Although COVID restrictions haven’t lifted in Melbourne – luckily individuals from Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide can enjoy celebrating post-lockdown with a party with differing numbers in a household (adhering to social distancing and the government rules in your state, of course).
If you are celebrating your birthday in isolation, or just want to have friends around for an amazing night – we’ve rounded up the five best ways to throw a lockdown party to rival Gatsby – after all, we’re in the Roaring 20s.
1. Planning is Key
No party is set without planning – even the finer details for your post-lockdown bash matter – think lighting, decorations and bunting, balloons, candles and even the style of cuisine you want to indulge in.
We also suggest setting up a playlist for your big event – after all, no good party is complete without some dance tunes into the evening. Start your pre-dinner playlist in a classical vibe, before transitioning into some of your favourite songs later in the evening.
And don’t forget the most important people – your guests. Remember, each state has a different limit for the amount of people you can have in a household, so be sure to check the government website in your planning.
2. Set the Scene
You’ve ordered your decorations, set up your playlist with your favourite tunes and asked your guests – now what?
Get ready to spend the day decorating and prepping for the party ¬ after all, you have friends to impress! Don’t forget to set the table in theme with your cuisine – are you going Asian inspired, Moroccan or something white-cloth fine-dining? The choice is yours. If you need some extra inspiration, we have some amazing tips and tricks for setting the mood for dinner!
3. Treat Yourself
Now you’re ready to party, you ought to treat yourself for the special evening – whether that is a swanky new outfit or a nice bottle of wine – you deserve this after lockdown.
4. Go all out with drinks
Whether you love a cheeky cocktail or something non-alcoholic, don’t miss out on wowing your guests with drinks. We rounded up the best cocktails recipes for any occasion – including a delicious Whisky Sour with Honey! Plus, you don’t have to pay double for the wine list when you are dining at home.
5. And of course, you can’t forget the food.
Nothing is worse when you turn up to an event expecting to eat a main meal and receiving canapes. We’ve all been there.
Whether you have a specific dietary requirement or allergy that needs adhering to, you love eating something seasonal or have a budget to blow – we cater for all needs at Intertain. Plus, you get to wow your guests with your own private chef in your home – no cleanup, hassle, or cooking necessary. Check out what is available in your state, here.
Next time you're planning a party to rival New Year’s Eve, book a Private Chef and wow your guests at your next event. Don’t forget to share your post-lockdown parties with us on Instagram and Facebook!