10 Quirky and best house party ideas you must know before your next party in 2023

Everyone knows that the house party is the ultimate social gathering. Unlike a club or bar, you can be in complete control – you choose the music, the guest list, the eats, and the closing time. But with great power comes great responsibility, and if you don’t approach house party planning properly, your next invitation may be deleted before it’s even read. Everyone likes to be a good host and throw a party no one wants to leave. While just the right amount of alcohol may facilitate that, make sure that your guests leave with it. We are here with some amazing house party activity ideas to make your party super fun. Have a look at these best house party ideas in India and have an amazing house party in 2023.

Here’s how you can make your next party of 2023 the talk of the town-

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Design the right menu

Fancy dishes generally create a mess, so prefer finger food that is easy to consume. Also, have a variety of drinks depending on your guest list. Beers are essential and so are whiskey, vodka, and rum. Basically, buy as much as you can.

10 Quirky house party ideas Design the right menu
Design the right menu. Image Credits: catchmyparty.com

Serve shots in syringes, and cocktails in coffee mugs

Jello Shots, also known as Jello Shooters, are one of the latest and hottest party drink trends. Basically, a Jello shot is a portion of Jello, everyone’s favourite gelatinous snack, with a portion of alcohol in it. It’s easy to see why Jello shots have become such a popular drinking trend at all kinds of parties. Not only are they cute, colourful, and involve two of everyone’s favourite things (alcohol and a sweet snack), but taking lots of Jello shots is a fun, neat, and inventive way to ingest a generous amount of booze (always drink responsibly!) without having to endure it’s painful, burning taste. Instead, they taste very sweet!

House party ideas Serve shots in syringes, and cocktails in coffee mugs.
Serve shots in syringes and cocktails in coffee mugs. Credits: Pickclick.com

Pick a theme

Every epic party has a theme. The ritual of buying the costume drums up excitement and gets people ready to party, and the hilarious costumes your mates put on will provide endless conversation starters and really help bring the group together.

You can put the party in different themes like a Bollywood theme with villains and vamps, like Hollywood and you also can make a theme which is on trending like Game of Thrones and Avengers, etc.

House party ideas Pick a theme
House party ideas India: Pick a theme Credits: Nearsay.com

Make a party playlist

Of the utmost importance for a number of reasons – firstly, no one wants to stay at a party when the music is bad and the atmosphere is worse. Make a super long playlist the night before and stick it on just as your first guests arrive. If you’re feeling really creative you can time the playlist so you have a few hours of chatting tunes, then some ragers to get everyone dancing, and then a final hour or two of more relaxed music to round things off.

House party ideas Make a party playlist
House party ideas India: Make a party playlist Credits: Proxium.be


Dress code parties never go out of style. Get the crowd to enter the house only if they are dressed as the opposite gender. Men wear skirts and dresses and women dress in suits or other stuff men wear.

House party ideas Crossdressing
Crossdressing. Image Credits: TabloidXO

Get creative with wine glass maker

If you’re having a few couples over, maybe you don’t want to plan a huge party like it’s a special, milestone birthday – I get it. But having fun with little touches like wine charms/glass markers is easy and the perfect way to stay “on the theme”.

Get creative with wine glass maker
House party ideas India: Get creative with wine glass maker. Image Credits: Inspiration Made Simple

I have a drawer full of charms but using name cards from Cards Against Humanity (or another card game) gets your guests involved and laughing before even starting. I’ll even bet at least half your guests start referring to each other by their card-given names throughout the night. I used a hole punch and some twine to tie on each; you could even tape them to the bottom of the glass.

Stay sober

This may sound like the worst bit, but it helps, believe us. Not only will you be in complete control, but will also be able to courteously see off your guests later in the night. You can also invite friends who are teetotallers, to help you with this.

House party ideas Stay sober
House party ideas India: Stay sober. Image Credits: 123rf.com

Food and drink selection can make or break your party

House party ideas Food and drink selection can make or break your party
Food and drink selection can make or break your party. Image Credits: The Spruce Eats

We’ve all gone to parties for the purpose of having a good time, which includes some great food and drinks. But then you don’t want your vegan guests to go hungry if there’s only meat on the menu. Likewise, some prefer whiskey, some gin, and some like both; so ensuring there’s ample choice for the guests is a good idea and you can get all of it delivered to you through Hipbar*. We also suggest that you hire a bartender for the night.

Match screenings, card games, movie screenings and more

House party ideas Match screenings
house party activity ideas: Match screenings. Image Credits: ESPN

There’s a lot to do at a house party besides empty banter. And that includes throwing in some interesting games, screening a live match or even a film. Including films or matches, screenings are especially helpful for friends who are introverts and aren’t big on communication. There should be something for everyone.

Plan your exit strategy

An exit strategy may sound like a tricky one when you’re hosting the party, but when the sun starts to come up and there are ‘friends of friends’ still on your couch in full party swing you’re gonna wish you had one. Try walking around the house brushing your teeth with your PJs on, or if that doesn’t work start, just playing the worst possible music imaginable – 90’s pop or hardcore metal should do the trick.

house party exit strategy
house party ideas India: an exit strategy. Image Credits: topdrawer

A wise man once said that a little party never killed anybody. So even if it might not be the festive time of the year, there’s never a bad reason to throw a nice house party. So from us to you, enjoy these ideas for throwing the most epic of epic house parties. These are some amazing house party activity ideas. Just don’t blame the mess/hangover/broken vase on us…

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