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What Do you Need to Host a Memorable Party?

We all like parties, there’s just so much to enjoy. You’ve got catchy tunes playing in the background, a drink in your hand, there is an overall cheery vibe, and everyone is laughing, talking, and dancing. And all these sounds mingle together with the clinking of the cutlery and the pouring of bottles or the opening and closing of the front door as more people arrive or some head out for a smoke and there is just an overwhelming sense of contentedness and joy.

A good party host takes into account all the types of people that are going to be showing up, and arranges the party to accommodate all their needs. This way, no one feels left out, even the more introverted ones who might not be so keen about joining a gathering of so many people. And that is what this post will be about; how you can be that amazing host and arrange a party so sweet you’ll have people reminiscing about it years from now. Alternatively, you can check out our posts on how to set up an unforgettable birthday party, or about the items you need for an exciting day spent on a boat out at sea. With the aforementioned exciting prospect laid out in front of us, let us discuss just what items you might want to consider if you’re planning to exceed all expectations.

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Sony CMTSBT100 Micro Music System with Bluetooth and NFC

LG CM4590 XBOOM XBOOM Bluetooth Audio System with 700 Watts Total Power

Yamaha YHT-4930UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater in a Box System with Bluetooth

Lwind Meteor Shower Rain Lights,Ultra Bright Romantic Lights for Party, Wedding, Christmas, etc.11.8inch 8 Tubes(Purple)

100Ft Outdoor Patio String Lights with 100 Clear Globe G40 Bulbs,UL Certified for Patio Porch Backyard Deck Bistro Gazebos Pergolas Balcony Wedding Gathering Parties Markets Decor, Black

SUNY Laser Lights 12 Gobos in Blue Red Laser Light Green Stars Mixed Effect Stage Lighting Party Music Laser Projector Remote Control Sound Activated Dance Home Decoration Xmas Holiday DJ Light Show

Modern Wall Sconce 12W, Set of 2 LED Wall Lamp Warm White, Acrylic Material Wall Mounted Wall Lights

LEONC 52" Creative Floor Lamp Softlighting Home Design Minimalist Modern Floor Lamp with Fabric Shade & 2 Bulbs for Bedroom Living Room Warm Atmosphere (Size Linen Fabric: 10 x 10 x 52 inch)

Brightech Maxwell - LED Shelf Floor Lamp - Modern Standing Light for Living Rooms and Bedrooms - Asian Wooden Frame with Open BoxDisplay Shelves - Havana Brown

LANGRIA Standing Entryway Coat Rack Coat Tree Hat Hanger Holder 11 Hooks Jacket Umbrella Tree Stand Base Metal (Black)

OROPY Wooden Expandable Coat Rack Hanger, Wall Mounted Accordion Pine Wood Hook for Hanging Hats, Caps, Mugs, Coats, X Shape, 27"×10", Walnut Color

Simple Houseware Heavy Duty Clothing Garment Rack, Chrome

 

Music

A party is never complete without music, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Music is an absolute must. It is the life and soul of the party. It fills the silence at the beginning of the party when attendance is only beginning to rise, and gets all the people in the same mood so that they can connect on a deeper level with each other and have a superb time. If you do not bother setting up a music system for the party, there are going to be lots of awkward silences punctuated by even more awkward attempts at banter. So, what do you do?

Thankfully, there are hundreds of excellent music systems out there that serve all kinds of tastes in music and make controlling songs playing at the moment a breeze. You would want to make sure you get your hands on a top of the line music system that keeps the tunes playing and the bass thumping, and we’ve got a few recommendations.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Sony CMTSBT100 Micro Music System with Bluetooth and NFC.
  2. LG CM4590 XBOOM XBOOM Bluetooth Audio System.
  3. Yamaha YHT-4930UBL 5.1-Channel Home Theater in a Box System with Bluetooth

 Lighting

Lighting is another absolutely essential part of a party, and we don’t mean just being able to see where you’re going. Lighting, if done properly, can really set up the exact mood you want your guests to have. Now how you go about setting this up, depends on what kind of party you’re planning.

