The effort spent on prepping for a party is up to each host but, when you’re strapped for time and yet want to impress, here’s a guide that can help. Use these tips to quickly turn your space into a cozy party cove.
Even if you recently deep cleaned, consider spending 15 mins to walk through for final tweaks. Set aside wonky furniture or very delicate showpieces. Consider covering light-colored sofas or armchairs to protect your upholstery.
Tables and chairs don’t lend themselves as naturally to a party setting as say some soft ottomans that can be moved around. You can also spread a warm bedspread down, which will create a nook for people to sit down for a chat or a bottle game.
Decide on the Food
Don’t spend hours putting together a menu. The top-performers of each party are: drinks and snacks. Use recipes for easy, delicious drinks that add holiday cheer. Pizzas are a crowd pleaser that save time and are easy to eat while socializing. And if you have some time for making a snack, light canapés and a couple of plates of chopped fruit, will add a homely touch.
Nothing sets the mood like lighting. Use it to your advantage to create a light and airy feel or a cozy and warm holiday vibe. If you’ve planned group games consider warm white light and if music and dance are the centerpiece of the soiree go with multi-colored lights. Check out these different ways of using lights to make your space more atmospheric.
Getting ready for a party can be fun. Use these tips and enjoy the company of your friends without the pre-party panic.
AUTHOR: ANNA MEDINA
Anna is a specialist in different types of writing. She graduated from the Interpreters Department, but creative writing became her favorite type of work. Now she improves her skills while working as a freelance writer and translator for TheWordPoint.