When you’re planning a big party – whether it’s for work, your kids’ school, or for friends – there are a couple of things you know you definitely need to think about. Food, drinks, music: all taken care of. What you’re going to wear: check! But what about your house? It may not seem obvious, but putting some thought into your space can save you accidents and stress. Here are three ways to make sure your home is prepped and ready to host the best bash of the year!
If It’s Broken, Fix It
You may not mind the peeling floorboard in your living room, or that the bathroom door doesn’t close completely – but wouldn’t it be nice for your guests if everything in your house was in proper working order? Hosting a party is the perfect excuse to take care of those little around-the-house repairs that have been building up, and you don’t have to do it alone. Searching for home maintenance solutions league city, or the city in which you live, will help you find the right professionals for the job. Then you can relax and enjoy time with your guests, without worrying about anyone tripping on that floorboard and spilling wine all over your white sofa.
Right This Way, Please
If your guest list is long, it’s likely that you won’t be able to greet everyone in person right when they arrive. You might not even be able to hear the doorbell! Consider hanging a cute, handmade sign on the outside of your front door that invites guests to come on in (you’ll need to leave your door unlocked, of course). Handmade signs are a distinctive touch and also work to direct guests to the coat closet and the bathroom. Knowing that everyone will be able to find what they need will set your mind at ease.
Where’s the Bar?
One obstacle posed by large gatherings is ensuring an appropriate use of space. Guests tend to congregate near sources of food and drink, and it can be difficult to encourage them to spread out into other spaces. One way around this hurdle is to spread out your food and drink, too. Instead of setting up the bar in the kitchen and the food in the dining room, consider laying out several smaller stations, which include both food and beverages, in each room in which you want guests to mingle. Just make sure to roll up your carpets first!
With a little forethought and creativity before your next party, you can make sure your home is in top shape, your spaces are inviting, and that nobody gets trampled on their way to the kitchen. Time to pop that bubbly!