Parties are part of life. They add excitement and allow people to get together and have fun. The best parties are also a bit expensive.
But one way you can host an awesome party without cranking out too much money is to celebrate it in your own home. Not only will you have more budget for other party matters, like the food and the decors, but you can also feel safe and comfortable. It is your house after all.
If you’re taking this advice, then you may want to prepare your house for a party. Here are some tips on how to do that.
Choose the Proper Area That Fits the Event
Usually, you hold a party in the living room, in the dining area, or both. Depending on how big your party will be and depending on how loud or behaved you expect your guests to act, the living and dining rooms may or may not be enough to fit all of your guests.
For example, if you’re having a retirement party, then it’s okay if you use only one room. The typical guests for that kind of event are your closest co-workers and maybe some of your closest friends, who’ll know how to handle themselves responsibly.
On the other hand, livelier celebrations like a college graduation party may need to be held in the yard. For one, there will likely be alcohol. So you can expect people to become clumsy, potentially wrecking some of your furniture.
Therefore, choose the right place around your house that’s appropriately spacious enough for your party.
Reorganize and Redecorate Your Chosen Area
Speaking of furniture, you may want to rearrange them before the day of the event. This can help create space if you think a room is a bit cramped but only just by a bit. Otherwise, it’d be the perfect place for your celebration. Thus, reorganize your furniture.
Chairs and tables are often the most prominent occupants. You can either move them against the wall or move them to your garage.
If it’s a loud party you’re hosting, you may want to move valuable items, like ceramics and electronics, to your basement or to somewhere where they won’t be accidentally destroyed by a guest gone gaga by the keg of craft beer they just chugged.
After relocating your furniture, you may feel that your selected room now lacks embellishment. That’s when you can fill that room with decors. Just because you’ve emptied the room of obstructions doesn’t mean it should remain bare.
Make sure though that the decorations you put up are in line with the celebration, most especially if has a theme such as baby boy showers. You don’t want your wedding reception to look like a Halloween party.
Invest in Home Improvement Projects
This one doesn’t immediately give results. However, if you’re expecting a big party sometime in the future, like a reception for your wedding, for instance, or if you regularly host a lot of parties, then you may want to do a few beautification projects for your house.
For example, building a simple gazebo can be great for intimate social gatherings. A pool is always refreshing (pun intended).
If you don’t have a big yard, you can rework the rooms in your house to be more party-friendly. You can retrofit your kitchen with some new, shiny appliances, and then you can remove the wall dividing the kitchen from your dining room, fusing the two together and creating a more significant area.
Even better, you can replace that wall with a mini bar. That way, you can still relatively obscure some parts of the kitchen while creating a space where people can mingle.
If the budget isn’t on your side for these big projects at the moment, you can still improve your home by livening up its interior through simple home decorations. Make use of empty mason jars, silk flowers, candles, and whole other stuff you may find at your storage box.
Now you know how to prepare your house for a party. Apply any of these tips, and you’ll undoubtedly be the talk of the town. You’ll be known for hosting fabulous parties. And you do all that from the comforts of your home!