After the last 18 months that we’ve all had it is surely now the time to get back together with friends and family like never before! Last month, as regular readers might remember, we talked about the freedom to live that we should all now be having again. It’s certainly time to put that in to practice with a good party, or 3, surely! So the question is what type of celebration are you going have to make up for all that lost time? Rather than have just a simple get together lets have a look at some of the things that you can do to make this one of the most special nights of yours and your family and friends life.
First of all, lets talk about the food. We’ve been washing our hands constantly so people might be a little put off by the standard finger and buffet party food that we’ve all enjoyed in the past. How about serving a curry or chill with rice or mashed potato in a recyclable plastic or wheat bowl? That way everyone has to use cutlery and you can have serving spoons so now one is picking anything up. It gives you the chance to offer the Vegetarians that are coming an option as well if you offer a non meat version. Drink will not be a problem, just make sure you’ve got plenty of beers wines and spirts to go around. Lots of people have taken up a more healthy lifestyle during the period so you may also want to look getting in some low and non alcoholic options (and not just orange juice and Lemonade).
Now lets turn our attention to the theme. All of us here think that you’d be hard pressed to beat a good fancy dress do. It’ll give people the chance of express themselves. Come as you whatever you want could well be the theme but sometimes it’s fun to have a theme here as well. Maybe you’d like to recreate your favourite film. Star Wars, for example or even an older classic like Casablanca or the Great Gatsby, might be fun. Rather than outlandish fancy dress perhaps a black tie affair might be more in keeping. We’ve all had to sit around in loungewear for so long that dusting of the costume jewellery and the old dickie bow tie might be the way to go. You could combine it with a Murder Mystery pack, there are lots available and they too have theme’s like the 60’s and 40’s as a reference point.
The most important thing above all else is that you are all together again and celebrating being together. Maybe there some birthday’s and anniversaries that have been missed? It’s time to have them all properly celebrated.