How to Organise A Holiday Party At Home?

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There’s always a reason to celebrate, even if it is just a simple gathering with your family, friends or neighbours on a public holiday or over the long weekend. Here’s your cheat sheet to host a fun home party for any occasion! Party ideas and home dining solutions included!

With social distancing measures still in place, a fun gathering or party at home is a safer and more convenient option. Don’t worry about cleaning up after all that fun. A home party can actually be done easily, and the cost can be equivalent or lesser than if you eat out.

Just remember the ‘rule of 5’ where each household can only receive up to 5 visitors within your home during this Phase 2 period.

1. Choose a theme and start with a checklist


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Would you be hosting a gathering in the comfort of your home for your extended family or an intimate dinner gathering with close friends? If you are able to book for a function room at your condo, you are likely to have more space, which can give you greater room for creativity. However, do note that the social distancing measures apply.

It will be easier to come up with a fun theme and checklist after finalising the number of attendees and your home party location. Some themes to explore include a Pokemon-inspired party, Saturday Night Fever party, or even a cosy movie night with loved ones! The theme of your home party shall then determine the following important party components:

  • Type of cuisine / food
  • Decorations and music!
  • Activities

2. Outsource and delegate responsibilities

The best part about being the organiser (in our humble opinion) is to be able to ‘outsource’ and delegate duties. For example, you may wish to organise a potluck party or consider food delivery or catering services instead of spending hours at the stove, and cleaning up after the party. From Christmas feasts to our favourite hotpot and local fares, there are various options such as Lush PlattersShiok Kitchen Catering, and even Beauty in the Pot!

You can also engage your household members to help with decorating the party space. Be it to blow balloons, snow spray the mirrors and windows or simply tidying the home, this can be a fun family bonding session! If you are running out of time to get festive decor items from popular ecommerce sites, check out party supplies retail shops like SKP or The Party Stuff.

3. D.I.Y. something!

Outsourcing is great, but you can add a cherry on top of your home party with something homemade. Be it to bake a cake, make popsicles (just squash watermelon, lime and mint leaves into ice cream moulds!) or create personalised dinner placards, your little effort will go a long way in creating great memories and saving money!

Fairy lights are the rage these days, but you can put a twist to traditional decor by making your own scented candles, which you can use for any occasion! Candle-making supplies are available at Spotlight, or you can easily buy a starter kit online.

#TiqOurWord While lighted candles can create a warm ambience that adds on to the party mood, do be mindful of fire safety. Keep flammable materials away and never leave a burning candle unattended. You may also like to check that you have a comprehensive home insurance  that can provide you immediate assistance in the event of a home emergency such as plumbing issues.

4. Play it smart!


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What’s a party without music and games? No sweat if you or your guests do not play any musical instruments. Even if you do not have a Google home device or Alexis, you can still play music from Spotify or YouTube on your mobile device and connect it to a speaker for the best effect!

Not sure what games to keep your guests engaged? Forget about Nintendo Switch or Wii! All you need is your smartphone! Check out free mobile party games like Pysch!, Heads Up!, or Bam Fu that are available for download on iOS and Android. This list of amazing sites can give you greater food for thought.

5. Always have a back-up plan


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As Murphy’s Law goes, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong”. You should always have a back-up plan to ensure that your home party proceeds without a hitch! For example, what happens if your favourite rice cooker breaks down just a day ahead of the festive feast? We hope you have purchased Tiq Home Insurance add-on Multi-Appliances Home Protector that covers repairs of your home appliances up to 2 times per year, $700 per callout*!

A comprehensive home insurance covers more than just fire damage to the internal structure of your home. Tiq Home Insurance covers the loss or damage of your building, renovation and contents such as your furniture and valuables in the event of an insured peril (e.g. fire or pipe leakage). Learn more here.

While we take extra precaution against COVID-19, it is important to stay in touch with loved ones. We hope the above smart ways to host a home party can help you to pull off the best party ever. Rejoice, and party on!

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Information is accurate as at 1 August 2020. This content is for reference only. This policy is underwritten by Etiqa Insurance Pte. Ltd. (Company Reg. No. 201331905K). Protected up to specified limits by SDIC.

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