Parties, whether large or small scale, require a certain amount of planning to be successful especially when you want to throw one at your own place. A get together at your apartment is a good way of stepping out of the monotonous routine and refreshing your mind. But you need to consider a lot of things so as to make your party a success. Here’s how you plan an awesome party:
Ensure you do not violate rules:
When you plan a party at your apartment, you are supposed to consider your rental agreement and the privacy of the people living around you. So, it’s advisable to double check your rental contract so as to ensure that you do not violate any rules. Before you plan on anything, go through your contract to know what all you are allowed to do as a renter. In case you think it’s not possible to throw a party at your apartment, you may have to change the venue.
Use up all the space in your apartment creatively:
Once you are sure that you can throw a party at your apartment, you are all set to make the arrangements. Start up with the clearing of the apartment and rearranging your furniture. It’s advisable to provide additional seating arrangement. Use the entire apartment as your guests tend to move here and there as the party proceeds. The idea lies in ensuring that you make it comfortable for them to hang out wherever they want.
Go for mood lighting:
Now that you are done with the seating arrangement, it’s time to decorate. Setting the mood of the party is best done with mood lighting. So, consider using lamps with a warm-white light, tea lights, globe lights, string lights or candles. Ditch those overhead lights for a day.
Cue up a playlist:
You can either ask all your friends to provide you with a list of their favorite songs beforehand so that you can play them at the party or you can make use of apps such as Spotify so that they can easily add their favorites to the lineup.
Watch out for food and drinks:
Make sure that you have enough food to feed your guests. In fact, consider having a little more than needed, just in case you do not run out of food. Also, if you plan to serve hard drinks, limit the amount of alcohol being served so as to avoid any kind of unfavorable situations.
Plan a definite end:
You may want to party whole night long, but it may become a nuisance to your neighbors. So, it’s advisable to let your guests know the definite start and stop time of your party. This would not only let your party start and end on a good note but will also let everyone have enough sleep.