It’s becoming less common to stay in large landed properties as land is becoming scarce in the larger cities.
Staying in apartments and condominiums, space is a constraint, and you’ll struggle with hosting large groups.
Whether its a birthday party, watching a football match with your buddies or just a weekend gathering, you’ll be hard pressed to fit a huge group of people into your home.
However, its is completely possible and all you have to do is carry out a few adjustments. To host a party in your apartment, consider carrying out these measures to make things a bit more comfortable:
1. Remove bulky furniture
It’s time to move the heavy furniture out of the living room and prop it up in your bedroom for a while. Chairs can be stacked and moved to a corner and large tables removed.
It may sound silly, but this move will create more space for your guests. Instead of providing chairs, spread out rugs, carpets and throw cushions or bean bags for your guests to get comfortable.
2. Open doors and windows
In order to reduce stuffiness and to minimize the claustrophobic feeling, keep all the doors and windows to your house open. This includes the doors to your balcony, if you have any.
Not only will this allow fresh air in, it will also allow your guests to step outside for some fresh air if they feel overwhelmed by the crowd, or just want to chill out in a more spacious area.
3. Find multiple uses for one piece of furniture
In order to cut down on the amount of furniture in your party space, try and find several uses for one piece of furniture.
For example, wide window ledges can be used to place bottles of drinks, while a bookshelf can double as a food stand.
Multi-leveled racks will come in handy as they can be used to put food, as well as store your guests’ bags.
4. Stick to dry and finger food
With so many people in the house, it will be almost impossible to ensure that everyone gets seated and dine at a table.
Your guests will most probably be sitting without a table or standing around while munching their food.
As such, stay away from dishes like soups or curries, as this will force them to focus on balancing their plates, rather than enjoying themselves.
Stick to finger food like chicken wings, sandwiches and kebabs that will negate the need for bowls and plates. It will also save you a ton of washing up and be great for the environment too.
5. Spread out activity areas
In order to prevent over-crowding, spread out your food, drinks and entertainment into different parts of the house.
This means placing not more than two or three dishes in various corners of the room, and separating the gaming area or stereo controls so that it won’t cause a ‘traffic jam’ of people wanting the same things.
Make sure you place plenty of rubbish bins around the rooms as well, so that your guests find it easy to dispose of things and you’ll be able to minimize clean-up later.
To make your party planning a whole lot easier, you can check out the various event catering services and you may also want to hire a professional photographer or videographer to document the party for memories sake.
This article first appeared in Kaodim.
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