If you’re hosting your party indoors, you can simply go for decorative and elegantly shaped lamps that maintain a warm glow throughout the house. If instead, you’ll be partying in your backyard, you would need string lights (most commonly known as fairy lights) that you can drape over bushes, branches of trees, and protruding fixtures of your house. If instead, you’re looking to set up a more fast-paced party with lots of loud club music and dancing, you’re probably better off getting some fancier laser lights. Whatever your requirements, we’ve listed a few products you might want to check out.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Lwind Meteor Shower Rain Lights
  2. Brightown 100Ft Outdoor Patio String Lights with 100 Clear Globe G40 Bulbs
  3. SUNY Laser Lights 12 Gobos in Blue Red Laser Light Green
  4. Chang M Modern Wall Sconce 12W
  5. LEONC Design LEONC 52″ Creative Floor Lamp
  6. Brightech Maxwell – LED Lamp

Coat Racks

This might seem like a trivial addition to the party, but it can come in real handy if you live in a place that experiences a lot of cold weather, or if you’re planning a party after Autumn has begun. Typically, you would want the coat rack placed near the front door, as people would most likely want to their coats and jackets off once they’re embraced by your house’s warm interiors and the smell of hot pizza. A coat rack would ensure you don’t end up with coats and jackets strewn all over your house and people turning everything upside down to find theirs when the party comes to an end. Below is a list of some good coat racks you might be interested in getting for your party.

Our Top Picks:

  1. LANGRIA Standing Entryway Coat Rack
  2. OROPY Wooden Expandable Coat Rack Hanger
  3. Simple Houseware Heavy Duty Clothing Garment Rack

 

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Portable Charcoal Grill for Outdoor Grilling 18inch Barbecue Grill and Smoker Heat Control Round BBQ Kettle Outdoor Picnic Patio Backyard Camping Tailgating Steel Cooking Grate for Steak Chicken

Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill with Viewing Window and Removable Easy-to-Clean Nonstick Plate, 6-Serving, Extra-Large Drip Tray, Stainless Steel (25361)

Char- Broil Standard Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Giantex Charcoal BBQ Grill Barbecue Grill Outdoor Rolling Grill with 2 Grilling Racks, Offset Smoker, Shelf and Wheel Pit Patio Backyard Home Meat Cooker, Black

REYLEO Cooler, 21-Quart/20L Rotomolded Cooler, 30-Can Capacity, 3-Day Ice Retention, Heavy Duty Ice Chest (Built-in Bottle Opener, Cup Holder,incl.) for Camping, Fishing, and Other Activities - A21

SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 20QT Upto 10 Day Ice RetentionCommercial Grade Food Safe Dry Ice Compatible UV Protection 15mm Gasket Bottle Opener Pressure Release Valve Lo Profile Latches

Klein Tools 55650 Cooler Tough Box, 48 Quart Tradesman Pro Jobsite Ice Chest

Coleman Xtreme 6 Cooler, 120 Quart

Giantex 32 Quart Portable Cooler Ice Chest Outdoor Insulated Heavy Duty Cooler Fishing Hunting Sports

Hefty Strong Multipurpose Large Black Garbage Bags - 30 Gallon, 56 Count

Hefty Strong Large Trash Bags - 33 Gallon, 48 Count

Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags - OdorShield 13 Gallon White Trash Bag, Febreze Fresh Clean - 110 Count

 

 Grills

If you’re hosting an outdoor party, then you’re probably planning on barbequing or grilling burgers. Whichever you choose, and we’d actually advise you to set up both, you’ll need a grill to get the job done. If you plan it right, the grilling, combined with the music and laughter, can also serve to be a memorable part of the party, especially if you get some of the guests to join in. It can be a really fun bonding experience to joke around while flipping patties and dancing along to the songs blasting around you.

