Welcome the Informal
The reality is there are few apartments that can accommodate a dining table that can seat 12 people, so forget about formal dining and hold a casual dinner, instead.
There are a few ideas you can consider: a buffet style Make Your Own Sushi night where guests can mill around trying delicious morsels and casually chatting, or a curry night where guests can sit and eat from a bowl on their lap. Put a colourful sheet on top of your bed and use it for extra seating.
Pre-plan your Party
You can extend your living area by opening to doors to your balcony, if you have one. Create an illusion of space, both inside and outside your home, with mirrors. Clean your home and eliminate clutter. Store any surplus furniture or everyday items that won’t be needed at your soiree, like exercise machines and foldable tables. Create more space for mingling by moving your furniture around.
For extra tables, you can use any surface such as a filing cabinet, TV unit or chest of drawers. Just cover the surface with a table cloth. Create a festive feeling with open spaces and small groups of chairs where guests can park themselves to chat. Drinking storage? Convert your bathroom into one by dumping ice into the bath or sink and using it as a cooler. Have a designated recycling box where you can put bottles while the party is on-going.
Utilise the Floor
In case you run out of chairs, make sure you have spare bean bags and floor cushions available. If it’s a movie night, have plenty of blankets and cushions for your guests to snuggle. Another wonderful idea is floor picnics. Just drape a picnic blanket on your carpet and enjoy a great lounge room floor party. If your home is carpet-less, place some yoga mats or a sleeping bag beneath the picnic rugs for comfort.
Make Use of the Ceiling
Make use of the massive space between the top of your head and your apartment’s ceiling. Hang from your ceiling electronic LED tea light candles placed in little glass holders. These are are much safer than real candles. If you are having a themed party, buy balloons to match. On your wall, hang bunting or fairy lights. It’s wiser to use hard to reach places for decorations because floor space and surfaces are valuable in a tiny home.
Create the Tableau
Your guests will not remember how small or large your house is, they will remember the feeling they had while inside it. Use hip background music to set the atmosphere for your party. Use dimmer switches or candles to create soft lighting. Make your home inviting by lighting a few incense or burning fragrant oil. Ensure drinks are always on hand for your guests and everything they need are readily available.
Infuse your creativity on seating and storage and don’t hesitate to re-arrange furniture arrangements. Be adaptable with your entertaining concepts and think of some essential casual get together themes that you can organise easily and quickly. Don’t forget that the size of your house is not important, what you do with your space is.
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