3 Reasons No One Comes to Your Party
September 12, 2011
Did you thow a party that was something of a bust? Welcome to the club. There are many reasons why people may not choose to attend your party, but I'm going to share with you the 3 most common explainations for no-shows at your soiree.
1. Party Competition.
If you are throwing your party during a popular time of year for gatherings, then your prospective guests may just have too many other party options or obligations to be able to attend. If your party is around holidays like Christmas or Thanksgiving, people usually have family events to appear at. If your party is at New Year's Eve or St. Patrick's Day, there may be other awesome events going on as well. Unless you've been throwing your part for years and it is an established event, it can be hard to break into people's annual party routines or expectations.
TIP: Aim for the party off-season. Find lulls in the year when there isn't much going on to host your party.
2. Inconvenient Location.
Like so many things in life, parties can hinge on location, location, location. Everyone may be wanting to attend, but if your party is buried in the heart of the city with no parking or out in the middle of the country hours from civilization, people may not attend because of the hassel of getting there. Parties are supposed to be fun and hunting for a parking spot, only to take one which is 5 blocks away and that you had to pay for, is not. You may not be able to control your party location, but it can be a deciding factor for people when choosing to attend.
TIP: Invite people who live near you and encourage them to bring their friends. Ease of access to your party will bring people in.
3. You suck!
I don't mean to be rude, but it's a valid possibility if no one is showing up to your party. Are you the office jerk? Catty to all you come across? If you often seem to be upsetting people, they are not likely to show up to your party, no matter how much fun you make it sound. Throwing parties isn't for everyone and the best parties are packed with people. If you are an unpopular person you may want to reconsider throwing a get together.
TIP: Get a feel for whether or not people would actually come to a party of yours before you begin inviting everyone. Also, be nicer!