Hosting a party is always a fun idea. Whether it’s a night out at the bar or a BBQ and pool party at your own backyard, having fun with friends or family is something that we can’t just get enough of. But when parties don’t have anything new to offer and conversations become too predictable, the fun may start wearing off.

Hosting parties isn’t easy, but it could be fun as long as you know that it will be an incredible one. From getting your resources from a party rental company to catering everyone’s favorite food and playing their favorite music, your party in Utah or any other state may just be what everybody wants.

Here are some fun ideas for hosting an awesome party:

Do Not Plan Alone

Doing all the planning and arrangement by yourself is a sure way to get a headache. Even if you are a good planner and everything is going smoothly, involving your guests in the planning stage will get them thinking as well and perhaps a combination of all your ideas will make that party your best one yet. Furthermore, they can help with the legwork. Your party supplier can have multiple customers, too, instead of catering solely to you.

Play Unique Games

When you party at home, it instantly becomes the perfect place for a game night. You can try board games and set aside all phones while you do so. You can also do something that will get everyone moving, such as a scavenger hunt. Put up hidden clues all around the house and to make it even more exciting, hide some around the neighborhood as well. Have your guests group into twos and begin the hunt. Put your guests’ competitiveness to the test as you see all of their collected items.

Have Your Guests Make Their Own Drinks

After making sure you have all the supplies for a minibar, encourage your guests to mix cocktails or make any drink of their choice. They may also bring their own beverage so that you no longer have to worry about the menu.

Try Potluck

Top view of group of people having dinner together while sitting at the rustic wooden table

Ask your guests to bring their favorite food or dessert or for a twist, ask them to bring their own specialty dish. Bonding over food is always great. Instead of relying on take-out menus, pizza delivery, and other fast food, allow everyone to share food that they’ve all made. You’d be saving some cash, too.

Throw a pet party

Instead of just hosting a party for people, why not do it for the fur babies as well?  In warmer seasons, find a good open space where pets can run around, such as a wide backyard, a rooftop, or a park. For colder seasons, a wide indoor space is ideal, such as basements and rooms where the floor isn’t carpeted.

Carefully plan your menu and ask your pet-parent guests for help with the food preparation. Opt for healthy, homemade treats that dogs or cats will surely enjoy. Pets, of course, love to play. Prepare toys for dogs like a ball for fetch or a rope for tug of war. Clear away objects in the area that they may break as they run around.

Lastly, for a pet party, be mindful of your guest list. Some dogs may not interact well with cats and vice versa. Inviting a new dog to a mix of familiar dogs may also be a bad idea, so consult your guests on what their fur babies like in social interactions.

The ideas and options for hosting awesome parties are limitless. With these ideas, you’d be sure to get something fun in your head that will help you as soon as you begin planning. Whatever creative party concept you have in mind, don’t forget the first tip: don’t plan alone. Share your ideas and proposals to your guests and most importantly, enjoy the process.