Top 5 tips to throwing the perfect party

Whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or a large corporate event, the Function Junction wanted to share their top 5 tips to creating the perfect party for you and your guests.

Pre-party planning in just as important as the main event. If you’re super organised before the event, you’re guaranteed to throw a fabulously slick soiree. Also the more personal a party is, the more likely your guests will feel at home and relaxed. Do any guests have food intolerances/allergies? What’s the accountants favourite tipple? There are just a few of the details you’ll need to consider beforehand.

Warm Welcome
If it’s a small to medium gathering, always make sure to greet guests at the door and try and introduce them to at least 1 other guest. Having a tray of pre-mixed welcome cocktails or a glass of bubbly are always a surefire ways to make guests feel special and welcome. Don’t forget about any non drinkers or drivers, by having a selection of non-alcoholic beverages available. Lay out some snacks strategically around the room or hire waiting staff to serve hors d’oeuvres.


Create a theme
A theme is a fantastically fun way to add a unified look and feel across any party, event or even a wedding. Create food menus and drink choices inspired by the country or era of your chosen theme, and even music choice. The Function Junction has an array of live bands and musicians who will add an authentic flair to your event, where we cover lots of themes including every decade, various traditional music to Scotland and Ireland and even latin and Caribbean music.


Whilst not everyone will remember what snacks or drinks they had; a party is always made memorable by the music and the entertainment. As well as complimenting your theme, adding a live band or DJ to the event will also be a way of expressing yours or your companies personality and vision. Hiring a live band is simple and you’ll be even more surprised to know that the Function Junction have a variety of live bands and DJ’s to suit any budget, with prices starting from just £160.


When in doubt, keep your food menu, drinks and decor simple. Not only will this stop pre-party stress, it could also save you time and money. Narrowing down food options, choosing one house cocktail instead of three and decorating with lots of tea light candles (be wary if children are attending) or a few bunches of balloons, could be all it takes to creating a gorgeous party atmosphere.


The Function Junction is always on hand to help with any queries you may have regarding booking a live band or DJ for your party, corporate event or wedding. Read our ‘Help and Advice’ section or contact us directly: 0800 0343232 or email [email protected].

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