So, you live in a small apartment but want to host a party that rivals that of The Great Gatsby or Project X. It sounds impossible, right? Well, you might not be able to host a grand banquet but you can still entertain your close friends and family despite the size of your apartment. Hosting a party in a small apartment can be stressful but it’s possible. With the right mindset, it can also be the best party that you ever hosted. Here are some tips to help you host a party in a small apartment.
Move Things Around
Don’t underestimate the power of decluttering and re-arranging your layout. You’ll be surprised how much space you create. You can take out some things that are not necessary and add others that are. For instance, you can remove bulky couches and replace them with pillows if you’re hosting a group of friends. You may also need to remove the carpet since it can easily get stained and can be a tripping hazard in a small space. How To Declutter Your Home
Make An Impression From The Start
While you can’t show off your massive living space, you can impress your guests in other ways and make them feel special. Burst out your luxurious dinner set or create a mouthwatering food layout that no one will resist. You can also set the mood with flowers and other small decorations around the house that add a touch of class. Ambience is the key to a great party so even in a small apartment, don’t skip out on the ambience. 10 Tips To Decorate A Small Space
Prepare The Food Early And Keep It Light
Since you can’t move around the place much when people are around, it’s best to prepare the food before your guests arrive. Additionally, cooking adds to the temperature of the place and in a small apartment, it can get uncomfortably hot if you cook when people are there. Remember to keep the menu light so that you have enough space to keep the food.
Serve Finger Foods
When hosting a party in a small apartment, you should capitalize on finger foods. They’re not only casual but also reduce the amount of movement in the house. You can lay them out on the coffee table or serve your guest directly. The best part is you don’t need plates or forks. Your guests can simply reach for them and move along. However, it’s necessary to provide napkins or serviettes that your guests can use to clean their hands.
Opt For Mood Lighting
Mood lighting can help your apartment feel warm and inviting as opposed to overhead lighting. Apartments are notorious for using energy-saving bulbs which as great for the environment and your pocket but ruin the ambience of the place. Once your guests start arriving, switch off the overhead lights and switch on ambient lighting such as floor lamps and fairy lights. You can also replace the white bulbs with coloured ones such as red and orange which increase warmth. 8 Creative Ways To Light Up Your House Using Fairy Lights
Invite Your Neighbours
When living in an apartment, your neighbours can either be your best friends or your worst enemies. It’s up to you to decide how you want to live with them. If you like to host parties, then it’s best to befriend and even invite your neighbours. This reduces the chances of a noise complaint plus you can borrow some things from them.
Host Day Parties
Despite buttering up your neighbours with an invite, there’s always that one neighbour who simply refuses to cooperate. If you’re dealing with a grumpy party pooper in your apartment, you can consider hosting more day parties than evening parties. This way, you can have all the fun you want without worrying about a noise complaint. Besides, brunch parties are the in thing right now.
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