Parties are fun — there’s no question about it. Whether you’re attending or hosting one, you’re bound to have a great time if you’re in the mood for dancing, eating, drinking, chatting, or listening to some awesome music.
However, even though they provide us with so much pleasure, parties also require a lot of time, money, and effort, as well as careful planning. A good party cannot be planned in a matter of hours (unless you’re a teenager whose parents have just left town).
To make a memorable event, you need to plan ahead and make some smart moves. Instead of just buying food and drinks, consider making some changes around your home as well. That will help you make the surroundings party-friendly.
If you haven’t been aware that you should make some adjustments around your home before you invite your friends over, keep reading. Below, you’ll find out everything you need to know about hosting a party at your place.
Get Rid of Rugs
While they can make any place look and feel warm and homey, rugs don’t belong to parties. The reason for that is simple — you don’t want anyone spilling their drinks on your precious rug or getting it dirty and wrinkled.
In order to protect your home, it’s best to leave your floors bare during the event. That way, your guests can freely walk around and you won’t have to worry about your rugs getting destroyed.
If you have solid floors such as rigid core vinyl flooring, you don’t have to worry about anything. You know that these floors are very thick and durable, which makes them perfect for parties. What’s more, since they can be wet-mopped, you can quickly clean them as soon as your guests leave.
Declutter Your Bathroom
It doesn’t matter if you are hosting a fancy dinner party and cooking for your friends or you’re throwing a relaxed party with only drinks and snacks — you need to be aware of the fact that many of your guests are going to use your bathroom. Therefore, you need to make some changes around it.
If you’re used to keeping all your skincare products in plain sight, it might be smart to consider putting them somewhere else. Apart from looking messy, they can get broken if someone isn’t careful enough around them, which is often the case during parties.
A bathroom cupboard or drawer can do the trick. If you don’t have enough storage area, simply take all those things to your bedroom and put them there. You’ll easily take them back to the bathroom after the party ends.
Dim the Lights
While a lot of brightness is ideal for cooking in your kitchen or reading a book in your bedroom, nobody wants to see a bunch of light at a party. On the contrary, people expect dimmed lights and a relaxed atmosphere, which is why you should focus on this.
Proper lighting is essential when it comes to planning an awesome party. Therefore, forget about that big chandelier you had installed and opt for soft lamps and other subtle options. If you pull this off, your guests will feel comfortable and get in a party mood as soon as they enter your place.
Remove Small Items
You love to place scented candles, decorative vases, and shiny plates on your coffee table? That’s great, and you should keep investing in those if they make you happy. However, there’s no place for such items at your home party. Make sure to store all small items in drawers before your guests arrive.
By doing this, not only will you ensure that your stuff is safe, but you will also make enough space for glasses, bottles, snacks, and other things a party cannot be imagined without. On top of that, once the party is over, cleaning will be much easier without a bunch of things in the way.
Finally, don’t forget to have a great time! When you’re the host, it can be difficult to relax and enjoy the atmosphere, but it surely isn’t impossible. Once you’re done with all the planning and preparations, it’s time to pour yourself a drink, join your guests, and have a memorable evening.