4 ways to get the party started

01 December 2015

Got a house party coming up and looking for ways to get your guests talking, having fun and most importantly avoiding the sit on the sofa all night scenario? We can help! We’ve been rigging up our Ideas lab to test out a few ways to break the ice and help get your party started right. Come in and have a mingle!

Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start. Want to be the host with the most? Come see some our favourite ways to get your guests into party mode right from the start.

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.

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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.

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Photographer: Mats Ekdahl
Interior designer: Geneviève Jorn
Digital designer: Cecilia Englund
Copy writer: James Rynd
Editor: Linda Harkell