Caterhire’s Top Tips for Throwing a Party at Home

Caterhire’s Top Tips for Throwing a Party at Home

Throwing a party at home for any occasion can be a fun, cost-effective way to celebrate. It’s also important to remember, however, that preparation is key when throwing a party at home, as you may be doing a lot of the work yourself. With effective preparation, you can ensure that you have enough supplies on hand, stick to a clear budget and create a fun, party atmosphere sans the stress!

Set a budget: 

  • Knowing how much you realistically want to/can afford to spend will be a key factor in determining what your preparation will look like, and will help you make clear cut decisions throughout the planning process.

Create your guest list:

  • Consider your budget, but also the space that you have available at home. While you may mean well by inviting fifty of your closest family and friends to a birthday party, communion or special occasion, think about how many people can actually comfortably fit in the space. Can you extend your party space to the outdoor area or will the event be held solely indoors?

Plan your menu and stock your bar:

  • Your menu and drinks choices will generally depend on the type of event you’re hosting. You may be considering a sit-down meal for a special occasion. For a cocktail party or general party at home, we recommend a fuss-free buffet, with options to suit every taste and budget. A massive bonus of a buffet meal is your guests can serve themselves, which reduces your workload during the party, so you can also relax and enjoy it with your guests! Check out our Buffet and Canapé Hire for all you’ll need! If you’re serving cocktails, our Cocktail Shaker Copper, Cocktail Strainer Long Handle 2 Prong Copper and Cocktail Lemon Slice Squeezer Copper are must-haves for mixology, and our selection of Glassware stocks an extensive range of options to serve your guests their favourite beverages. And no matter their age, everyone loves a chocolate fountain, so why not hire our Chocolate Fountain (Small) for the ultimate party piece?

Consider hiring help: 

  • If you're hosting a large party, you may want to consider hiring a caterer, and/or catering equipment. Here at, we stock everything you’ll need to throw a party at home, including Catering Equipment Hire and Barware Hire. And don’t forget, washing up is included in the hire price of our products, so you can leave the work to us!

Make sure you have enough seating and space:

  • Depending on the size of your party, you may need to rearrange your furniture or rent additional tables and chairs to accommodate your guests. Check out our Parties section for our top seating options for your special event!

Have Fun!

  • Now that you’ve completed your planning, it’s time to dress up, show up and enjoy your party with your guests!

Got a question? Contact our dedicated team at 01 294 3111 or, where our team will with any queries you may have. CaterHire: Ireland’s leading Event & Party Hire Specialist.

24th Feb 2023

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