To make sure the grill keeps on grilling and the party keeps on going on, you need a reliable and efficient grill that’s easy to handle for anyone and quickly and quietly churns out burgers and barbeque, whether outdoors or not. For that, here’s a small list of the best grills you can choose from.

Our Top Picks:

  1. BEAU JARDIN Portable Charcoal Grill for Outdoor Grilling
  2. Hamilton Beach Electric Indoor Searing Grill with Viewing Window
  3. Char- Broil Standard Portable Liquid Propane Gas Grill
  4. Giantex Charcoal BBQ Grill

 Ice Coolers

None of your guests would appreciate having to continuously fetch themselves a drink from your fridge, and if you decide to get everyone drinks yourself, you’re going to be exhausted and irritated before all the guests have even finished arriving. Partygoers appreciate a host who puts thought into making sure drinks and food are always close by, and especially a host who keeps his drinks chilled at all times.

If you want to cater to your guests on both fronts, you definitely need an ice cooler. If your party is indoors, you can simply plop a cooler down by the couch or on the table laden with all the food. If the party is outdoors, an ice cooler is even more necessary, perhaps more than one at that. This way you can have a surplus of drinks already chilled and waiting for everyone and by the time they start to run out, you can bring out another or take one back for a quick restocking. Here are a few ice coolers that are sure to get the job done and leave your guests hydrated and satisfied.

Our Top Picks:

  1. REYLEO Cooler 21-Quart/20L Rotomolded Cooler 30-Can Capacity
  2. SuperHandy Rotomolded ENHANCED Ice Cooler 20QT
  3. Klein Tools 55650 Cooler Tough Box 48 Quart
  4. Coleman Xtreme 6 Cooler 120 Quart
  5. Giantex 32 Quart Portable Cooler Ice Chest

 Garbage Bags

It’s after midnight and the party’s winding down. The last few songs, last-minute additions to your playlist, are playing morosely over the speakers and signaling the silence that is soon to follow. A few remaining stragglers are tumbling drunkenly out of your house and shouting goodbyes over the still night air and heading for their waiting rides. You wave at them all one last time and turn back to your house and that’s when you notice just how much it resembles a warzone. Wrappers, cans, and cups lay all over the floor and toilet paper artistically drapes the furniture like the fairy lights above. It’s going to be a very long day tomorrow cleaning all this up.

If you don’t wish to end up in such a scenario, consider getting a bunch of garbage bags and placing them all around the house at strategic intervals. Tell the first few people to arrive to discard of everything in these bags and to tell others to do the same. This way your guests will be advised early on, and at the end of the party you can simply collect all the garbage bags and take them outside to the bin. If you’re sold, here are some of the larger garbage bags you can buy for a cleaner and less messy party.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Hefty Strong Multipurpose Large Black Garbage Bags – 30 Gallon
  2. Hefty Strong Large Trash Bags – 33 Gallon
  3. Glad Tall Kitchen Drawstring Trash Bags

 

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Panana Outdoor Patio Furniture 4 Pieces Rattan Patio Set Wicker Garden Furniture Table and Chairs Conversation Outdoor Brown

Giantex 4 Pcs Folding Chairs Foldable Seat Ergonomic Backrest for Wedding Patio Garden Home Furniture Solid Wood Portable Chairs for Living Room or Camping (Natural)

Giantex Set of 4 Outdoor Patio Folding Chairs Camping Deck Garden Pool Beach Furniture (Black)

Rxmoto Zero Gravity Chairs Table with Cup Holder Set 3 Pieces Adjustable Folding Lounge Recliners with Head Rest Pillow for Patio Outdoor Yard Beach Pool Support 350lbs

Goplus Double Folding Picnic Chairs w/Umbrella Mini Table Beverage Holder Carrying Bag for Beach Patio Pool Park Outdoor Portable Camping Chair (Blue w/Umbrella)

Buzzed - This is The Drinking Game That Gets You and Your Friends Tipsy!

