Striking the balance between organised and trying too hard is an art form that you're probably still trying to master. So does curly straws and bunting mean it looks like I'm having a kids' party or does it count as retro? You've also made the mistake of over-inviting because you think lots of people will cancel last minute - and then they don't. So that's always a nice squeeze. Yes putting it on top of the cupboard counts as hiding it.. Whether it's a glass, chair or someone's, er, heart, breaking things and house parties seem to go hand in hand. Being host never seems quite as fun as being a guest, because you spend most of the night making sure everybody's happy and trying to hand out snacks.
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Free food, flowing drinks and a chance to meet all types of people: the good, the bad and the total weridos. Steepfeeders, I give you the 11 types of people you will come across at every house party in Dubai. Most likely Middle Eastern who thinks she is intoxicated after one glass of wine. She might be slightly dizzy but still has the energy and urge to spend 2 hours telling everyone that she is drunk and has to leave soon. Left or right? Radical or progressive? Vegetarian or vegan? Tabbouleh or Fattoush?
Which of these moments relate to you the most? Let us know in the comments below!
Everyone knows that the house party is the ultimate social gathering. Unlike a club or bar you can be in complete control - you choose the music, the guest list, the eats and the closing time. But with great power comes great responsibility, and if you don't approach house party planning properly, your next invitation may be deleted before it's even read. We like to think we know a thing or two about throwing a killer party I mean, did you see what we pulled off at the French Chateau recently? And just like any half decent house party host, what's ours is yours etc. So from us to you, enjoy these ideas for throwing the most epic of epic house parties. As they say, the more the merrier.
Part of the reason I created it is because my friends find it hard to understand. You have been blessed with the equipment to make such decisions. We don't have any family here and I don't have nannies or any help.