When you live in a small house or apartment, it can be a difficult accommodating person which is probably why you delay having that house warming party that was supposed to happen ages ago. However, you will be happy to know that it doesn’t really matter how big or small your house is. You can still end up throwing an amazing party at your humble abode by using these great tips to your advantage.
Having separate stations for food and beverages
Having limited space is not the issue. What becomes a problem is how you utilize that space effectively. One of the things you should do for effective space utilization is making sure you keep the food and drinks on separate ends. This will not create a gridlock in the house, but will allow your guests to move freely in the limited space.
Clearing out the unnecessary furniture
While you may have a lot of furniture and knick knacks, such as a teddy bear singing happy birthday in Spanish, you can keep these pieces away during the night of your house warming. It is just for a night, and you will be surprised at the amount of space that will clear up which will make the room looks a lot bigger. Anything that is valuable or fragile should also be tucked away because you don’t want any accidents happening.
Have a strategic menu
The fewer utensils you need, the better it will be for you at the end of the day. You should think of serving food that does not require people to sit down and use more than 2 things, such as a steak dinner. Think about things that can be easily eaten and is also filling.
Have cleaning supplies on hand
You will not be able to stop spillage of food and drinks no matter how hard you try; it is inevitable. However, what you can do is make sure that you are ready to clean whatever it is by knowing exactly where your cleaning supplies are. This also involves buying products that will allow you to clean up quickly, since your guests will be waiting for their host to entertain them.
Use your TV
People usually don’t prefer having the TV on because it takes all the attention. But if you are running low on space, you will want to ensure that some guests stay in the TV room, and keep themselves busy that way. You don’t have to put on anything too intrusive, that is loud and disturbs the atmosphere; a movie playing in the background on mute will be quite sufficient and will keep the guests entertained.
Prep your food before hand
The best thing you can do at a housewarming is prep the food early on because then you wont be frustrated by everyone entering the cooking space as you are working. This will also give you all the time to socialize with your guests.