Not everyone on this planet reaches adulthood equipped with the skills necessary for throwing a heaving party. Only a few would have been lucky enough to host parties in high school; even fewer did it alone in college. So when we finally become adults and can, independently, throw a party, we are stuck. What do we do first? Where do we go? Here is a list of the essentials for great barrier reef accommodation.
Lock Down Location
Obviously you need a place for the party. Remember that this should balance cost and convenience. A cheap place is useless if it is inaccessible to most of the guests. One of the easiest places to throw a party is on the beach. If you are not into big organized parties, all you will need is a relatively clear place near a beach hotel from which you order food and drink. This way there is a clear movement from food to dance ground and you will have plenty of space and air for both. All you have to do is make sure that someone keeps an eye on the guests and the water once the alcohol starts flowing, just in case there are any accidents.
Booze and Grub
Let’s not forget that everyone needs a something to keep them going throughout the night. Alcohol is a must at a party; those who abstain will do so anyway, so don’t concern yourself with the random cousin who doesn’t drink. Food is also important but no one will be expecting a 12 course dinner. You can simply order finger food (and plenty of it) that attendees can guzzle down as they change their glasses, bottles or partners. Mini pies, fish fingers, cheese sticks, crackers with toppings, and cold cuts are always popular at a party. If you are booking the beach through a whitsundays resort, chances are, you can get your food from there.
The Boom Box
So it won’t be a boom box – today, the DJ will have space age tech with which he or she will spit some beats. It won’t be a party without music so make sure you source a good DJ. Any party can be killed by someone who plays bad records and slow tunes. A DJ who can keep the crowd pumped up and going for a long time while also showing off their skills and talents, is a good DJ. If you are hiring a band, make sure you check beforehand what their reputation is like. Check that they will arrive on time and that they are current and play music that speaks to the demographic attending the party and that they will be responsible for their own equipment.