Everyone loves a good party with all of their close friends and family, however, it can sometimes be difficult to think of new ideas to make it more fun. To get you in the right mindset for planning your next big party, we’ve put together a list of 8 different ideas to spice up your get-together to impress your friends. From a bingo night to a costume party or a cook-off, you will be the go-to person for parties in the future.
A game night isn’t exactly a brand new idea, however, getting your friends around a board game can turn a good night into a great night. Games like Charades, Monopoly, Catchphrase, and even bingo are all great options for a night of laughs and fun. Whether you and your friends are more of the competitive type or more relaxed, a games night is never a bad option for a party.
Another good idea for this type of party is to get everyone to bring their favorite game and you can play them throughout the night so you don’t get bored with the same game. Get some of your favorite snacks and drinks and enjoy the company of your friends for hours.
Nothing brings people together at a party more than a sing-a-long. This is why a karaoke night is one of the best types of parties to throw for you and your friends. It doesn’t matter if you sing completely out of tune. Everyone is there to belt out their favorite ballads and have a great time doing it. The great thing about karaoke nights is that they can be done from your home. No need to go out and spend lots of money.
You also don’t need any fancy karaoke equipment. A speaker and a phone are more than enough. Just search for some karaoke versions of songs and play them through your speaker. You don’t even need microphones, a hairbrush, or a wooden spoon along with the lyrics on a laptop or phone is more than enough to have a great night. So next time you organize a get-together, consider this as an option for a fantastic party filled with laughs and good times.
A cook-off is another great idea for a party where you and your friends can compete to create the best dish. Everyone can come up with their own idea and ingredients to make a plate of food that stands out above the rest. The best thing about this type of party is that there is plenty of great food to snack on throughout the night as you enjoy each other’s company.
You can make it more professional by creating scoresheets for each person’s dish and giving everyone a final score. Prizes can be one for different categories such as best tasting, most unusual, and best looking. One of the advantages of this type of party is that it doesn’t cost a lot of money as everyone is bringing their own ingredients and everything is shop-bought. This is perfect for those looking to keep on a strict budget but still want to have fun parties with their friends.
A book club is definitely more for a tame type of party but it can be loads of fun nonetheless. Getting all of your friends and family over to discuss your favorite novels can be great for sharing ideas and opinions on characters and stories. Some ideas for this type of night include watching the movie version of the books being discussed and having a live reading session.
Perhaps making some food and getting some nice drinks will help make the evening that little bit more special. You can organize themes for your book club party that match some of the novels that you will be discussing. People will think of it as a night to be remembered.
Who doesn’t love a costume party? Dressing up as your favorite movie character or something more obscure will be sure to get a load of laughs. You can create a theme for the costume party such as an 80s disco or something scary for a Halloween-themed party. Some other ideas to make an even more special night include decorating your house to match them and making some food and drinks that go with the costumes.
If you want some ideas for costume themes take a look at the list below for some inspiration to make your party unforgettable:
- Historic figures
Costume parties are certainly not just for youngsters. So much fun can be had dressing up as adults allowing everyone to blow off some steam after a busy week at work.
Potluck Dinner Night
A potluck dinner party is essentially a glorified dinner party. Everyone brings a food dish they have either bought or made at home and then you create a big spread on the table so people can try what others have brought. This type of party is great for catching up with friends and chatting long into the night.
A painting party is a great way to bring out people’s creative side. All you need is some paint brushes, paint and some paper. You can do something like a bowl of fruit for people to try and paint or perhaps let them just use their imagination. Prizes can be won for the best piece of art and by the end of the night, everyone will have something to bring home.
A movie night is a classic type of party that people have been throwing for countless years. Gathering all of your close friends in one place to sit and watch a film can never be a bad idea. Buy some drinks and snacks for the evening and everyone will be sure to have a great time, enjoying each other’s company and getting lost in a good film.