Planning a party next week? Excited at the prospects of having friends over to your place for non-stop fun and frolic for few hours? But, at the same time, worried too because your apartment is not that big?
Well, worry not, as you don’t necessarily need a big space to have a gala time with pals or colleagues. The more important thing is to maximize the space well and surprise your guests. You need to a bit ingenious to chalk things out and then, the rest will automatically fall into place.
Plus, don’t let your small apartment become the party-pooper and rather use some brain to host a great party. A few adjustments here and there, some clever tricks, and your apartment, no matter how tiny you think it is, can become a right spot for a cool party.
You just have to try some cool ways to transform your small space into a rocking party place. That’s all. So, worry not, call over your friends and let the hair down.
Here are easy ways to do the needful makeover of the apartment and make it ready for the party –
- Analyse your space to create room for people
First thing is to analyse your space so that you can be able to create room for the people you plan to call over. You must prepare the list of friends to the party as this will give ample how of how much space do you need for the occasion. After that, you can go about moving things around to create more space in the apartment.
It’s good to host the party in the living room as you can then push furniture and other things to your bedroom. Don’t let anything lying here and there as it gives the feel of crammed spaces. Rather, put away them all into the closet so that you can maximize the space fully.
- Serve welcome drinks
You know the space is not that big and guests might feel jam-packed into a small space. So, plan the party activities accordingly and make them feel comfortable. It’s great to serve welcome drinks and make them feel at ease. There will be some jostling and pushing and shoving around when the room is jam-packed with people and a welcome drink can ease things a bit.
Good parties have cocktails ready to serve the guests the moment they arrive. This helps on two levels – your guests find a way to kick-start the party, and secondly, they get to know each other well. Once the drink is served, you can take control of the proceedings and make the guests feel engaged all through the duration.
- Keep things comfy
You will definitely not want your guests to pant and gasp while partying. It can happen particularly when the room is tiny, and temperature is hot. You know when a space is overcrowded, it tends to feel suffocating. This might put off your guests, so you must plan in advance to keep things comfy. The easiest thing to do is to turn on the AC and let the ambiance feel cool.
What’s more, you can also turn off the oven before the party starts or keep the window open to push the heat out of the space. Putting a small fan on in the party area will also help cool things down, particularly when your AC is not that powerful to reach to all corners of the room.
- Use all the spaces to keep things interesting
It would be damn boring if your party starts and ends in the living room itself. So, it’d apt to use all the spaces in the house to keep things interesting in true sense. Take for example, you can use the balcony as a party area to let the guests enjoy the desserts. And yes, give the guests freedom to roam around the house so that they can feel a sense of spaciousness to the occasion.
It would be a mistake to lock out the bedroom as thins can make the party space feel even tinier that it actually is. Make sure most, if not all, of the spaces are used for the occasion with drinks served in one area, buffet in another etc. But yes, the buffet table must be in the living room, and that too, right in the centre.
- Designate a place guests’ belongings
Your guests will come to the party with bags, coats, mobiles and may be, gifts. They things may not take that much space, but they give an impression of clutter. And you know cluttered spaces look tinier than they really are. So, you can designate a place for these stuffs and have them out of the sight to not dilute the charms of the party.
Some hosts want the guests to have their shoes off before entering the party place. If possible, you should allow the shoes in as having to make space for shoes and the ‘optics’ it creates can make the space look crammed. All this help minimize clutter and give your party a feel-good vibe.
- Keep everything ready before the guests arrive
The last thing you – as a host – want to still be cooking the food while guests are streaming in. It not only keeps you occupied but also takes up a lot of the space. Worse still, the oven or stove can make the room temperature stifling. So, it’s better to keep everything ready before the people walk in as it lets you serve them better and keep the party in pace.
More importantly, you also need to keep everything laid out to make things easier for the guests. When things are settled, you can feel relaxed and this often rubs off well onto people there. In the meanwhile, you can call up chair hire to ensure right sitting arrangement for your guests. This is how the party will roll on smoothly and you can enjoy every minute for sure.