Have you ever walked into a gathering and it felt cold and uninviting? It is an uncomfortable feeling and we have all experienced it. Here are 5 simple tips that are easy to implement that will make your next gathering fun, welcoming and successful!

1 – Have background music playing. Choose music that is appropriate for your guest demographics as well as the theme of the gathering.

2 – Make sure you have people helping to greet guests if you cannot do it yourself.

3 – If guests do not all know each other, have name tags. Have guests write something on their name tag that gives for talking points. Example: Write below your name how you know the host of the party.

4 – Be sure to have food and drinks available when guests arrive!!! If you are serving a meal, have appetizers before hand while the meal is prepared.

5 – Don’t be afraid to have a mixer activity of some sort to get people mingling.

Get creative and don’t be afraid to think out of the box!