You’ve decided to invite all your friends over to your place, you have the food and drinks ready and then all of a sudden—reality sinks in. In all the party planning frenzy, you still have no idea how to arrange furniture for a house party or make enough room for your guests. Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered.
Here are a few tips and things you need for a house party to keep the good times rolling!
#1. Getting your house party-ready
Don’t wait for the first person to arrive. They’ll arrive late anyway, and if the party’s not already thumping, they’ll leave as soon as you turn your back to plug in the stereo. It’s a good idea to get the ambiance up and to go.
#2. If it’s blocking space, move it
Of course, the sofas and chairs need to stay. But if you need tips to arrange furniture for a house party, it’s a good idea to start with the side tables or other less essential pieces of furniture in the room. Moving these items would give the guests a little more space to move around and make the room appear spacious.
#3. Create conversation areas
If you’re looking for house party seating ideas, start by focusing on making a conversation space for your guests. Try pulling things away from the walls and putting them back to back, thus creating interesting and multiple conversation areas in your house.
#4. Multiple spaces, multiple interests
Not all guests would be willing to indulge in just one particular activity. Pay close attention to how your furniture is organized; it’ll help accommodate interesting spots for your guests. Try to have multiple sitting areas when you are arranging your furniture so that different groups would have enough space to interact with each other.
#5. Sort the sounds
You’re not going to raise the roof with the music blasting out of your phone. If you don’t own a sound system yet, it’s a good idea to bring the audiophile goodies to your home to get the party started. Either way, have someone in charge of the music. Otherwise, you run the risk of people rifling through your collection and laughing heartily at your High School Musical deluxe album!
#6. Cheers, amigos!
Who would want to go to a house party where there are absolutely NO drinks? Be it alcoholic or non-alcoholic; good drinks will always pump up the guests. Don’t forget to have multiple options, even if it is a BYOB-style party. Arrange for the right amount of water, soda, and lemonade. Don’t forget to throw in some delicious eateries to munch on something, or better yet cook some!
#7. Assemble your task force
Check the place for revelers who slept where they fell, revive them with coffee, and then hand them the mop. Alternatively, rope in a couple of mates to help you clean the place up and return it to its former glory.
#8. Post-party poppers
The perfect way to bring order to the chaos–just you and a select few for the next evening. Chew the cud, chill out and work out when to throw the next party to topple this one. After all, there’s nothing like hanging out with your best buds.