You really don’t need much to host an awesome party. But, sometimes a bit of planning and some supplies will make the party shine brighter. Regardless of how big or small, or last minute your party is, organizing it shouldn’t be difficult with the right supplies.
If you’re looking to make your party stand out and be the most unforgettable yet, you’re in the right spot. Here, we’ll give an in-depth list of must-have supplies for your upcoming party.
Without further ado, let’s see which must-have supplies you absolutely need for an unforgettable party.
General or basic party supplies
If you’re wondering what basic party supplies are, we’re here to give you a hand. Basic party supplies include cups, plates, napkins, utensils, serving bowls, and other servingware.
Generally, you can just buy the standard or basic type of servingware, and no one will mind. However, if you want your party to stand out, going all out might be better.
The best would be to go for paper cups and plates and so on, because not only are they easier to clean but they are also more eco-friendly. Paper tableware comes in many fun prints and colors, so you won’t have any problems choosing something interesting.
If you’re eco-conscious and you want your party to reflect that, then you can invest in some biodegradable tableware. And in case you’re not a fan of paper tableware, you always have the option of using what you have on hand at home.
For some, probably the most important party items are drinks. Whether you’re one of those people or not, getting various kinds of drinks for your party is always a good idea. You never know what your guests will be in the mood for, so options are welcome.
The kind of drinks you decide to offer is up to you. You can make a great non-alcoholic party or you can include alcohol.
From non-alcoholic beverages, you can include water, sparkling water, sodas, juice, coffee, and even tea. As for alcoholic drinks, you can go wild but some staples include wine, beer, and cider.
To make your party even more bougie, don’t forget to offer cocktails with different garnishes. Ice is a must, as well as drink stirrers. Go a step further and give your guests a chance to choose custom stubby holders.
Food and snacks
Drinks without snacks can ruin the party. That’s why you also need some sort of food and snacks to make your party truly unforgettable. You can always go the easy way and get some popular snack, something you know your guests will enjoy.
And if you want to show off your culinary skills, you can create a party menu. To give you some ideas, you can always go with classic sandwiches, nachos, burritos, BBQ chicken wings, salads, meatballs, and so much more.
The key when making party food is to make everything bite-sized finger food or something that won’t be too messy to eat.
As for dessert, let’s not forget that too. When it comes to party desserts there are no rules, you can do whatever you like. Normally, people will choose something easy to make, but you can go all out and make a party cake. Or you can stick to store-bought desserts.
Name tags are essential only when you’re making a huge party with many, many guests. They are a great way to mark table placements. They can also be useful if you’re inviting a large number of people who don’t know each other. Everyone can have a name tag displayed somewhere visible and there won’t be any name confusion or “Sorry I can’t remember your name” situations.
For small parties where everyone knows everyone or simply small enough parties that remembering someone’s name won’t be a problem, name tags aren’t necessary.
The great thing about this party supply is that you can easily DIY and customize it to fit the theme of your party.
When it comes to party decorations, it all depends on the theme of your party. Are you making a Christmas, Halloween, or anniversary party? Maybe a birthday party, what about a tea party? Maybe it’s just a casual get-together. Well, the party decor will depend on that.
Generally, some of the most frequent party décor essentials include balloons, ribbons, confetti, garlands, flowers, candles, and so much more. The awesome thing about party décor is that you can easily DIY it if you’re creative and crafty. Plus, you don’t have to stick to traditional party decorations, it’s your party, and you can decorate it however you want.
What kind of party are you organizing if there aren’t any games? For many guests, the highlight of a party is usually party games. That’s one of the reasons you need to be on top of your game when coming up with entertainment.
To give you some ideas, you can always include staple party games such as charades, two truths and a lie, pictionary, beer pong, and so on.
However, if you want to wow your guests, you can hire a photo booth, a karaoke machine, a dance floor, or a carousel. Yes, if you have the means, you can rent all that.
Again, the kind of games you settle for will depend on the size of your party and the number of guests.
Now that we have made a main list, we can talk about other must-haves. People usually forget to think about things such as rubbish bins, but they are necessary. You don’t want to have to deal with litter and rubbish after the party is over. So, get the necessary number of bins or bags.
If you plan to hire a photo booth, don’t forget to include photo booth props. Make sure you have enough seating for all your guests. Music is important, so ensure it always plays softly in the background.
And there you have it, a list of must-have party supplies for an unforgettable party. Do you think we forgot something? If so, don’t forget to share with us what you think we skipped.
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