Are you a social butterfly? Do you love the hustle and bustle of an active social life, moving around from one party to the next and have you already considered turning yourself into the host of these amazing parties rather than just a guest? Want to impress everyone with your great entertainment skills but don’t know where to start?
Well, by turning your home into a fun, comfortable and entertaining place to be you’ll simultaneously be turning it into the go-to hangout center for your friends and family. Everyone loves having a good time, and being able to give that good time to your loved ones is even better. If you’re looking to have your home be the first place on your friends’ minds when they want a little amusement, here are five tips to help you create your very own dream party pad.
1. Pull out the Hammer and Have Your Home Looking Its Best
While we might think our home is perfect, the truth is there’s always room for a little improvement, and this is the first thing you’ll want to do when turning your home into party central. Even a coat of paint or some new handles can really make a difference in how a place looks and feels. So, now that you want to turn your house into a fun destination, it’s time to break out the sander and paint brushes and get to work.
New paint colors are a great way to spruce up space without committing to any drastic overhauls. If you want your home to be the first thing that springs to someone’s mind than choose colors that will make a statement while still adhering to your personal style.
And hey, not everybody is a DIY aficionado but that doesn’t mean you should just skip this step. If you don’t want to pick up a hammer yourself, you should most definitely consider hiring yourself an handyman! Take advantage of all their skills from tiling to floor sanding and watch as your home is turned into a renovation dream come true.
2. Keep Those Drinks Coming
So you’ve got your house looking like fiesta town. Now it’s time to stock that place with everything a good night out (or day in) calls for. And first on that list is good drinks. If you and your friends like to indulge in a few cocktails or beers every once in a while, investing in an at-home bar, at whatever level, can be a great addition to your home.
Today, in-home bars come in so many varieties that first, you’ll need to decide what size and design you’re looking for. You can find everything from small mini-fridges with glass holders to complete bar sets with stools. Go for what you think would best suit your needs so that your guests will have the best time.
Once you’ve got the physical bar figured out, you’ll want to make sure you have it well stocked. The best host knows that tastes are as varied as personalities, so make sure you have a broad selection available to all your friends, family and whoever they might decide to bring along too.
3. Time For Snacks
No party is complete without some extra delicious snacks. Now’s the time to make sure you can impress your loved ones with some mouthwatering, restaurant quality treats right in your home. You’ll want to make sure your home is always stocked with some really awesome and quick-trick foods that will leave people wanting more. Wings, mini-pizzas, nachos are always a safe and easy bet, but you could even step it up a notch with homemade sushi rolls or buffalo chicken sliders?
Looking to take your culinary adventures to even greater heights? Now’s the time to invest in some nice kitchen tools that will help take your snacks to the next level. One such gadget might be an air fryer. Show off your skills by providing your guests with delicious, crispy, mouthwatering goodies with absolutely no grease! Everything from french fries to pork belly can easily go in your air fryer and come out scrumptious. This gadget will keep your friends peeking in the kitchen most, if not all, of the evening.
4. Get Your Game On
Once you have food and drink taken care of, you’ll want to think about entertainment. Of course, for a successful party, you’ll want a great sound system. And it goes without speaking that a nice flat screen is great for when your friends come over on game day. But what about going a little bit back in time, put down the PlayStation control, and invest some non-technology related fun?
A billiards table is a great way to get people over and encourage socialization. Have a larger group? Makeup teams so that people can get to know one another better. There’s nothing wrong with a little friendly competition now and then. Or maybe you don’t have room for a pool table, so go for something a little less intrusive instead, like a dart board. See which one out of your friends can really get closest to the bullseye. Bringing in these old-fashioned games is a great way to start a conversation and have your home stand out.
5. Sit Around the Fire
The end of the night is drawing near and you want to make sure your friends and family leave with an unforgettable last impression. Have a nice, spacious backyard? Then it might be time to think about putting in a nice fire pit. Not only will this become a focal point of your home, but it becomes a place everyone can center around and really end the night on a high point. Break out the marshmallows, open some beers, whatever your preference this spot will definitely become a winner in your loved ones’ eyes.
However, you and your friends prefer to enjoy themselves, turning your home into a place they’ll always want to be doesn’t have to be hard. Hopefully, these tips will have you well on your way to turning your home from just a drop-off spot to real party central where you’ll always love to be.