Planning parties can both be fun and stressful, but having a home that is party-friendly can make it a whole lot easier. While some homes inherently appear to be the perfect space for a party, there is always more to be done. Furthermore, there is always something that can be changed to allow for a party to be thrown in a home that is not designed for such events.
While knocking down walls and undergoing large-scale renovation will most certainly result in your home becoming more party-friendly, there are some simple things that could be implemented instead. Here are three simple tips to get your home more party-friendly. Try them all, or pick and choose which would work for you. Let’s get started.
A party-friendly home provides comfort to its guests. There are many ways to do this, with temperature regulation being one of them. Inviting your friends and family over to a freezing cold house in the depths of winter, or a boiling hot house in the throes of summer will not make for a pleasant celebration. Make sure your heating and cooling systems are up to scratch, whether this is a gas wall heater or a free standing fan.
An added comfort would be the existence of heaters or fans outside the home. This would allow parties to extend to a deck or backyard. So, assess how comfortable your home is for your guests, and make some changes to increase that level of comfort.
Although your guests may not find a messy house offensive, it certainly can make them feel awkward and unprepared for. More and more links have been found between cluttered or untidy homes and negative feelings in its occupants. The last thing you want when planning a party is to pass these negative feelings to your guests through exposing them to an unruly home.
Make sure your house is tidy, and it will immediately impart more positive feelings onto your guests. Have dishes washed, cushions in place and the toilet scrubbed. An added benefit to tidying up is the ability to show off your lovely home. Hiding your lovely floor in dust, or your kitchen countertop in dishes, won’t allow you to show how nice your house is. So tidy up and prepare for your guests.
The final thing to consider is to have things planned prior to the guests arriving. Make sure the food is prepared and the drinks are available. Further, ensure that there are enough cups and plates to serve everyone, and enough hand towels and napkins for the guests to use. This will not only make things easier for your guests when they arrive, but will make them feel welcomed into your home.
Another thing to consider is where the guests will sit. Even if you are not planning a sit-down meal, it is important to allow enough chairs or couches for all of your guests to be seated at one time. You may have to bring chairs in from outside, or borrow some from your neighbour, but it will definitely be worth it.
So there we have it, three tips to get your home party-ready. Make sure your guests feel comfortable, whether that’s by having adequate heating or cooling, or anything else you can do. Tidying up and planning ahead will also allow for your home to be party-ready, and will make your guests feel prepared for and welcomed. So get started today, and begin planning your next amazing party for your friends and family.