Even though it may seem like parties are a thing of the past, you'll be itching to throw your first apartment party once you are able to have company again. Whenever it comes time for you to throw a party in your apartment, you'll want to be ready. At our apartments for rent in Cayce, SC, we have spacious layouts that are great for hosting and entertaining. Here are four pieces of advice to follow when you plan to host that first apartment party with all your friends and family.
In order to make room for guests and flow, you may have to consider how to rearrange furniture or put away breakables. Most likely, you have arranged your apartment thoughtfully, and each square inch serves a purpose. For the holidays, you will need to shuffle some things around to create more entertaining space. This may involve stashing your coffee table in storage or pushing couches up against walls. Consider a different layout to help maximize places for people to relax and unwind during your party.
In order to make sure that your kitchen is usable entertaining space, you may want to choose foods that you can prepare in advance. This will not only help you to enjoy mingling with your guests, it will also create usable counter space for serving food or mixing drinks. Cooking in advance or preparing cold trays will help you to keep your guests satisfied all while you can enjoy spending time celebrating too.
When you designate areas in your home that are for a specific purpose, your guests will have full understanding of where to go for what they need. This will help you to create flow throughout your apartment, and it will also keep the questions at bay. They will be able to walk up to the counter or bar cart and pour themselves a drink, and they will be able to linger around the kitchen island or dinner table to fill their plates with yummy appetizers. If there is music in your living room, they will likely spend their time dancing or mingling with other guests in there.
Don't be afraid to ask your guests to contribute. In order to spend less time in the kitchen, ask your friends and family to bring a prepared appetizer that you can easily set out once they arrive. When you need help switching out the music, ask a trusted guest to help you. Delegating jobs is a skill that most party hosts have.
Follow these tips to prepare for and host the best party welcoming your friends and family into your new apartment. Soon enough, self-isolation will seem like a distant memory, and you'll be dancing in your living room with all your favorite people. Our apartments for rent in Cayce, SC are great places to live, entertain, and celebrate all that life has to offer. Contact us to schedule a tour of our apartments today.