Ready to party? Do you follow the same recipe for success when you throw a party? I have learned it is usually best to do so! Sure, maybe change up a few things to keep it interesting, but straying too far can take you and your guests into a new territory that might be good for exploring but not conducive to a great party.
It's tough, because it is my nature to try new things, but with a party, it may be best to stick with what has worked in the past to achieve success.
Nothing is wrong with the same food or same guest list or same party games; they are tried and true. They can be the firm foundation you and your guests can play on, have fun on, be silly on; and be safe in the knowledge that the basics are there for them to fall back on and enjoy.
Learn from me and this engagement party I put together for my son. Some things worked out, like the games I played, so feel free to borrow them! The rest, you be the judge...