How to: Host your first event as a couple

You just had your dream wedding, returned from your honeymoon and moved into your first house together. Life’s been pretty busy, but now you’re ready to show your off your new home, as well as your hosting skills. Then you realize, you’ve never hosted anything as a married couple. Here’s everything you need to know when hosting an event together for the first time.

 

The Menu

It’s important to work together on what you’ll be serving, and you should have fun doing it, too! Make sure to include one another in the menu-planning process, as it will likely be something you’ll both enjoy. If you’re hosting a dinner party, try making these mini Italian skewers as an appetizer. They’ll be something tasty for your guests to munch on as the party gets going. For a game night, consider making these cheese and pepperoni bombs.

 

Invites

Hosting an event together for the first time is a big deal! As a couple, you should discuss how you want to let people know about your party. There are so many creative ways to invite friends to events these days, like using these cute brown paper bag invitations. Just think about how affordable making them will be!

 

Playlist

It’s good to figure out what kind of vibe you are trying to set before your event starts. Maybe one of you wants a wild celebration, while the other wants a quiet dinner party. Whatever direction you choose, decide on it together. Either way, you’ll want a good playlist. For a party similar to the one’s you attended in college, try out this perfect playlist to get the night started. If you’re looking for an elegant evening, this classy jazz collection will be great for the occasion.

 

Layout

If you’re hosting a dinner party, you’ll want to set a pretty table scene. Here are a few tips for setting your table for whatever your event may be. With some of your best plates or china, lined with our gold chargers, your event will come to life. If you’re hosting a game night, check out these ideas for decorating your place on a budget.

However you plan on hosting your first event as couple, make sure to enjoy the process that comes with planning it together – that’s the best part!