The Sims 4 is very clear that in the life of your Sims is not all about working, mopping and dealing with a pool without ladders. And we all know that fun bar isn’t going to fill itself, so why not throw a party or enjoy a dream date? But planning a successful social event is not that easy (and finding love, even less so!) Fortunately, at Softonic we have all the keys to success in The Sims 4.
In today’s article we are going to give you all the tips and tricks to organize the perfect party and succeed in your Sims 4 dates. You will see that if you follow them to the letter, you will get gold, silver and bronze medals with little effort. Here we go!
How to succeed in a Sims 4 party
1. Think carefully about the type of party or event you want to hold
To succeed with a party or celebration in The Sims 4, first of all it is essential to plan the event thoroughly. Think that thanks to expansions and additional content packs such as The Sims 4: Shall We Go on a Wedding?, The Sims 4: Luxury Party or The Sims 4: Parties and Celebrations, the possibilities multiply so take a few minutes until you know exactly what party you want to organize. Once you have decided on an event and have a mental picture of what you want to do, it will be much easier to shape it in the game.
2. Party at home? Much better
Although The Sims 4 offers the possibility to celebrate events outside your home, we recommend starting by celebrating the holidays at home. In a place you know better, it will be much easier for you to have everything under control. We recommend that you opt for elegant and glamorous events where only your family and friends can attend. In addition, you’ll have everything you need on hand in case of an emergency, such as a bed in case one of your guests (or your own Sim) is dying for a snooze.
3. Have everything prepared in advance
If you want your party to be a success, it is important that you have everything ready before you pick up the phone and start sending out invitations. Be ahead of the game and prepare some food according to the theme of the event. Are you celebrating a birthday or a wedding? Have the cake ready. Looking for a family reunion? Nothing better than a home-cooked meal. Even if you order a catering service, it is advisable to always have some food ready at home.
Don’t forget to buy (if you don’t already have one) a bar counter and a piano. Both are essential if you have in mind to hire a bartender and a musician. And if you want your party to be remembered as the best in the neighborhood, believe us when we tell you that you will need them.
Also, make sure you have space for guests to sit or chat and, of course, don’t forget the wedding arch if you are celebrating a wedding in style. Plan in advance everything you need because only in this way the event will go smoothly.
Complete the perfect party kit by offering guests some entertainment, such as a stereo for them to dance to, a board game (card table or chess board are good options). If you follow all these recommendations, we assure you that everyone will want to come back to the next party you organize.
4. Invite as many friends as you can
Want to get gold medals with your party? Make sure you invite as many friends as possible. The more guests that come to your party, the more they can dance, socialize and have a great time. While a large party involves more preparation, it pays off in the long run with more spectacular results.
5. Focus on the main task
In events there is always one main task that gives more points than the others. Before focusing on others get that one completed.
For birthdays it’s usually blowing out the candles, while for weddings it’s the Sims getting engaged to be married. Do these actions first and foremost and then let your Sims have fun.
6. Demonstrate your skills
Parties are the perfect place to have fun, socialize… And show off your skills! Take the opportunity to amaze your guests by playing instruments, making jokes, juggling and showing off your charisma at the drop of a hat. In this way you will improve the atmosphere of the party and increase your reputation.
7. Let the guests do the work for you
At events, there are certain goals to accomplish that Sims outside your family can perform. For example, when it comes to interacting with the honoree, dancing or having certain dishes eaten, you don’t need to use your family members; the guests themselves usually perform these actions themselves.
How to have a perfect date in The Sims 4
1. Make sure your basic needs are met
There is nothing worse than starting a date starving and wanting to go to the bathroom. So, before going on a date with your lover, make sure that your Sim has gone to the bathroom, taken a shower and is neither hungry nor sleepy. Likewise, if your Sim goes to the date in a positive mood, all the better… Although it is true that with four cuddles from your partner will take away all your worries.
2. Prepare your home for the occasion
If the date is going to be at your Sim’s house, make sure it’s clean – there’s nothing worse than a dirty and chaotic house to scare your date away! Also make sure to prepare the rooms for your date’s arrival by adding all kinds of romantic decorations and don’t forget to play some music to create the right atmosphere for love.
3. Have a minimum of love chemistry with the other Sim
As soon as you have an acquaintance with another sim, you will be offered the possibility of asking them out on a date. However, don’t be too hasty and wait to get a little intimate with thembefore you go on a date if you don’t want it to be a failure, to get to know each other better and to have a romantic attraction you can invite them to your home or to another place without using the invite to date interaction.
4. Always remember your date’s preferences
Each Sim is a world and, as in real life, your date in The Sims 4 will have their preferences. Try to please your Sim-lover by inviting them to activities that they like and avoid putting them in uncomfortable situations. At the same time, if you are going to prepare dinner for your date, remember their tastes (don’t prepare meat if they are a vegetarian!). Always try to please your date and your date will go smoothly.
5. Choose the perfect place
In the base game of The Sims 4 there are several community lots where you can go on dates and if you have The Sims 4: Get Together or The Sims 4: Dine Out the possibilities multiply. When you go to arrange a date make sure that the site in question has everything you might need: comfortable seating, a bar or some leisure activity for the couple to entertain themselves.
It is best to go to bars, nightclubs and parks. Museums and gyms are places of leisure, but more thought to go alone to cultivate body or mind or to meet new people than to take your partner.
6. Do not forget to meet the objectives of the appointment
As with parties, in dating there is a main task that will give you more points than the rest. In the case of dating there is not much of a problem, since it consists of making interactions with your sim. So, before you go for a drink or play a game, kiss, cuddle, flirt with your partner or just chat with them and tell them jokes.
Once you have achieved the basic objective, you can start to relax. Just keep an eye on your partner’s mood at all times. If you want the maximum score and to see your potential sim-life partner again, you will need them to end the date in the best possible mood.
Best host or Casanova de pro? Your choice
If you have followed our advice, you are surely enjoying your well-deserved gold medals right now – congratulations! With them you will get all kinds of rewards and special items of high monetary value and that are not available in the buy mode.
Want more tutorials and tricks for this fun life simulator? Don’t miss our complete guide to The Sims 4!