1. Is the party intended for one individual such as a graduation, welcome home party, birthday or wedding? If that is the case, the honoured guest's wishes should be considered. The factors that you're going to need consider are; his/her availability, the guests they'd like to invite and their tastes. If you intend the party to be a surprise party, do not consult the honored guests on what they will want for the party. Instead, you should consult the friends or relatives of the honoured guest on what he likes so that the party will be a surprise yet a good one.
2. Hobbyist parties or award parties demand that like-minded folks be involved when making party preparations. Some party ideas might demand the same.
3. Reunions are fun to host but they are hard to plan for. If the guests you expect to attend the party have to travel long distances, you need to plan the party in time. For instance, you'll need to send out invitation letters many days in advance so they can plan the journey and adjust their schedule.
4. Themed parties such as fancy dress or Halloween parties can bring a lot of fun when held. Inform your guests on what's required of them in terms of the dress code.
5. You can make your dinner party different from the rest. You can either select a potluck dinner party that will allow the guests to contribute to the meals, or a formal sit down dinner for eight people. You can also host a backyard barbeque or a pizza while watching a Super Bowl match. If you have decided to try any of these methods, you should know the amount of guests attending the party and then come up with a budget that you are going to stick to. The foods and drinks should be adequate.
The party ideas will work depending on how you handle the party and the kind of party you want to throw. If this is the first party you are hosting, it is good that you make it simple. In the invite list, do not invite many guests to the party. However, if you are used to throwing huge parties, there is no reason to stop now. Just bear in mind you have got to prepare early for it to be a success.