When the COVID-19 pandemic is finally over, there are going to be a lot of people throwing parties.

After a year or more of not being able to socialize with our family and friends, we are all going to be itching to celebrate, and what better way of doing that is there than to throw a party that no one will forget?

While it might be a while before you can actually throw the party, half of the fun is in the planning, right?

Here, we look at some of the things that you need to think about when planning a post-pandemic party that guests will be talking about for months and years to come – for all of the right reasons!

Make sure there is plenty of food and drink

Food and drink are central to a successful party, so if you only get one thing right, make sure it is this. If the thought of catering for lots of people is too much, get the professionals in. Whether you go for a fancy buffet or something cool such as BBQ catering, make sure there is enough food for everyone. It is always better to have too much than too little! When it comes to drink, make sure there are plenty of bottle openers, corkscrews, glasses, straws, and buckets of ice. You will also want a bin for collecting all the empty bottles up ready for recycling.

Make sure the music gets people moving

Everyone likes to dance at a party – so make sure you have a playlist that makes people want to move. Consider the age range of everyone at the party and get some real party pumpers on – old favorites, new hits, and everything in between. Why not ask your guests what they want on the playlist? Add a space on the invitations for them to tell you one song that they would like to hear, and make sure you play it at some point during the event.

Have somewhere to sit

While you hope most people are up on their feet dancing the night away, there are always going to be some that don’t want to. Unless you want them standing in the kitchen or disappearing early, make sure that they have somewhere comfortable to sit so they can still be involved and enjoy everything that is going on, while still being comfortable.

Create an atmosphere

There is nothing worse than going to a party without a good vibe. It is something that you have to work to create – lighting is a key aspect. Turn the main lights off and have twinkly fairy lights and rope lighting. Put away any breakables so people do not feel on edge around your expensive vases and put up some decorations – simple balloons can make a whole lot of difference.

Relax

If you are not relaxed, your guests won’t be either. Don’t spend all night running around like a headless chicken – once your guests are in and have a drink, let your own hair down and enjoy the party – it’s yours!