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Hosting Your First Party: Complete Video Tutorial

Last updated: March 27, 2024

Join me behind-the-scenes as we film a start-to-finish party with Tyrel on my book tour.

I’ll show you icebreakers, announcements, mixing and mingling, and more from my very own 2-Hour Cocktail Party.

Video Tutorial

Watch this video to see a sample party. It is 20 minutes long:

Can’t see the video? Watch it here on YouTube: Hosting Your First Party: Complete Tutorial.

Chapters and Outline

The video is split into a few chapters, including:

  1. 0:00 Intro
  2. 1:51 First Icebreaker
  3. 2:45 Party Cheer
  4. 3:49 Giving 5-minute warning
  5. 7:58 Third Icebreaker
  6. 15:49 Icebreaker Challenge
  7. 16:24 Interview with Tyrel
  8. 18:00 Group Photo
  9. 18:53 Conclusion

Conclusion & More Videos

In hindsight, I wish I could have recorded more of the actual first 20 minutes of the video. Alas! Next time.

See the videos category on this website for more party hosting tips and example videos. Or click to watch a few of these directly:

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About the author

Nick Gray is the author of The 2-Hour Cocktail Party. He’s been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and in a popular TEDx talk. He sold his last company Museum Hack in 2019. Today he’s an expert on networking events, small parties, and creating relationships. Read more about Nick Gray here.

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