Between a Halloween costume party and the New Year’s ball drop, you’ll be entertaining a lot of friends and family in the next few months. With the constant stream of festivities, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by all of the preparations and planning that go into each event. At Closet & Storage Concepts we know that entertaining can be simple, so we’ve broken down our top stress-free entertaining tips.
Get Time On Your Side
While time may be overwhelming in and of itself, remember that you don’t have to do everything all at once. Focus on ways in which you can keep your kitchen organized, so you’ll have less to worry about during the party. Many Denver homeowners struggle with a cluttered kitchen, but Closet & Storage Concepts can help. A custom pantry will give you more space in your kitchen, letting you stay organized when baking holiday treats.
Create an Inviting Atmosphere
Set the tone for the evening by creating an inviting atmosphere. Make the transition from entering to mingling as easy as possible with coat racks, umbrella baskets and any other custom feature you may want. This will allow you to avoid having guests weaving through the crowd, trying to find somewhere to lay down their coat.
Background music following the holiday theme is great, but make sure not to play the Monster Mash too loud. Background music will keep the room from falling into a lull of silence, but a blaring volume will discourage people from talking and damper the mood.
A few holiday decorations are the perfect way to complete the party aesthetic. You can go all-out with décor, but you don’t need to. Carved pumpkins for Halloween or a wreath for Christmas is plenty. Holiday decorations can be easy.
Keep It Simple
Remember, you can still impress your guests, without making an elaborate four-course meal. When people offer to bring food or drinks to your party, take them up on it! Their contribution means less stress for you. Focus on buffet style food and hors d’oeuvres that you can make a few days in advance.
To prevent a bottleneck from occurring on the buffet table and to increase movement in the room, place drinks and food on tables opposite from each other. This is an easy way to encourage your guests to mingle.
With the right strategy, hosting ceases to be difficult. If you want to prepare your home for the holidays, reach out to the experts at Closet & Storage Concepts Colorado. We would be happy to help you. We proudly serve the greater Denver area. Call us today!
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