1. GET YOUR GUESTS TALKING WITH A FUN ENTRANCE. We’ve been calling this one “the mood portal” and it’s made by hanging strips of metre fabric over 3 shower rods to make a magical curtain. Best of all, it’s hard not to feel like a rockstar after walking through.
2. SOME OF THE BEST PARTIES are where you can adopt a bit of a character complete with props. Different kinds of hats are a classic choice but we thought it’d be a nice twist to add a distinctive cup for guests to hold on to and add to the character.
3. MAKE A MINGLE MISSION. This one’s great if not all your guests know each other. The idea’s simple; write down some trivia about a guest, seal it in an envelope, then give it to another guest to try and find who is the mýstery person.
4. CREATE A CONVERSATION ISLAND. It can be easy for parties to fall into the everyone sits on the sofa model. One way to keep things moving is to make an island complete with food and drink ingredients in the middle of the room for people to chat around.