MAKE IT CUTE
Co-ed party dos and don'ts
DO initiate an icebreaker game that’ll get everyone interacting. A goofy round of Never Have I Ever or Who Am I? might be just what you need to get guys and girls to have a blast together.
DON’T stick to your crew like glue. As the hostess, it’s your job to work the party and make every guest feel comfortable, whether it’s your crush’s best friend or your lab partner.
DO introduce people with common interests, like your punk rock-loving BGF Joe and the new girl in your neighborhood who’s always jamming in her garage. But…
DON’T force people to mingle. Just ‘cause you think they’d be perfect together doesn’t mean they’ll get along like PB&J. Let things happen naturally.
DO pick a theme.
DON’T go super girly. The chances of guys appreciating your pink and purple streamers or Selena Gomez playlist are pretty slim, so take their presence and interests into consideration.
DO have a plan, including your pre-party activities, possible ice breaker games and when you’re food will be ready to hit the tables, but…
DON’T be afraid to change it. If your guests are having a blast on the dance floor, don’t turn off the music and bring out dessert in the middle of a dance-off just ‘cause your schedule told ya too.
DO lead the group in activities. For Valentine’s Day, we love a li’l spin the bottle or truth or dare.
DON’T make your guests take part if they really don’t want to. If your quiet BFF would rather make party hats at the craft station, why limit her fun? That’s the point of your party—having fun with your guests. You don’t all have to be doing the same thing at the same time to make your party a success.
What co-ed party rule are you always sure to follow, sweeties?