If you’re thinking of hosting a celebration, be it a birthday, anniversary, holiday, or simply a family get-together, then you might be starting to sweat a little bit.
Unless you live in a manor house in the country, your home is probably not best suited to hosting a large number of people, but booking out a venue for a celebration is not always financially viable.
Likewise, you shouldn’t have to book a venue or travel to someone with a bigger house for a celebration. That is to say, the honor of hosting a big event shouldn’t just be given to people with more money or a large property.
And that’s true. Anyone can host a large gathering, they just need to know how to properly utilize the space and ensure that everyone is comfortable. With this in mind, here are 5 ways that you can turn your home into the perfect celebration venue:
Don’t Just Think About The People!
Firstly, it can be easy to simply think about the people when you’re preparing your home for a celebration. How many people will be coming? Is there space for everyone? How can we utilize each room? But amongst all of these thoughts, you should remember that – depending on the celebration – you will likely have to accommodate more than just people. Let’s say you’re hosting a bar mitzvah. Think about the number of bar mitzvah gifts that guests will be bringing – you’re going to need a place to put them! As well as this, think about bags, coats, food, drink, the list goes on and on. Make sure you’re not caught out, and you know exactly where everything will go.
Seating, Seating, Seating
Once you’ve thought about this, you can start panicking about the people… Did we say panicking? We meant thinking clearly and concisely without any panic at all. But in all honesty, you really shouldn’t panic. Your house is most probably ready to host a number of people; all you need to think about is the seating arrangements. Where is everyone going to sit? Is there enough space for everyone? Look into adding a few more furniture pieces to your home or purchase cheap, fold-up chairs for your outside space.
Focus On The Outdoor Space
Speaking of the outside area, an open-air space should certainly be utilized to avoid a feeling of claustrophobia or containment, even if it’s just a small backyard. Make sure that you’re focusing on this space and put a bit of the budget aside to acquire a marquee in the event that the weather is not kind to you.
Keep Your Theme In Mind
Whilst you’re rushing around trying to make sure that your home can accommodate the guests, you might be forgetting a key thing: aesthetics. The theme of the party itself is something that can easily slip your mind, as you’re far too busy thinking about practicality. But you’ve got to think about what the guests will see when they enter the property and how you can really amplify the celebration itself with the aesthetics of your own personal venue.
Give Your Kitchen A Makeover
Lastly, a celebration often involves food and drink! This means that your kitchen is likely to become the hub of the house. To accommodate this, it might be a good idea to give it a complete makeover. There are a number of ways, for instance, to turn your countertops into a makeshift bar, where guests can help themselves to drinks and food without getting in the way of the other festivities. As well as this, it looks fun and inviting, which is another important factor when it comes to putting on a party that people will remember.