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Throwing a Celebration? Impress Your Guests with These Perfect Party Ideas

by Maia Marquez
November 13, 2019

While the idea of celebrating something special can make most people giddy with excitement, there are those who like to keep things low-key. Naturally, all celebrants are the stars of the show, and while there are those who own it, there are others who wish they could just blend into the background.

Whichever kind of planner and celebrant you are, when it comes to throwing a party, one thing’s for sure: you want your guests to have the time of their lives in an event that feels authentically you. So take a look at your unique party-planning style and start from there—that way, you narrow down the list of party-planning possibilities and figure out how to throw a celebration both you and your guests will enjoy.

The Discerning Diner

Photos (L-R): Xin Tian Di, Holiday Inn & Suites Makati Private Dining

One of the best things about get-togethers is the food—or the surplus of it. If you’re up for unlimited eats, then Holiday Inn & Suites Makati’s buffet options are an excellent choice. Or, for those who like feasting on the finer things in life, their Private Dining for 10 will make for a truly special meal shared when shared with loved ones. Those who only want the best of the best when it comes to Chinese cuisine will delight in meals for groups at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria’s famed Xin Tian Di, one of Quezon City’s highest-rated restaurants.

The Potluck Provider

Photos (L-R, clockwise, from bottom): Makati Diamond Residences Roasted Turkey Carving, Makati Diamond Residences Cochinillo Carving, Makati Diamond Residences Bestselling Cakes

Shared meals are made even better when each one has something to contribute. Enter: potluck parties. While it normally means bringing something homemade, not all of us are blessed with the skills (or the time) to whip up something in the kitchen. Thankfully, Makati Diamond Residences has fool-proof solutions! When you’re in charge of one of the mains, their 5kg Carving will not disappoint; or if you’re on dessert duty, one of their Bestselling Cakes will make sure your meal ends on a sweet note.

The Boozy Buddy

Photos (L-R): Savoy Hotel Unlimited BBQ and Beer, Z Hostel Private Party at the Meeting Point

It’s always happy hour somewhere, so add a little more merriment to your socials with a splash of liquor and reminisce about the good ol’ days with your best buds. Whether you’re up for an intimate night with a Private Party for 20 at Z Hostel’s The Meeting Point, an Open Bar for 10 with Pica-Pica Platters from Belmont Hotel Manila, or Unlimited Tiger Beer for 2 from One Pacific Place Serviced Residences, you know you’re in for great times and happy vibes!

The Tea-Time Tita or Tito

Photos (L-R): Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Wine & Cheese Night, Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria Tea Party

If the thought of a night out drinking and dancing already makes your head hurt, maybe it’s time to slow things down, spend time with those you love, and get fancy over some tea at Crowne Plaza Manila Galleria—whether that means having actual cups of tea or just spilling the tea, we’ll leave that up to you! For relaxing daytime catch-ups, a Tea Party for 20 makes a pretty party, and for those who want to wine down and spill the tea rather than sip it, a Wine and Cheese Night for 20 is the perfect (early) night out for you!

The Game Night Gal or Guy

Photos (L-R): The Cirque Serviced Residences, The Picasso Boutique Serviced Residences

For those who like to go out only to stay in, house parties will always be a great idea. Throw in some board and card games with your barkada and an Intimate Party for 10 at The Cirque Serviced Residences will be right up your alley. If you’re a competitive bunch, the stay for 4 that comes with each of these packages is a worthy prize to be won!

The Anything Goes Amigo

Photo: Savoy Hotel Manila (The Poolside)

“Go-with-the-flow” people make the best of friends, because they’re game for pretty much anything! For those up for a spontaneous good time, PhP 1,000 Worth of Food and Drinks from Savoy Hotel Manila’s Zabana Bar, Belmont Hotel Manila’s Rooftop 11, or F1 Hotel Manila’s F All-Day Dining will fit right into your plans—or lack thereof. Suddenly feel like taking the party to the pool? Dip into PhP 2,000 Worth of Food and Drinks with Pool Passes for 2 at Savoy’s The Pool Side and emerge refreshed and rejuvenated.

The Extravagant Extrovert

Photos (L-R, clockwise, from bottom): Acacia Hotel, Astoria Plaza, The Sphere Serviced Residences, Holiday Inn Manila Galleria, Novotel Manila Araneta City

When you can’t seem to trim down your guest list any further, or you simply have a huge number of loved ones you want to celebrate a special milestone with, a party package is your best bet. Impress your guests with a Classy Party for 20, a Festive Cocktail Buffet, or a Lavish International Buffet for 50 at Holiday Inn Manila Galleria’s Bar One. Or, if you love throwing posh, big parties, yet hate the hassle of having to plan and orchestrate everything, go for lunch or dinner banquets from Acacia Hotel Manila, Novotel Manila Araneta City, The Sphere Serviced Residences, Astoria Plaza, and more. If you get tired from all the partying, most of these banquets come with overnight stays for 2, so you don’t have to worry about the exhausting drive home after a fun and memorable night.

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This article was last edited on December 27, 2019 by the DG Traveler team.

About Maia
Maia’s passions in life are to travel and tell stories. Born in the States and raised in Manila while having studied in France, her ultimate goal is to travel all countries of the world. While she’s not abroad, she spends time tanning at the beach, exploring the underwater world or chilling with her 14 dogs. Follow her adventures on her Instagram @maiawillseetheworld.

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