One of my most popular requests is to give psychic readings at private parties. Although I was very skeptical of this idea at first (I hated the idea of being a “trick pony”), I eventually gave in to a loyal client begging me to give it a try.
That first event at a yoga studio was a huge success, and reading at parties has since become one of my favorite ways connect with people and offer a glimpse of what a genuine psychic reading is all about.
I’m writing this post as a resource for my future party hosts, but also for anyone who is interested in throwing a psychic party. Please enjoy these tips on how to make your party an unforgettable event.
What is a psychic party?
A psychic party is a unique way to get together with friends and each receive a private psychic reading. Party readings are usually fairly short (10 – 15 minutes) but I’ve found that this is still more than enough time for people to receive insightful guidance and a sample of what a longer reading might offer them. Many people I read for at parties end up booking a full-length private reading with me at a later date.
If you feel called to host a psychic party of your own, know that you are providing an invaluable service to your guests. A psychic party creates an opportunity for people to experience a connection to their most authentic selves and be reminded of their soul’s intentions.
If that sounds a little too deep, know that a psychic party is also a great deal of fun. Connecting with our souls evokes energies of joy, celebration, magic and wonder – all good vibes to share with friends!
So if you’re ready to host, let’s talk about the 5 most important steps to throwing an amazing psychic party.
- Choose a Psychic
The first and most important step is to find a reputable psychic for your party. It goes without saying that your guests will not have a positive experience without a good psychic or tarot reader.
Traditionally, the best way to find a psychic is through word of mouth, so ask around to see if anyone you know has a reference. Another way is to attend a psychic fair and receive a few short readings from various psychics until you find someone that you resonate with.
I always suggest that the host invite a psychic that he or she has received a private reading from so they can ensure a positive experience for their guests.
(Shameless plug: I offer in-person readings at parties (in Southwestern Ontario) or anywhere else in the world via Skype. Email me for further details or to book!)
2. Set a Date & Invite Friends
Setting the date for your party can be random (whatever date fits into your schedule) or more intentional (on a full moon, for example). The most popular time of year for psychic parties is Halloween… so if you want to throw a party in October, be prepared to plan your party far in advance!
When it comes to invitations, Facebook is usually the perfect platform to create your party invite. For anyone who doesn’t have Facebook, send a quick text or email with the details.
Be sure to ask your psychic if they recommend a minimum and maximum number of guests. My personal minimum is 4 and my maximum is 12, which is based on me reading about 3 people an hour. After 4 hours I start to get tired, so I don’t like to read beyond that time frame.
As your guests RSVP, you may wish to schedule them into time slots for their reading in advance, or just do it on the night of the party. I leave it up to the host to organize the order of the readings.
3. Prepare the Space
Preparing the space is a crucial part of throwing an amazing psychic party. For the parties I read at, I recommend that the host set up two separate spaces – a reading room and the main party room. Cleanse both rooms before your party by smudging your space with palo santo or sage.
The reading room should be a private space far away from the main party area. Ideally it is a space that is quiet, dim and calm. I usually bring my Bluetooth speaker and play soft meditation music, and welcome the host to either burn incense or diffuse essential oils as long as the guests are not bothered these scents. I suggest that the reading room be set up to invoke an energy of reverence and stillness.
In contrast, the main party room can be louder and more celebratory. Generally I leave it up to the host to set up this area in whatever way they desire. Food and drinks are usually served, although I do recommend that guests minimize their alcohol consumption until after their reading.
The Psychic Table
One fun thing I recommend for the main party room is a “psychic table” with activities for your guests such as:
• Tarot card coloring pages & pencil crayons
Keep in mind that with a party of 12 guests, some guests may be waiting quite a while for their individual reading. Keep them entertained with these activities. They are also great conversation starters!
4. Welcome Your Guests
As your guests arrive, welcome them and tell them what to expect from their reading. Many people have never received a reading before and can feel uneasy. Knowing what to expect in advance will calm their nerves.
Be sure your guests know the cost of their reading, the payment methods the psychic accepts, and the length of the reading. I also recommend that my host communicate to guests that they can record their reading with their phone if they want to. This way they can have their phone ready to record as soon as their reading begins.
5. Have Fun & Take Care of Your Guests
During the party, it is the host’s responsibility to take good care of their guests. Receiving a psychic reading can sometimes bring up uncomfortable feelings and emotions, so it is up to the host to be aware of this and be prepared to meet the needs of their friends. This may include providing a hug, a tissue or another private room for solitude. I often recommend that the host wait until after the party to receive a reading of their own, so that they can focus on taking care of their guests.
Finally, don’t forget to relax and enjoy yourself – if you’re calm, your guests will feel it and relax as well. Using these 5 tips to plan ahead will ensure your party goes smoothly.
Do you have any more tips for throwing a psychic party? Please let me know in the comments section. And if you loved this post, please share the pin at the top!
Good luck with your party!