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10 Ways to make your next party fantastic!

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Everyone loves a party, right?!? They’re one of the best ways to celebrate life and have a heap of fun. However, when it comes to hosting your own, what’s meant to be a great time can turn into a stressful mess of cleaning, cooking and tending to your guests. Here at Hog’s, we’ve thrown our fair share of great parties over the years so here’s 10 ways to make your next party fantastic!

  1. Have a varied menu to keep everyone happy
  2. Make sure there is plenty of room for everyone
  3. Get out of the kitchen
  4. Keep a variety of beverages on hand
  5. Create a great atmosphere
  6. Dress up
  7. Eat cake
  8. Know the cost upfront
  9. Ditch the cleaning up
  10. Forget the stress and just have fun

 

1. Have a varied menu to keep everyone happy

As a host, your job is basically to keep your guests happy and smiling. And, we believe the stomach is not only the way to a man’s heart, but the way to everyone else’s too! Keep everyone happy at your party by offering a varied menu that’s got a bit of something to suit all tastes. But, if creating an impressive menu isn’t your cup of tea, make your job easy by booking a great restaurant with a varied menu to suit all tastes and most importantly if you have kids coming have a wide kids menu.

Hogsters Kids Meals picturing Kids Steak and Kids Calamari with two drinks

2. Make sure there is plenty of room for everyone

Your dining table might be big enough to handle a couple of extra guests but, squeezing the extended family, your whole work team or all the kids from school or the local sports team into your home can quickly become a logistical nightmare! Instead of culling the guest list just because of space limitations, find a great venue to host your party.

 

3. Get out of the kitchen

Have you ever hosted a party where you felt like you spent the entire time in the kitchen? It’s probably happened to us all at one time or another and it doesn’t make for the most fun or sociable evening! To make your next party fantastic, try to minimise the time you need to spend prepping and cooking food while your guests are there. Better yet, get out of the kitchen altogether by having your party catered for and there is no better catering than having the food made by a restaurant.

 

4. Keep a variety of beverages on hand

To keep all your guests happy, you’ll want to have a good selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic and soft drinks on hand. But, knowing what and how much of each different type to buy and then having enough ice and space in the fridge to keep it all cold can be quite a challenge.

One benefit of having your next party at one of your favourite restaurants is that your guests can drink as much of whatever they want without you having to even think! And, you won’t be left with a fridge full of half-drunken bottles of soft drink, juice, and wine that just ends up in the bin.

Great PArties at Hog's

5. Create a great atmosphere

Every good party needs stylish décor and great music to make it fantastic. Instead of investing money and time into buying and setting up decorations and a great sound track, turn the job over to someone who does it every night.

 

6. Dress up

Hog’s loves a great party and what better way to celebrate than with a bit of fancy dress! Not only is it a great way to get everyone excited about the party, funny dress up costumes are a sure way to break the ice and share a laugh when people turn up.

If you’re having a party to celebrate Christmas, Halloween or another significant holiday, check if your local restaurants are holding any themed events that your group could join in on. If not, here at Hog’s we’re in total support of you dressing up as a giant pumpkin, sexy Santa’s helper or an Oompa Loompa. Whatever tickles your fancy!

10 Great Ideas To Make Your Party Great

7. Eat cake

What’s a party without a cake?!? Whether it’s a birthday bash, a work function or a family reunion, there’s a cake for every occasion. Instead of letting a lack of sponge and frosting fool your friends into thinking it’s not a ‘real’ celebration, always remember the cake!

 

8. Know the cost upfront

Parties can end up costing a fortune but by dining out, you can pre-select a set menu option so that you know what it’s going to cost beforehand. You might even be able to split the bill between the group to make your next function a lot more affordable.

 

9. Ditch the cleaning up

Forget cleaning up the house before the party and doing the dishes once everyone leaves! Hosting a party is so much more fun if the cleaning is done for you. If you don’t have a cleaner to help make your home sparkle, have your party at someone else’s.

 

10. Forget the stress and just have fun

Hosting a party can be stressful even if you’re doing it with a smile on your face. But, here at Hog’s, our team of Hog’spitality specialists will look after the service, cooking and cleaning for you so you can be a guest at your own party.

No stress parties at Hog's

 

If you’re ready to make your next party fantastic, click here to check out our delicious party menus and contact your local Hog’s today.

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