Celebrate in style with the friends and family at home (Image credit: E+/Getty Images)

Create the Perfect Party at Home

Take the stress out of party planning and take your pick from the many services that can make an at-home event feel extra special, whatever the occasion. Whether you’re holding a cinema night, micro wedding, silent disco, cocktail soirée, or garden party, there’s help at hand. We look at some of the best (and fun) ways to host a party at home.

Cool Cocktails

Bring the cocktail bar to your home with professionally mixed cocktails. We love The Cocktail Delivery Company, which will deliver a range of expertly crafted cocktails (and garnishes), made to order by their team of mixologists. Choose from popular classics, mocktails and their special club signature cocktails. And their mixed party boxes make ordering for large groups easy. 

Or why not book the whole cocktail club experience to come to your home? The Cocktail Lab can bring the bartenders, mixologists, glasses and even the bar itself. And for those that don’t drink alcohol, they offer a mocktail bar package. If you want an activity, you can book a group masterclass which is a great option for hen parties. For that extra special, eye-catching touch, check out their carved fruit platters

Food to Impress

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The Hampstead Kitchen’s Table Series creates a visual feast in your home or garden (Image credit: Helen Cathcart/The Hampstead Kitchen)

Whether you’re planning canapés, casual buffet or three-course formal dinner, relax and let someone else look after everything. 

The Hampstead Kitchen, founded by private chef Saima Khan, creates bespoke experiences and menus and will travel to any location. Signature cuisines include Mediterranean, Scandinavian, Middle Eastern, and it can prepare lavish mezze banquets, sharing platters and bowl food for any number of people.  There are tempting vegan and vegetarian options too. Its innovative Table Series service will turn your private space into a landscape of handpicked flower garlands, laden with seasonal fruits and vegetables, and bejewelled with delicious dishes.

We also love boutique caterer Chilli Bees. For summer parties, it offers tasty bowl foods, barbecues or melt-in-the-mouth sourdough pizzas cooked in your very own garden. Or try Zara’s Kitchen for irresistible seasonal food and exquisite presentation. 

The At-Home Cinema

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Turn your garden into an outdoor cinema (Image credit: Lyle Boenke/Celestial Cinema)

Host a thrilling cinema night in your garden for friends and family. Celestial Cinema will provide a 72-inch screen paired with a projector, a film of your choice, beanbag chair, cushions, lanterns and throws as well as unlimited popcorn and support staff to help you set everything up. Activity packs are included to keep the kids entertained too.

Silent Disco Dancing

Your neighbours will definitely thank you for providing a silent disco, but they’re also heaps of fun for guests. My Silent Disco Club lets you host your own silent disco anywhere, anytime without the need for extra equipment. All your guests need to do is download the app and bring their own earphones. You can create your own DJ sets and have ‘rooms’ with different playlists to listen to.

Or for a more traditional silent disco, hire the wireless headphones you need, which have three different channels for your playlists. Check out mySilentDisco for home packages.

Garden Marquees and Igloos

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A marquee or gazebo is a must-have for a garden party (Image credit: Casablanca Hire)

Make the most of your outside space when planning your party. But with our unreliable British weather, it’s probably wise to think about a marquee. Casablanca Hire have provided marquees for events at Windsor Castle and the Tower of London, but they also cater for smaller gardens too. A team will come and set them up for you (as well as take them down) and you can also hire accessories, tableware and cutlery, and even hedges if you want a maze.

A fun idea for an intimate party in the garden is to hire an igloo dome to sit in. Igloo Dome Hire covers London and the South East and offers themed igloo dome packages – from dining to cinema and glamping – which include heating, accessories and furniture. 

Don’t Forget the Flowers

Flowers can make all the difference to the party atmosphere. Whether it’s a micro wedding or a birthday celebration, fill your home with floral decorations. Ricky Paul Flowers creates bespoke floral designs to match your party theme and offers nationwide delivery. As well as fresh flowers, the florist also provides party prop hire including Instagrammable faux floral arches.

Floom offers gorgeous flower arrangements and wedding bouquets from independent artisan florists around the UK and even offers same day delivery if you order before 1pm.

For bespoke flowers for a wedding or other event, contact the Floom team, who will put you in touch with a local florist.

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Decorate your table with a beautiful flower arrangement (Image credit: Floom Ltd)