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Spotify does this wonderful thing where it can understand your music taste and cultivate playlists for you. Let’s say you want your party to be ‘Noughties’ themed, all you have to do is create a playlist of about ten throwbacks and Spotify will start recommending songs to add. This requires virtually no thinking and still creates an incredible playlist. 

There are also a heap of pre-made playlists to choose from ranging from country to metal to trending, it’s all ready for you. 

But if you would like to create your own specific vibe for the party, keep reading for the tips. 

Begin by adding one to two hours of chilled out music. Keep it upbeat but don’t add any hits or bangers just yet. People are sometimes fashionably late to parties so you don’t want to waste any of the good songs. 

After the relaxed part of the evening, begin leading your way to the hits and then go all out after about an hour. Now the party has really started, people are up and dancing, they know all the words.

Make sure the playlist lasts the length of a party. If you want people gone by midnight don’t keep the bangers going up until then. Spend the last half hour or so of the playlist winding down with some mellow songs. This will help your guests relax for a bit before deciding to leave without you having to kick anybody out. 

One last tip: even if there is no theme for the night, you still need some cohesiveness. ‘Hollaback Girl’ and ‘Dancing Queen’ are both fantastic party songs but you shouldn’t have one play after the other because they don’t match. Try to make the next song match the vibe of the first one for a better flow. 

And that’s all there is to it. Keep it simple and you’re bound to have an amazing party. 

By Nelly Bowyer, Little Ginger Co.