Throw the Event of the Year with these Party Tips

Whether you’ve recently moved into a new place or have exciting news to celebrate, fall is a great time for hosting a get-together with friends and family. But before you invite your guests over, ask yourself what small décor changes you can make to get the most out of your party. Have your guests talking about your event for months to come by following these simple party tips for your home.

Optimize Your Space: Take a look at your space. Is it conducive to entertaining people? Surprisingly enough, the layout and organization of your home can be the difference between your party being a hit or a flop. Open up your space and move end tables to the side so people can walk around and mingle. In addition to having enough standing space, it’s important to make sure that there are chairs available for guests who do want to sit and rest their feet.

Keep Things Simple: You want your guests to feel comfortable in your home so ditch the overly formal dinner party. Instead, opt for buffet-styled food and refreshments that your guests can serve themselves. This will allow everyone to eat and enjoy the refreshments at their leisure. Also, make sure to leave trash bins near the food tables so people can easily dispose of their unwanted food and plates.

Start Early: There’s always a few guests who decide to arrive early so don’t wait until the last minute to set-up for your party. The day of the party, tidy up your home and stock the bathrooms with towels, soap and anything else they’d need. Also, do any food prep the day before to avoid added stress as you prepare for your party. If possible, make the appetizers before the event so you only need to reheat and plate the food.

Hosting a get-together can be tons of fun. Don’t let poor party planning get in the way of enjoying your party and ensuring that your guests have a great time.

For related CORT Corner posts on party planning:
Summer Party and Event Checklist
Outdoor Soirees with Fashion and Function