Whether you’re dressing up for Halloween, having a garden party or celebrating a special occasion, house parties are finally back on the social calendar.
In this hot list, sponsored by British Polo Gin, SoGlos rounds up seven ways to host an incredible party from the comfort of your own home. Because who doesn’t love a house party?
As well as creating its delicious, 100 per cent organic gin and spiced rum right here in Gloucestershire, British Polo Gin also offers a bespoke pop-up bar service that can cater for everything from garden parties to Glastonbury.
British Polo Gin creates a completely bespoke bar solution for each event, so every experience is unique – with options including horse box bars; pallet bars; fully lit galvanised bars; with indoor and outdoor set ups available, not to mention plenty of its delicious organic drinks! Its sister business, the Fostons Ash Inn in Stroud, also offers event catering for the whole party package.
For more information, visit britishpologin.co.uk.
No party would be complete without a great selection of drinks – and Gloucestershire party planners can rely on British Polo Gin to create an amazing bar that’s unique to their event – whether they’re catering for 20 guests or 20,000.
Stocked with delicious, organic British Polo Gin and British Polo Rum, as well as products from carefully selected local partners, British Polo Gin’s highly experienced team can create a unique bar set up that’s tailored to your event, as well as a selection of delicious cocktails to indulge in. As each pop-up bar is bespoke, it’s affordable too, with a focus on providing the best quality drinks for your budget, rather than the cheapest options.
Anyone wanting to secure a British Polo Bar for their event is advised to book well in advance, as this popular team gets booked up fast!
With Gloucestershire boasting a whole host of incredible street food vendors, offering everything from wood-fired pizza to loaded hot dogs, burgers and hog roasts – and even fish and chips – leave the catering to the professionals and enjoy delicious food without worrying about doing the dishes.
If barbecue is your thing, consider bringing in British Polo Gin’s sister venue, the Fostons Ash Inn in Stroud and its Horse Shoe BBQ – serving up authentic Argentine style barbecue cooked over a wood fire on its incredible six foot horse shoe grill!
Whether you’re having a themed costume party (Halloween is just around the corner…) or a more stylish soiree, decorating your home can really elevate your house party and create the wow factor. For crafty types, creating handmade decorations can be a fun way to get into the party spirit. For flower fans, local florists like The Unwalled Garden can create gorgeous floral displays from flowers grown locally in Painswick.
Or, if you’re going all out for a truly special occasion, Gloucestershire-based events management company, Oasis Events, can create a spectacular bespoke set up for your party on any theme you like – as well as fully manage your event for you too.
It’s always courteous to let your neighbours know you’re hosting a party, especially if it’s likely to be late, loud or involve a lot of people descending on your neighbourhood all at once.
If you’re friends with your neighbours, it’s a great opportunity to invite them along. Also, if parking is limited where you live, you could ask if guests could park on neighbour’s driveways or in their visitor parking bays, if they can spare the space.
No matter how relaxed you are, nobody wants guests rifling through their drawers or cupboards, so make sure you set out which rooms are off limits during your party. Set out a basket of essentials for guests in your bathroom and make sure to put away anything valuable or sentimental that you don’t want to risk getting broken. It’s also a good idea to designate one of your rooms as a cloakroom, so guests have somewhere safe to leave their coats and bags.
If you don’t like people wearing shoes in your house, be sure to let them know too – you could even provide a basket of flip flops or slippers for people to pop on if they don’t fancy going barefoot.
A well-curated Spotify playlist is great for a casual get-together, but for a special occasion, hiring a DJ will take your party to the next level. A good DJ will keep the music flowing, match the mood and know exactly when to drop the bangers to get everyone up and dancing.
See Gloucestershire disco hire businesses to find a local DJ.
Party games are a fantastic way to break the ice and get all of your guests in the mood for fun. For outdoor parties, Gloucestershire-based Every Event Hire offers giant garden games like Jenga and Connect Four, as well as a vintage coconut shy for a fun, festival feel.
Of if you’d rather go for board games, options like Scattergories or the classic Trivial Pursuit make ideal options for intellectuals; while games like Taskmaster and Throw Throw Burrito are perfect for energetic party guests!
For more information about British Polo Gin, visit britishpologin.co.uk.
By Chloe Gorman
Wednesday 22 September 2021
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