Just because you live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t entertain effectively. Hosting a party, whether it’s a sit-down dinner for six or a party for sixteen, can work just fine if you’re creative with decorations, lighting, guest participation, and menus. Here are a few apartment living tips that will get you off to a good start.
First of all, you need to commit to actually throwing the party. Don’t hem and haw because your apartment still needs a few finishing touches or your utensils are mismatched. You’re doing this to bring your friends together for a night of camaraderie, whatever the theme, and that’s what’s important.
Next, don’t be afraid to rearrange your living space to match the theme and make room for your guests. If you’re having guests over to watch a big game, make sure everyone can see the TV screen by removing excess furniture, then adding floor pillows and a low table to hold food and beverages. Or put your dining table in the middle of your living room so all of your friends can sit around it for a more formal yet festive dinner party.
Using string lights, candles, or tea lights instead of overhead lighting is one of the best apartment living tips ever because low light enhances the mood and can hide apartment imperfections like old furniture or stained rugs.
Get your guests involved with the party process by helping to move furniture, creating a written menu, lighting the candles, opening the wine, or serving the food. When your guests pitch in to help, everyone is invested in the evening going well, and this makes a great party.
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