Time to enjoy!! Time to party!!….Go ahead have a ball of a time…..
Get a disco ball, a smoke machine (if the area you are having the party in is big enough) or LED rotating lights. This gives a very club-esque feel and with thumping music, you really cannot go wrong.
Get funny drinking plastic glasses for the evening. Animal beaks or funny human noses are drawn across the length of the glass and while sipping it looks to be a part of your face! It is quite funny to see a man with a delicate button nose. Having quirky finger food picks or stirrers also adds a fun element.
To get your drinks dunked in seconds, get fun shaped ice cube trays. You can get any shape be it engagement rings, guns, skulls, precious stones, brains, bottles, shark fins, bombs, shoes, teeth, chess pieces, tetris, lego, ships with ice bergs, robots, hearts, flowers, snowflakes, etc. (end of thinking capacity).
Get shot glass shaped ice tray and never again spend money and time on buying and washing shot glasses. Just fill them with water and freeze them. Voila! With a bit of trickery once you get them out of the trays quickly serve them up with drinks.
Get syringe shot equipment. These look like the actual injection syringes but you have to just fill them up with beverages and make sure everyone gets to have a shot or two or five, each.
The one thing that can make or break your party is the beverage being served. As mentioned before, keep your crowd in mind and have the bar ready accordingly. If it is a mixed crowd then have something for everyone and it is quite ok to call and ask what will be his or her preferred beverage. Ditto for food…Find out if you have more vegetarians or non vegetarians or people who are always on a diet.
Also as surprising as it sounds you will always have that one friend who abstains from drinking, so please don’t count him or her out. They shouldn’t survive just on water. You can get them non alcoholic beer or aerated drinkers. Though personally, I think energy drinks are the best for non drinkers. At least, they have they energy to dance then.
Of course!! let us not leave out drinking games. No game where you have to explain too much or a lot has to be done is EVER fun while partying. Have something simple, which amplifies the alcohol intoxication of the group. Have the teetotaler of the group take videos and pictures of funny moments of the party. I say teetotaler because we wouldn’t want that phone/ DSLR camera to fall on the floor and go bust, would we?
One very important tip
Inform your neighbours before hand about the party and invite them for a drink or two (they will usually refuse) so you don’t get chucked out of the building and society and/ or your friends aren’t banned and/ or the cops aren’t called.
As long as you have good neighbours, upbeat music and a good set of friends you will never feel the need to add accessories or games to increase the fun in your party. Having said that, be as creative as you possibly can and let your imagination run wild while planning a party, or like me give this task to a friend who is known to have the brains to organize the best parties.