fire
A great way to bring in ambient lighting is by using candles. Most everyone looks good under any kind of candlelight.
B) Take Advantage of a Dimmer
Just like you’d control the volume of your music, lighting can be sensual and adjusting it is crucial.
C) Get To Know Your LEDs
LED comes in daylight, warm and cool white. It’s best to choose warm white to create an alluring atmosphere.
GET A PROFICIENT BARTENDER
You can always try going to a bar that serves your favorite drinks and check the talent there. Then approach the supervisor or GM and say you want that person to work at your party. It’s just not a good idea to hire someone from the same company you rent your tables at.
PURCHASE IN BULK
Depending on how long your party will last, and how drunk your guests tend to get will determine how much alcohol you will want to buy. If you plan on having beer, wine, and liquor plan for about 2 guests per bottle. If you plan on only serving wine, you may want to increase that amount.
SCREENING A BLOCKBUSTER
Although some may say it is rude to put a flick on at a social party, a good movie (left on mute) may actually be a great conversation starter.
ADJUST FOR MORE SPACE
You don’t need to re-decorate your place, just consider moving some items and furniture out of the way. Try pushing your furniture to the edges of your room and create walls that are lines with chairs, benches and sofas. Keep the middle area open for mingling.
PLAY POPULAR TUNES
Don’t pull out all your B-sides or eclectic music. A powerful tool for any party is the Top 40 or that hit song everyone forgot about. Familiarity is key.
TIME TO GET FUNKY
When playing music for a dancing crowd, you can go two ways: Please the guests or direct the guests. To get some moves going, start with disco, like the appetizer. Then try some other music like Disclosure, Prodigy, or Migos. Some old time classics can also get a crowd going.