With quarantine in place in many states, including social distancing, it may seem difficult to make any kind of celebration happen.
But there’s no need to stay down while in isolation—there are still plenty of ways to maintain social distancing and lockdown regulations while also throwing the party of a lifetime! As gathering regulations begin to ease up, you can plan a party with your closest friends and family to celebrate any special occasion.
Here are 7 things to consider when throwing an awesome party at your home:
1. What are you celebrating?
When it comes to party planning, you need to start off deciding what it is your celebrating! Whether it’s your birthday, a bachelorette party, or just a commemoration of being together again, an awesome party at home begins with a reason to celebrate.
One aspect of the party that can help get your attendees extra excited about your reason to party is a theme. Your party theme helps to decide a lot about the event, from the food that you will serve, to decorations, music, and drinks. It can also make it more fun for your guests to really get involved by dressing up, bringing themed gifts, and more.
2. Take advantage of online decor deals.
Sadly, because of the global health pandemic, a lot of party providers and online retail stores have been closed.
Luckily, many of them are offering deals online to incentivize people to buy while still in quarantine. In order to make way for new stock for things coming for summer and fall, now can be a good time to make good use of some of the deals and offers that are online at the moment.
3. Build the ultimate party playlist.
What is a party without some music? No matter what the theme of your party, it’s a great idea to use the extra time you have at home to create the ultimate celebration playlist.
Your playlist could be just for background music or for your guests to party on the dance floor, but either way, music is a must! You might also consider investing in an outdoor sound system to really take your party to the next level. Just make sure to be mindful of your neighbors!
4. Consider at-home hosted or paid bar options.
If you are planning your party to adhere to social distancing, then you might be wondering how to prepare the food and drinks without any health hazards.
If you have it in your budget, you may consider looking into hiring someone for a hosted or paid bar. This can be a great option if you don’t want to worry about the drinks yourself. It’s wise to make sure the vendor is using safe food and drink handling so you can maintain healthy practices at your party.
5. Plan out yummy, yet sanitary, food options.
A party isn’t quite a party without delicious food for your guests. You might only be planning some snacks or nibbles, but it’s still important to consider now what you envision for food options to make sure you can find a way to prepare or have it delivered according to health guidelines.
With all that is going on, you are unlikely to want people to be using their hands in a bowl of chips, for example. If you are using a caterer, then make sure that you are using a caterer that is trustworthy, has thorough cleaning practices and regulations, and who keeps items like utensils separated.
6. Make sure your guest list fits within state social distancing guidelines.
To make sure your party is still safe according to state and city social distancing guidelines, you need to curate your guest list accordingly and work with the guest to make sure that everyone maintains proper distancing regulations.
It might be worthwhile considering, for example, if you should invite children to the party, as it can be nearly impossible to ensure that young kids maintain social distancing regulations in large groups.
7. Get Marinaj’s At-Home Party services
Planning a party can be a lot of work, which is why using Marinaj’s at-home party services can be the perfect go-to for creating the ultimate celebration.
Whether you’re looking for a custom lighting setup or delicious catering options, Marinaj’s at-home party options have got you covered. What’s more, with our services, there’s no need to worry about the hassle of setup and cleanup—we’ll do it all for you.
Get in touch with us today to see how we can help you plan an awesome party at home!