How to Throw The Perfect Basement Party?
There are several things you need to consider before you decide to throw a basement party. In order to achieve the “awesome party” status, you need to make sure you have the following essentials covered. Your guests will be impressed and your party will go down on the books as one of the greats!
1. Home Bars
Home bars are all the rage these days, and for good reasons. They provide the perfect place to entertain guests, and they can be personalized to suit any style or taste. Having a home bar not only creates a fun party atmosphere but it also helps people that don’t know each other to initiate a conversation casually. Your socially awkward friend will appreciate this and it may ease them into a new friendship as well! Also, how cool is it to have your own bar at home? Like, really?
2. Sound Proofing
First of all, sound proofing is essential. You don't want your neighbors calling the cops in the middle of the party killing everyone’s vibe! Depending on how much of a party monster you are, that will directly impact your cost for sound proofing. If you are a techno DJ that bumps music every night, an insulated room with soundproofing acoustic studio foam will be ideal. If you are not a big bass person, a simple set of heavy blankets or soundproof curtains hung against the walls should suffice without breaking the bank. Do not ignore this tip. Noise complaints are the number one-party pooper and trust me; you don’t want to be that host whose party gets cancelled.
Make sure you have plenty of specialty cocktails on hand. A variety of drinks is a must. Think about how every guest has a different taste. Look closely at the surprised faces of your guests when you go above their expectations and have unique drinks handy for them. Make sure you also include non-alcoholic drinks for guests that don’t drink and for the designated driver. Please be responsible on the road and don’t drink and drive!
4. Bar Cart / Bar Cabinet
A bar cart or bar cabinet is a great way to keep all your spirits organized, it also makes for a beautiful display and creates an exciting pouring experience. Not everyone invests in one of these items. Normally, it’s the overachiever host or the thoughtful friend that has one of these at home. Figure out what kind of party you’ll be hosting and look for a bar cart or bar cabinet that will accommodate to your needs. A big difference between these two is that bar carts are always mobile while only a certain kind of bar cabinets have wheels on them. Consider the difference in size and the functionality needed for your area and type of party.
Don’t forget the music! A good playlist with a wide variety of genres is essential for any party. If you have not told your guests about a specific type of music that will be playing, they will expect a mix of different genres. You want to keep the party alive and interesting. Feel the mood of your guests and change the music accordingly. With these tips in mind, you're sure to throw the perfect basement bash!