With the Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day just around the corner you might be interested in hosting a party for friends or family. Although there are many perks to apartment living, sometimes the kitchen/living room areas can be on the small side. That’s why we explored the topic a little further and came up with some great ideas on how to host a party in a small space, and still pull off a great time for you and your guest. Keep reading to find out what we have to say on the topic!
Designate space: Have a place or closet for people to put their coats and purses right away when they walk in. This can help tremendously to keep the gathering areas clutter free.
Provide as much seating as possible: A good way to do this is to move the couches to the outside of the room and add chairs to the lineup where possible. Guests that feel inclined to relax are likely to stay a bit longer.
Switch up the furniture: If you are serving a meal you could move the dining room table to the center of the living room to accommodate more people. If not, you could put a tablecloth over the coffee table and use it as a snack area for guests to eat at while they watch the game.
Food prep: It’s best to do this in advance as to not clutter up the kitchen with cooking while guests are over. Keeping the menu simple and supplying a signature party drink is also advised. That way you can easily do platter refills and mix drinks while still enjoying the party yourself.
Streamline the serving area: We suggest offering a buffet style of finger food. This can work by adding a few high-rise serving platters that won’t take up the entire available surface. Also mixing the same food groups together is a good way to save on space. If so inclined you could spread the food out to two different locations to insure that guests don’t congregate to one spot the entire time.
Name it: Since open spaces easily become cluttered during a party one way to minimize this would be to write your guests name onto their own cup at the beginning. This way they have the same cup to use during the course of the party and you won’t have as much clean up at the end of the night.
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