It’s not always easy coming up with ways to entertain your party guests. In fact, it can be downright overwhelming. Depending on the type of party you’re having, you’ll want to make sure your guests feel welcomed and have fun in the process. No matter if you’re having a birthday party, graduation celebration, or a “just because” gathering, these practical tips will help take the stress out of entertainment.
5 Easy Ways to Entertain Your Party Guests
Keep in mind that the primary goal is to be practical. The more time (and money) you have to invest, the more stressful it can become. As always, we recommend not planning a party alone. Recruit friends, family, even coworkers to help you host a memorable get-together. With this in mind, let’s look at a few ways to entertain your party guests.
Set up background entertainment.
In other words, consider playing some music at a low volume. You can’t go wrong with a little instrumental music, chill radio, or even upbeat instrumentals. The key is to not have it overpowering conversations or being more of a distraction. Keeping in line with the idea of providing background entertainment, you could also go for playing something on the TV (or project) like a slideshow of pictures or a screensaver show. These are a hit for family reunions or gatherings that take place in the living room space.
Set up a photo booth.
Including photography in your party will help with creating those memories that will last long after the party is over. It can be as easy as using a plastic table cloth as the backdrop and taping a few theme-related props to it. Then, on a small table, provide guests with a few picture-taking props to use. Since everyone usually has their own phones these days, they can take the pictures themselves or solicit a nearby guest to snap the photo. If everyone takes their own, consider having a place everyone can post their pictures for sharing (Google Dropbox, Drive, etc.).
Provide a few games to play.
Whether you choose board games, card games, or something outdoorsy like corn hole, having these options will help entertain your party guests. Not to mention, a little friendly competition can always raise the excitement at any party. You can have a designated game time or allow guests the option to play what they want when they want.
Have a delicious menu.
Food is entertainment all by itself. Even if you go for finger foods and fruit trays, there’s something about food that naturally brings people together. Whatever you do, don’t think too hard about it. Make sure you’re aware of any possible food allergies that coming guests may have and plan accordingly. Also, keep in mind the time of day you’ll be having your party and the theme. And as always, don’t hesitate to solicit help in this area. Ask your best friend to make her infamous cookies and your sister to bring her awesome dip (and chips). Keep beverage selections to a minimum (water, lemonade, iced tea, etc.) and let the rest take care of itself.
Provide a guest book or “I was here” board to be signed.
These aren’t just for baby and wedding showers. Guest books and other creative ways to capture the names of who was present can add another entertainment piece to your party. Simply pick your book or board of choice and provide your guests with a variety of creative utensils. There are many different kinds of pencils, coloring pencils, markers, and the like that can be used. After the party, you’ll one awesome keepsake!
Putting together the best get-together and finding ways to entertain your party guests doesn’t have to make you cringe. In fact, deciding what kind of entertainment you’ll provide should be fun and fulfilling. Know that your party guests are going to have a good time regardless of what you choose to do. The ultimate goal is to bring people together and create long-lasting memories in the process.Psst… are you looking for ways to spruce up your party decorations and tablescape? Check out some of our customer favorites! From cup holders and utensil caddies to plate holders, we gotcha covered!