Entertaining In The Summer With A Small Space
You may be thinking that living in an apartment limits your ability to throw a great summer party. However, that’s not the case. The truth is that a small apartment makes for the perfect opportunity to have intimate get-togethers with some of your closest friends and family. It will take a bit of due diligence and careful forethought into the party, but you’ve come to the right place for preparing for the next time you have guests over.
If you are looking to make the most of the living space you have, here are some tips for entertaining in the summer with a small space.
Know Your Limits
Before you hit “send all” on your outgoing email, take a second to think about the real space constraints that you have at your apartment. In an ideal world, you may be able to fit a few dozen people in your place, that is if everyone is willing to cram inside like sardines. But you don’t want that. Instead, you want people to feel relaxed and comfortable.
To ensure people are comfortable, know your limits for the space that you have available in your apartment. Then keep it to a moderate number, and you’ll be sure that everyone has plenty of breathing room at your get-together.
Having decorations at your party could be the key that you need to throw an event that nobody will forget. But depending on your size constraints, you’ll have to consider just how to decorate. For example, if you stuff a bunch of birthday decorations into your party, it may limit the space you have for people. Then again, having too few decorations might make your guests think you are lazy or that you didn’t plan out the party well enough.
To ensure that you have the perfect decorations, plan ahead. Get just enough pieces to fill your home, without making it look overcrowded when your guests come, and you’ll likely get a bunch of compliments regarding the decorations.
Cooking The Perfect Meal
The food that you make for your party will have a big impact on the space that you have in your apartment. If you don’t have a large kitchen, then it probably won’t be a smart idea to have everyone prepare their own meals and congregate in one area. Instead, consider making prepared meal options that you can just hand out. However, if you want your guests to get their own food, spread things out to ensure that people aren’t banging into each other while grabbing their favorite chips and salsa.
Just because you don’t have a lot of space doesn’t mean you can’t throw a rocking summer party. Instead, all it takes is a bit of consideration and thought into how you go about planning the perfect party. And with the tips here, you’ll be able to entertain this summer with a small space, no matter what the size constraints may be at your apartment.