December 26, 2019
Former model and creative director of American Vogue, Grace Coddington, has revealed her secrets to hosting an epic party – just in time to vastly improve your New Year’s Eve plans.
How To Host An Epic Party – Tips From Readers And Experts
Coddington wrote in a piece for British Vogue that the key is to “pack too many people into too small a space, because that way everybody has to talk to everybody, and it’s bound to have a good atmosphere”.
She’s also a big fan of keeping the drinks flowing and has a tactic for ensuring none goes to waste: “I serve the very, very best wine, but I pour it into quite small glasses, so when people leave them around they can’t waste a lot of good wine.”
For those thinking about having a last-minute get together at home on NYE, here are some tips from readers and party-planning experts to help make your night a roaring success.Related... Your Worst Ever New Year's Eve Stories: 'I Woke Up In A Pile Of Snow in Norway' Find the right locationTom Bourlet, who works for The Stag Company, which organises stag dos, says location is critical. Whether in the house, at a venue, or down the pub, you need to find somewhere that can accommodate the quantity of people potentially arriving, he says. And can it be accessed via public transport?
Having an outside area is important, says Ben Beckles, a HuffPost reader who loves to throw a shindig, as the last thing you want is people smoking inside – and it can also help if people need to be sick. “I learned this the hard way when a girl projectile-vomited all over the carpets then refused to move and just continued being sick.”Be prepared“I host quite a few parties and always find that preparation and organisation is key,” Beckles continues. “I’ll plan in advance to make sure food and drink is all covered and the house is looking good and has been decorated for the right type of vibe.”
It’s also wise to consider finer details ahead of time. Are there suitable toilet facilities for the amount of people? Does your bathroom have a lock (if not, get one)? Is there enough toilet roll? Do you have ample space to put coats and bags? 
“You can put on the most amazing party in the world, but if people have to queue too long for the toilet or there’s no loo roll, thats the thing they’ll remember when they leave,” says Bill Price, experience manager at hospitality brand Selina.
You might want to send a reminder to guests a few days before the big event so it’s fresh in their minds, too. Dim the lights“You need to ensure you get the right lighting,” says Toby Heelis, CEO of venue platform Eventopedia. “Keep to warm, low colours.
“Bright, harsh colours gives a room a clinical feel which makes it harder for guests to relax. To achieve this effect, create a room lit with smaller light sources such as fairy lights and novelty lighting.” Offer food“Don’t forget to keep your guests well fed when hosting a party, even if a sit down meal isn’t part of the plan,” says Wil Chung, from Foodhub. “Stodgy, carb-heavy foods such as pizza are ideal as they are tasty, filling and most people will eat them. Avoid foods such as curry unless you don’t mind bright orange stains on your carpet.”
Even just having snacks on hand – think crisps, dips and other picnic treats like cocktail sausages, scotch eggs, olives and nuts – can help keep people satiated.Provide seatingMake sure there’s space to chill out and room to dance. “Have somewhere for people to sit and relax,” says Heelis. “Soft furnishings go a long way. Scatter a few cushions, throws and beanbags around the party.”Find the right tunesRemember that the party isn’t about what you like, it’s about what your guests like, says Price, who recommends taking the nostalgic route with music. “Don’t start blasting out the Ibiza classics to a room of metal fans; make an assessment of the people at your party and deliver what they want.” 
If you’re hosting a party with multiple rooms, Heelis recommends having different vibes to suit everyone’s needs. Try having a party room with upbeat tracks and then a more relaxed room with ambient chill.
Beckles recommends connecting your phone to the TV if you’re able to, so you can play music videos on a big screen – having visuals tend to work well with guests, he adds.
Whatever you do, be careful with volume, says Price. “Blasting it loudly too early will annoy everyone, but conversely, having it too quiet will send everyone home.”Related... The 10 Best Red Wines for Winter I Camembert Hosting Dinner Parties Without My Trusty Cheese Fondue Set This Is What Alcohol Experts Do To 'Cure' Their Hangovers
Related Stories
Latest News
Top news around the world
Coronavirus Disease

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus.

Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop serious illness.

