Don’t let a small living space cramp your style and hold you back. A small kitchen and possibly non-existent eating area should not be cause for a slew of party-stopping excuses. Just because you live in a small house or apartment doesn’t mean you need to forgo hosting a fabulous party. Instead, give these quick space-saving tips a try and let your creative side and party-hosting spirit run wild and free for the upcoming spring and summer holidays.
The best kind of menu for a big party in a small space is not necessary a long one – it just needs to contain food items that are easy to eat while standing. Don’t try to cram everyone around one table or create unintentional roadblocks by setting up multiple tables. Instead, create a buffet-style arrangement complete with standing room so you can separate the food, dessert, and drink stations around the room to give your guests a chance to walk around freely and mingle. You can also free up space in your fridge by setting up a sink, a tub, or fun inflatable coolers for drinks.
Potluck Style Is Your Friend
Potlucks, where every guest brings a food or drink item to the party, are also fun and successful food solutions. Don’t be afraid to ask your guests to contribute, and don’t limit your requests to food. Ask people to bring folding chairs or their favorite floor cushions to bring out the spunk and personality in everyone at your party. Other great entry-ticket ideas include board games or bottles of wine.
Clearing a Room – In a Good Way
When hosting a party in a small space, don’t be afraid to move your furniture around to make more open space for your guests. If you do have an area you’d like to keep off-limits, try using it as storage space for all the miscellaneous furniture that you clear from other rooms. Having more places to mingle will take the focus off limited seating and keep the party alive and flowing with movement! This is also a great way to add different themes and decorations to your party.