There are several ways to approach a party. There are ‘socializing’ parties, ‘activity based’ parties, ‘celebration’ based parties, and many more. Each of these has their own appeals, and each of these is appropriate for different situations. Based on your party guests, your decorations, your theme, even what you plan on wearing, decide on what type of party you wish to throw.
When you think actively about your party in this way, you better improve your chances of it succeeding. Make sure to stress what your party has to offer. This will attract people who are hesitant about showing up. Themes have a great appeal factor for parties, as well as allowing for a versatile and ultimately enjoyable experience. For a guide on party themes, which covers a few types and how to decide on which theme will work best for you, get online.