Around the World

Celebrity News

> Latest News in Media

Watch It
Tori Spelling livid outside lawyer’s office | Page Six Celebrity News
October 19, 2021
c6jXGlZ4tUM
Meghan McCain reveals why she quit ‘The View’ | Page Six Celebrity News
October 19, 2021
U8hKU3XaWoA
Melanie C tears up over ‘DWTS’ elimination | Page Six Celebrity News
October 19, 2021
6kupl6xAqYs
Patrick Mahomes' Brother Apologizes For Dancing On Sean Taylor Memorial | TMZ TV
October 19, 2021
WMz0U0iDNq4
Kanye West Performs 'Runaway' at Wedding in Venice, Italy | TMZ TV
October 19, 2021
C3PovtE3d5k
Possible Brian Laundrie Sighting in Florida, Surveillance Video Shows | TMZ
October 19, 2021
2irMFY2WQ-4
Dua Lipa SUPERfan, Six Flags Meal Plan & Restroom Emergency
October 19, 2021
sd7Fe-gVJhQ
Meg's Anniversary, Bey & Jay's Date Night & Lala's Astrology
October 19, 2021
FVarQIcAzLU
Alex Rodriguez Gets Trolled by Red Sox Fans With J.Lo Chant | E! News
October 19, 2021
b-NAElRjFLI
Kristen Stewart Responds to 'Joker' Internet Campaign
October 20, 2021
EiMyKvaV4uk
Netflix Stock Stalls Despite Better-Than-Expected Q3 Earnings
October 20, 2021
KUhMTj6Zkl0
From 'Nightcrawler' to 'Sound of Metal:' Riz Ahmed Explains What He's Learned From Every Role
October 20, 2021
2u1tkFGVeng
TV Schedule
Late Night Show
Watch the latest shows of U.S. top comedians

Sports

Latest sport results, news, videos, interviews and comments
Latest Events
19
Nov
ASIAN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group H
Sydney FC - Shanghai SIPG
17
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Spain - Germany
14
Nov
UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE A: Group Stage
Germany - Ukraine
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Manchester City - Liverpool
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Arsenal - Aston Villa
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Valencia - Real Madrid
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
AC Milan - Verona
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Bromwich Albion - Tottenham Hotspur
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Bologna - Napoli
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Genoa - Roma
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Atalanta - Inter Milan
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Lazio - Juventus
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Bayer Leverkusen - Borussia Monchengladbach
08
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Leicester City - Wolves
08
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Wolfsburg - Hoffenheim
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Valladolid - Athletic Bilbao
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Levante - Alaves
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Real Sociedad - Granada CF
08
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Torino - Crotone
08
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Getafe - Villarreal
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Borussia Dortmund - Bayern Munich
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Everton - Manchester United
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Chelsea - Sheffield United
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Atletico Madrid - Cadiz
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Barcelona - Real Betis
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Augsburg - Hertha Berlin
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
Stuttgart - Eintracht Frankfurt
07
Nov
GERMANY: Bundesliga
RB Leipzig - SC Freiburg
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Rotherham - Preston NE
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Parma - Fiorentina
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Watford - Coventry
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Norwich City - Swansea City
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Blackburn - QPR
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Derby County - Barnsley
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Huddersfield - Luton
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Nottingham Forest - Wycombe Wanderers
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
West Ham United - Fulham
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Sheffield Wednesday - Millwall
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Brentford - Middlesbrough
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Championship
Birmingham - Bournemouth
07
Nov
SPAIN: La Liga
Sevilla - Osasuna
07
Nov
ITALY: Serie A
Benevento - Spezia
07
Nov
ENGLAND: Premier League
Crystal Palace - Leeds
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Ferencvaros - Juventus
04
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group G
Barcelona - Dynamo K.
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group A
Salzburg - Bayern Munich
03
Nov
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: Group stage, Group D
Atalanta - Liverpool
Find us on Instagram
at @feedimo to stay up to date with the latest.
Featured Video You Might Like
zWJ3MxW_HWA L1eLanNeZKg i1XRgbyUtOo -g9Qziqbif8 0vmRhiLHE2U JFCZUoa6MYE UfN5PCF5EUo 2PV55f3-UAg W3y9zuI_F64 -7qCxIccihU pQ9gcOoH9R8 g5MRDEXRk4k
Copyright © 2020 Feedimo. All Rights Reserved.