Goplus 48" Foosball Table, Soccer Game Table w/ 2 Balls, Competition Sized Football Arcade for Indoor Game Room Sport

DMI Sports Deluxe Dartboard Cabinet Set - Multiple Finishes Available (Renewed)

STIGA Space Saver Compact Table Tennis Table for Authentic Play at Regulation Height with a Scaled Down Size for Easy Storage

Brybelly Poker Chip Set in Wooden Carousel Case, 11.5gm

7Oz Clear Plastic Cups by Framo, For Any Occasion, BPA-Free Disposable Transparent Ice Tea, Juice, Soda, and Coffee Glasses for Party, Picnic, BBQ, Travel, and Events, (300, clear)

Paper Cups, 150 Pack 8 Oz Paper Cups, White Paper Coffee Cups 8 Oz Disposable White Hot Coffee Paper Cups Paper, 8 Oz Disposable Water Paper Cups Paper Water Cups, Coffee Cups Paper Cups Water Cups

Repurpose 100% Compostable Plant-Based Clear Cold Cup | 16 Ounce Party Cups | 50 Cups

 

 Garden Chairs

If you do decide on holding a party outdoors, probably in your backyard, you will of course need seating. Guests will never take kindly to being asked to just stand around and frankly speaking, that will be the worst party they would have ever been to. Fortunately for you, plenty of outdoor seating options are available, and most of them excel at being designed elegantly and comfortably. Some seating options worth considering are listed below.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Panana Outdoor Patio Furniture 4 Pieces
  2. Giantex 4 Pcs Folding Chairs Foldable Seat
  3. Giantex Set of 4 Outdoor Patio Folding Chairs
  4. Rxmoto Zero Gravity Chairs Table with Cup Holder Set 3 Pieces
  5. Goplus Double Folding Picnic Chairs with Umbrella Mini Table Beverage Holder Carrying Bag

 Games

Good music and lighting are not going to carry the party themselves. Sooner or later, when everyone has had their fair share of drinks and food, they will look for other distractions. If they fail to locate any, they will simply get up and leave and probably not look back at this night favorably. A party is all about having fun. More importantly, social fun. And what better way to get everyone to bond together and laugh themselves silly than by providing a few party games for them, so everyone can crowd around, cheer someone on, and participate themselves. We’ll take the liberty of listing some games that are sure to entertain at your party, and create memorable moments and strong bonds in the process.

Our Top Picks:

  1. Buzzed – This is The Drinking Game That Gets You and Your Friends Tipsy!
  2. Goplus 48″ Foosball Table
  3. DMI Sports Deluxe Dartboard Cabinet Set
  4. STIGA Space Saver Compact Table Tennis Table
  5. Brybelly Poker Chip Set in Wooden Carousel Case

 Cups

If you’re expecting a big turnout at your party, you need to keep plenty of drinks ready. And when you’ve done that, you need to tackle the matter of providing said drinks to all your guests. Sure, if you’re serving up beverages in cans, you need not worry much, but if you’ve got large corked bottles of exquisite tastes waiting, then you probably need to consider getting some disposable cups. You do not want to be handing out drinks in your own china cups, because not only would they not be enough but as the night goes on and the party gets rowdier and wilder, the chances of some of your cups breaking mounts a ton. For this reason, here’s a few packs of disposable cups you might want to get for your party, enough to keep the guests drunk and the party rolling without any sharp pieces of broken china littering the floor.

Our Top Picks:

  1. 7Oz Clear Plastic Cups by Framo
  2. Luxki 150 Pack 8 Oz Paper Cups
  3. Repurpose 100% Compostable Plant-Based Clear Cold Cup

 Conclusion

And that’s it. That pretty much sums up what you need to do and get to set up an amazing party that will cement your status as one of the best party hosts your guests have ever had the pleasure of meeting. Set the party up right and people will fondly recall this night a decade from now and thank you for the unforgettable fun they had.

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