How to organise an A-list house party without breaking the bank

It’s hard to watch an episode of Geordie Shore or a movie like Bad Neighbours without wanting to throw your own A-list-inspired house party. Not only are parties great fun, but they help you meet new people, let off steam and sing and dance to your favourite music. If you’re planning on throwing your own house party this year, then make sure you follow our step-by-step guide.

Choose a party theme

Choosing the right theme for your party can be a great way to ensure your guests have a good time and take the pressure off of dressing up for the event. You could host an A-list house party, asking guests to dress up as their favourite celebrities, or even take a leaf out of Jonathan Ross’ book and host a Halloween party, like his infamous annual tradition. Just make sure everyone knows about the dress code and theme in advance to avoid embarrassment.

Stock up on food and drink

Getting the right food and drink is essential in order for your party to be a success. Celebrities are known to spend thousands of pounds on canapes and hire top chefs to prepare entrees and dishes for guests to enjoy when they arrive, but with a little planning, you’ll be able to offer finger food at a fraction of the cost. At the end of the day, who doesn’t love a sausage roll?! And when it comes to drink, make sure you stock up on supplies in advance and think about what your guests will want to drink. You could even employ a ‘bring a bottle’ policy to reduce the pressure.

Find the right property

Chat with your friends and decide upon the best property for your house party. If you want your evening to go off with a bang, then you’ll need a spacious property with plenty of parking and a garden for entertaining, and you should probably look for a detached property with its own land to avoid noise complaints. If none of your homes fit the bill, you could consider party houses that are available to rent; that way, you won’t have to worry about inviting guests into your own home, and you can choose a stunning country house or modern mansion to really impress.

Limit the guest list

Large house parties are great, but there’s no point inviting every man and his dog if you’re not going to have the space or the budget to pull it off. You should also avoid advertising your party on social media – we all know what can happen when news of a great night out goes too far. One teen’s house party lead to £30,000 worth of damage after 800 people descended on her five-bedroom semi-detached property in Essex. Limit the guest list and make sure you know everyone you’re inviting; that way, you’ll have peace of mind and you’ll be able to enjoy yourself on the night.

Hire a DJ to play the right music

Music is one of the most important parts of any house party. In fact, top celebrities hire professional DJs to play at their private gatherings – it’s rumoured that Calvin Harris demands a $500,000 paycheck to perform at a private event. You don’t have to shell out for an expensive DJ, though; you could even create your own music playlists on Spotify or Apple Music to play before the event to save money and ensure every song fits the vibe of the evening.

Throwing a house party can be great fun, but there’s lots you need to think about before you send out the invitations. Get planning today, and you’ll have the night of your life in no time. Let us know how you get on using @CelebMix and check back soon for more awesome content.