With the party season looming, you’ll all be making plans for how you’ll be celebrating the New Year. You could fork out a fortune on entry into a pretentious club, spend hours battling to get served at the bar, and be jostled like a sardine on the dance floor. If this is unappealing, why not ditch the club and throw your own house party? Here’s everything you need to know:
The great thing about ditching the club is that you have an excuse to buy more gadgets! Playing your music from your phone or having the TV music channels on will hardly create the right mood for your house party.
DJ equipment will really get your party started. Take a look at Gear4DJs: they have everything you will need including speakers, lights, and DJ stands. It is worth investing in these as you can dig them out for a party after the party.
Once you have your equipment sorted, you’ll need to create an epic playlist. The trick is to choose songs that will appeal to both you and your guests but try to remember that it’s a party – sitting listening to Celine Dion’s My Heart Will Go On will hardly create the right atmosphere.
Apple’s Genius feature can help you create a playlist of songs that complement one another, so you won’t have too much of a difference in genre between tracks.
Remember to play Auld Lang Syne when the clock strikes 12 too!
After having a few drinks, chances are your guests will start to get hungry. Party snacks are a great choice but they aren’t the most filling food option.
Why not order in a few pizzas or, better yet, make your own curry? The ingredients will be cheap to buy and you’ll be sure that there’s enough to go around all of your guests. If you’re not the best chef in the world, there are some simple recipes available online. Try this home-style chicken curry recipe from the BBC – it has a 45-minute cooking time so it will fit in perfectly with your party preparations.