In this article Style Cluse offers 7 tips for entertaining at a tech fashion event.
The 7 tips are:
1) Find out if there will be food or not
2) Bring your own drink
3) Get to know the host
4) Be prepared to speak with people
5) Know what you want from an evening
6) Dress for success
7) Have fun!
Find out if there will be food or not:
If there are going to be plates of food, include a lot more drinks. If not, keep it light and fun with some other options that will still fit the theme!
Make sure to have clear instructions of where everyone is going:
It can be hard enough figuring out how to get there, so if you already tell them what time they need to leave and where they need to go beforehand it will make their lives a lot easier. No one wants an Uber driver having a meltdown because your directions aren’t specific enough!
Games or activities
Add some games or activities that are fun but don’t take up too much space like Charades or Apples To Apples. One great game idea would be Cards Against Humanity . This version has cards with tech themes instead of the traditional inappropriate ones which makes it perfect for this type of party!
And you can’t forget your tech fashion playlist!:
You don’t want to miss out on the fun by having a dead silence. Make sure you have some great tunes playing throughout for guests!
Make sure that everyone has fun by giving them something specific they are responsible for:
Are there any parking or transportation issues? Are people going to need their phones charged? Figure out what needs to be done ahead of time so you don’t have anything unexpected popping up last minute.
Bring your own drink :
If you have a favorite beverage, don’t be shy to bring it along.
Don’t over-serve alcohol :
If your guests are going to drink too much at the party, consider serving them water or soda in between drinks so they stay hydrated and avoid getting sick from drinking too much.
Don’t skimp on food:
You can always count on hungry people not being happy if there’s nothing good to eat! Having snacks for your guests will keep their mood elevated throughout the night.
Keep it simple with icebreakers:
Icebreakers like charades help break the ice when everyone meets each other for the first time (and can even lead into bigger games), making things less awkward than just staring at one another awkwardly while sipping your drinks.
Give them something to do:
It’s always awkward when one person is being singled out for attention all night or people are just sitting around doing nothing! If you have an extra TV laying around, consider displaying a slideshow of photos so everyone gets involved in the entertainment. Or if it fits with your theme, create photo booths where guests can take silly pictures together and pose for fun selfies throughout the night. You could even set up board games on a table that they can play while mingling amongst each other too! Keep conversation going : In case someone at the party doesn’t know anyone else there, encourage conversations by asking questions like “Who did [x] today?” or ” was [y]’s favorite part of [z]?
Think about your guests:
You want to make sure that you don’t over-crowd the room because a lot of people can be uncomfortable in large groups. Also, try not to pack too much into one night so everyone leaves happy and satisfied with what they did at your party!
Get to know the host :
The best way to get a good read on the host is by meeting them in person at their home or office. You will be able to see if they are fashion conscious, tech savvy and what type of friends they have that might attend this party.
Incorporate an app :
Depending on how many people you expect to come over, using apps can help automate some things such as food delivery or having someone pick up drinks from the store beforehand .
Be sure to thank your guests for coming:
The end of the night is a great time to give out gifts or write little notes acknowledging everyone’s presence. This helps people feel appreciated and it makes them want to come back again!
Be prepared to speak with people :
Most people will be excited to talk about themselves so come prepared with questions or topics of conversation.
Dress for success :
Dressing appropriately for this type of party will help you fit in with the crowd. If everyone is dressed down, then don’t wear something that’s uncomfortable or doesn’t match what your guests are wearing!