Whether you’re celebrating a birthday or you just want to catch up with friends, a house party is a great choice – and choosing a theme for your party allows you to make the decorations, food, activities, and music match to create a fun and cohesive evening. Rather than an 80s theme, consider dressing to impress and hosting a VIP house party where every guest can feel like they’re a million dollars – and spend the evening as if they were an A-List celebrity.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of our top tips for organizing the ultimate VIP house party…
Dress code: your favorite star
Add some excitement to your VIP house party by asking everyone to dress up as their fave celebrity, whether that’s Lady Gaga or Will Smith. Not only does fancy dress get everyone in the party mood, but it takes away the pressure of finding the right dress or getting your hair done, as you can fashion a costume in no time – and you can wear a wig if you want to! Want to make the evening even more enjoyable? Celebrity couples fancy dress is another great idea – think Brad and Angelina, Victoria and David, or even Donald and Ivanka. Be creative!
Make some cocktails
We’re not saying that you need to spend thousands on a bottle of Moët & Chandon, but if you want to feel like you’re a Hollywood star, then you’re going to need some delicious drinks to get you through the night. Cocktails are a great way to go as they look great, taste great and don’t break the bank. Whether it’s a bloody mary cocktail or something more exotic, add cocktail making to your party’s itinerary and let everyone have a go shaking and stirring!
Play some casino games
It wouldn’t be an A-List get together without some high-stakes gambling. Hey, you don’t need to clear your bank account to have a good time and place some bets! Why not check out the top ten online casinos and set up a computer or tablet where the guys can place some bets? Not only does it keep them busy, but it’ll make them feel like they’re Arnold Schwarzenegger coming out of the MGM Grand after hitting the jackpot. And who knows, they might even win!
Create the playlist in advance
It would be rude to throw a celebrity-themed party without putting together a playlist of tracks before the guests arrive, so head into Spotify and choose some of your favorite tracks. You have to include the obvious – Paparazzi by Lady Gaga, Famous by Kayne West, and Grace Kelly by MIKA, but then throw it out to everyone else, and take requests on the evening.
Roll out the red carpet
Finally, consider buying or hiring a red carpet to place outside so that, when guests arrive at your house, they feel like they’re headed into a movie theatre at a world premiere. Sure, this one is a little silly and throwaway, but it makes for a great selfie spot, and it doesn’t cost the earth. In fact, you can pick up a cheap red carpet on Amazon for less than $10, and you can chuck it in the trash or recycle it into something else when you’re finished hosting your party.
There you have it – just some of the ways you can feel like the world’s biggest star hosting a house party. Let us know how you get on using @CelebMix and stay tuned for more soon!