We love entertaining home, we can enjoy the privacy and comfort of our place and have fun on our own terms: no annoying music, expensive drinks or slow service. Getting your house ready for a party is easier done than you may think – just follow these simple steps.
Start with a walk through your house with guest’s eyes. Go out and come back to try and see your house from someone else’s perspective. What is your first impression? This ‘stranger’s walk’ should give you a good idea of what needs to be done.
Don’t forget to stock up on the essentials: make sure you have enough toilet paper, hand soap and napkins.
Every house has a few things that you might not want others to see (or at least not immediately) – for some reason or another. These perhaps very personal things are not for everybody’s eyes. So go through your house and ‘see’ what your guests might pick up and ask you about. Collect them all and hide them for the party.
Are you expecting people to treat your house the same way you treat it? Some things which are obvious to you, may not be obvious to other people. It is best to think of your house rules and communicate them in a friendly way.
A few things you may think of:
– Where should people leave their shoes and bags?
– Where can they find a toilet?
– Where is a place to smoke?
– Where to put trash?
– Are there any rooms/ floors/ spaces not to enter?
4. Food and Drinks
Remember, you want to have fun at your own party. Food, drinks and service flow is usually the biggest source of stress. While you slave yourself in the kitchen, you guests are having fun without you or getting bored.
Think of giving your gourmet dinner or cocktail soiree to someone else to handle – Book a private chef with Clubvivre.com, and enjoy the experience stress-free. Choose from different menu collections: Christmas, Fusion, Italian or others and get a renowned chef to serve your guests.
This is kind of the flip-side of point number 2. Highlight what your house has to offer. If your tableware is top notch, then you’d better use it. If you have a very good taste in music, show it. If you don’t, get some playlists for the evening. Share what matters to you with your guests, it is Your party.
Enjoy the festive season!