Family and friends are an invaluable element in our lives, and we strive to show them they are appreciated in different ways, but none beats spending time with them. And what better way to do this than invite them for a part at your home? Below are a few tips that can help you have a wonderful time with your loved ones.
• Divide Your Home
People love parting in places with enough space for them to move freely and mingle. But they also want to find good sitting when they need a rest. As such, consider splitting your house to create at least two entertainment areas. The first can be in the dining room, replacing the chairs with benches to create more space. You also can include a few backless stools, which you can position around the dining table where guys can gather and converse. Consider staggering the eating time and split people into groups of five to six, depending on the table’s seating. Also, let those who arrive early start filling their tummies without having to wait for the latecomers.
The living room can be the second entertainment space. Consider shifting around the furniture and pushing it to the walls to create an open central spot for people to move easily. It will be a standing space that can hold more people than when the room has the couches situated in the middle. Also, stick to simple decorations from Premier Glow. You can hand up art pieces of photos, which can be fantastic conversation starters.
• Find Someone To Help You Host The Party
At times, the host is caught up with a lot during the party that they cannot catch up with anyone. The guests will need help around the house and request things that only you, as the homeowner, can help them with; hence, the need to consider finding a co-host. You can play the role of host or maître d’hôtel in one-hour intervals with your partner.
It will allow one of you to oversee welcoming guests and tending to their needs while also cleaning up to ensure people feel at home and cared for while the other person is mingling with them. You then can switch places once the hour is up to allow the other person to enjoy a well-deserved rest and the experience of being served while having a blast with the guests.
• Serve One-Dish Or One-Pot Meals
People will expect something to eat and drink at the party. Therefore, it is wise to plan something practical, a menu within your budget but offering tantalizing meals. Also, avoid having many different components because they mean having a lot to prepare and will take up unnecessary space. So, one-pot meals will be the ideal choice, making sure you offer a wholesome and balanced dish. Moreover, such meals are easy to prepare and serve. Cleaning up after the guests are done will also be less burdensome, thus allowing time to interact with your guests.
For instance, you can offer people pizzas and natural juices, providing a serving with two flavors. The flavor options when it comes to pizzas are seemingly endless. Servings can be at different times, starting with the guests who arrive early and are in a staggered sitting. Finish one batch of food before serving the next so that you can have fresh, hot meals. Thankfully, this will not be an issue since one-dish meals are simple to prepare, meaning one person can handle the job. As such, this is an ideal arrangement when you have someone to help you with hosting the guests.
• Self-Service Foods Should Be In The Living Room
Self-serve appetizers or desserts are an excellent way of ensuring the guests are satiated before and after enjoying their meals. Finger foods and nibbles in skewers are a perfect answer to minimizing the amount of serving cutlery required. You can use tiered trays to create more space for setting the bite-sized servings instead of laying them on the table in different trays. Use cones instead of cups to serve everyone ice cream.
Providing different drinks is always desired, but it often is not practical. Consider the guests’ preferences based on their age and how well you know what they like. It is best to opt for two or three serving options that you will offer in large dispensers. Also, consider buying paper cups or tumblers instead of using glasses. Also, ensure you have enough beverages to last the party and let people top up their cups as desired. Inform your guests where to place their cups when they are done to avoid finding them everywhere. It reduces the risk of spills and accidents.
• Buy Rectangular Crockery
Rectangular crockery is a perfect solution to optimize the available space on the dining table and the self-serve stations in the living room. You can stack them with ease, making it less hectic to move with them to and from the kitchen, including clearing up after everyone has their full.