The last thing you need to worry about when hosting a party is the music. That's why it's incredibly important to set aside time before the party begins to create a playlist. Oftentimes I delegate the song selection to a more musically inclined friend like BuzzSugar so I can focus on the other aspects of the party (invitations, food, drinks, decor, etc.). But if you have to make a soundtrack yourself for a party like the welcome back one I am hosting tomorrow make sure you have several hours of good tunes to groove and converse to. For my musical choices (ok with help from Buzz!)
The party is for my friend who loves reggae so I want to blend a bunch of classic songs by Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Buddy Wailer, and Barbara Paige. The theme of the party is San Francisco so I'll throw local musicians into the mix. Michael Franti and Spearhead fit both the reggae and local requirements making them a must play. Got a great reggae or San Franciscan artist I should add to the playlist? Tell me about it below!