When it comes to throwing an unforgettable party, celebrity hosts often do it better than most. Whether it’s the Fresco Da Franco Halloween Party that brought New Jersey’s finest out to play in 2015 or the infamous Diddy White Party which was dubbed the most “stylish day in history” by GQ magazine, celebrities know how to throw a lavish get-together.
Of course, spending upwards of £1 million on a single party is beyond the means of most people, but that doesn’t mean you can’t host a sensational soirée from the comfort of your own home with a little imagination and inspiration.
From bingo to DIY spas, there are plenty of ways to entertain your guests when you host your next party and in the following paragraphs we’ve tried to give you some inspiration to help you along the way.
The Hollywood Glamour Party
When you look at the Fresco Da Franco Halloween Party you’ll notice that in among the ghosts and ghouls was a selection of Hollywood glamour costumes. Images of stars such as Greta Garbo, Lauren Bacall and Katharine Hepburn are still as iconic today as they ever were and that’s why they are often seen as the perfect theme for a party.
To really achieve an authentic night you’ll need everyone to dress in traditional 1930’s style clothes with bias cut dresses for the women and top hat and tails for the men. Add to this a selection of Hollywood glamour cocktails, such as a classic Manhattan or a Greta Garbo (brandy, vermouth, orange juice, grenadine and crème de menthe), and you’ve got an evening of refined excellence.
The Patsy Kensit Bingo Party
Forget the old images of bingo where old ladies would hunker down in their knitwear and listen to a monotone caller shout random numbers all evening, bingo has changed. Thanks to the Internet it’s now played by young people around the world. In fact, such is the popularity of bingo that the industry is now worth more than £500 million annually (according to Statista) in the UK alone.
With great growth comes great endorsements and when you log into 32Red Bingo you’ll now find the always classy Patsy Kensit giving her seal of approval to the game. If you click here for more info you’ll not only see that Ms Kensit is a bingo fan, but when you join 32Red Bingo you’ll get £32 free when you deposit £20 (so you and your guests can actually make some money for virtually nothing).
So, if it’s good enough Patsy, then it should be good enough for your next party. Instead of hosting your own makeshift game, all you have to do is get everyone to bring their mobile or tablet, all sign into 32Red Bingo and join the same game. To spice things up a little, you can incorporate some drinking games into the action by getting the person with the least covered numbers drink a shot after each game.
The Las Vegas Party
In line with the idea of hosting a bingo party, there’s always room for a casino-themed evening in anyone’s calendar. Whether you’re a gambler or not, images of James Bond and Danny Ocean (i.e. George Clooney in Ocean’s Eleven) are always enough to get people to a casino party.
In fact, thanks to the rise of online casino sites such as Mr Smith and Gala, almost everyone has now had some interaction with the betting world. To host your own evening of gambling entertainment you’ll have to play for free (otherwise you’ll need a gambling licence), but a few decks of cards, a mini roulette table and some casino chips are all you really need to have an evening of highs and lows, and everything in between.
To make the evening even more special, encourage everyone to wear their finest outfits and, if you can afford it, hire a few people to serve cocktails and snacks to players throughout the night.
The DIY Spa Party
While men could enjoy the benefits of a spa party just as well as women could, this one is really for those who like to pamper themselves on a regular basis. Although the overall aim of a DIY spa party is to “do it yourself”, you don’t have to do everything on your own.
Hiring a beauty therapist for the evening doesn’t cost as much as you’d think. Companies like My Pamper Party use a network of more than 750 fully-insured beauty therapists across the UK and offer a range of themed products to suit your party.
Whether it’s a hen party or a simple night in with some drinks, the beauty therapists will come to your venue equipped with all the latest products from as little as £18.95 per person. Once you add a few glasses of champagne and a robe each for your guests you’ll have all the ingredients necessary for the most relaxing party in town.
Hosting your own party doesn’t have to be expensive. With a little creativity and some out-of-the-box thinking, you can create an evening of entertainment that any celebrity would be jealous of.
Written by : Charlotte Blairman