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How to Create a Great Space for Hosting Guests

If you’re planning on throwing a great party, you’ll likely be looking at ways to ensure you’re the hostess with the mostess. While the food and entertainment are important considerations to make when organising an event, one thing you’ll want to focus on first is creating the perfect hosting space.

Here, you’ll discover how to create a great space for hosting guests, no matter how much space you have to work with or what budget you need to stick to.

Creating a unique space for food and drink

A great party is nothing without a good selection of food and drinks. However, have you thought about where you’re going to store it all on the day? If your kitchen doesn’t have much in the way of space, it could be a good idea to use a stylish sideboard instead.

A sideboard provides plenty of space and adds a luxury element to the party. You can use it to store cocktails, a buffet and a collection of different drinks.

Ensuring you have plenty of seating

While guests don’t typically mind standing up for short periods of time, they would like the option to sit down. So, if you don’t currently have enough seating, it’s worth either investing in spare foldaway seats, or if you don’t host too many parties, why not hire additional seating just for the night?

While we’re on the topic of seating, it’s a good idea to avoid using low seating options such as a bean bag. These aren’t exactly great for socialising and they also really ruin the party atmosphere. So, as tempting as it may be to try and save money by using more unique, low-down seating options, it’s a much better idea to store it away and hire or borrow additional seating if required.

Stocking up on additional home supplies

Don’t forget you’re going to need a lot more wine glasses, sharing bowls and cutlery for your event. It’s easy to forget about the additional homeware you’ll need but the last thing you need is to be left short on the night.

Write a list of everything you’re likely to need to prepare, cook and serve your food and beverages. Like the seating, it’s possible you may be able to hire out any additional appliances and party supplies you might need.

Lighting up the space

If you want your party to truly be the best it can be, you’re going to need to focus on the lighting. The type of lighting you’ll need will depend upon the type of party you’re throwing. If for example, you’re throwing a more formal dinner party, dim, soft lighting would work best. If on the other hand, you’re throwing a livelier party, you could consider installing disco lights just for the evening. Don’t forget about outdoor lighting too if guests want to take the party outside. 

Have a playlist ready to go

Finally, the music is another very important element of the party. So, you’re going to want to make sure you have it sorted before guests start to arrive. Having just a small stereo on hand isn’t going to cut it. So, be sure to have a ready-made playlist ready to blast out through a Soundsystem.

As you can see, there’s a lot to consider when creating the perfect space for a party. However, the above are some of the best tips you can follow to ensure your home is well prepared.



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