House parties are often underestimated as far as hosting goes. Most people that host a party for the first time, assume nothing can go wrong.
Something usually does and they either deal with it on time or everyone gets disappointed. House parties need just as much preparation as any other event.
Here are some useful tips to make your home party ready and make you fully prepared for anything.
Create a Plan
Having a plan on paper in any situation keeps you organized and reduces the chances of anything going wrong. First, take a walk around your home, look at everything, and decide what you need to have in every room. Write down what you need and start with the important things.
For instance, you will need to have a closet or spare room where the guests can put their coats, hats, purses, and other belongings safely.
There will also need to be designated bathrooms for both men and women. For larger parties, it might be helpful to get event staffing to make sure each guest is satisfied.
Start Cleaning Up
Even an ordinary amount of clutter can make a clean house look messy. Leaving clutter in some areas might make them hazards for guests. Guests should be able to move freely without accidentally knocking stuff off your shelves and tables.
If there’s a room where you don’t want guests to go, you can store all of your valuable clutter in there and have close access to it. Ask your family and friends to give you hand with cleaning, moping, chimney sweeps and decluttering,
Set Up a Bar Corner
A party can’t be complete without a bar corner, stocked with everything the guests will love. A bar isn’t just about liquor and alcohol, filling it up with non-alcoholic beverages and mocktails is a good idea.
If you don’t have space for a bar cart, then you can set bottles on the counter, kitchen shelves, bookshelves, and any other place guests can easily reach. Consider asking some of the guests what they would prefer for food and drinks to ensure no one is disappointed.
Stock Up on Snacks
Running out of snacks is a huge nightmare, especially in the middle of the party. Be sure to fill your countertop and inventory with salty snacks, cold drinks, chips, nuts, etc.
As for the tableware, if the party is the informal kind, then you can get away with using casual serving dishes and ordinary eatery. Additionally, it’s also good to have paper or plastic silverware if extra guests show up or you just want to make cleaning easier.
Add Personal Touches
Once you’re done with all of the important elements of a party and you’re clutter-free, it’s time to stroll around the house and fill it up with small trinkets or holiday decor that fits the season.
There’s no need to decorate your entire main room each time you have a party. So instead of a complete makeover, have a focal point that sets the scene for the party. Adding personal touches to your home makes it seem more comfortable and inviting to the guests.