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Five Tips to Host a Dinner Party in Your Apartment

Five Tips to Host a Dinner Party in Your Apartment

Five Tips to Host a Dinner Party in Your Apartment

Are you looking forward to finally hosting events with friends once again?  Have you wanted to have friends over for dinner in your apartment?  When you want to host your friends for a dinner party, you may think that it is impossible to within the small space in your apartment.  However, with the right preparation, it can be simple and enjoyable to have your friends over for a meal when you are living in our apartments in Delray Beach, FL.  There are a few tips to host a stress-free dinner party in your apartment.

Keep Your Guest List Short

Don't get too ambitious when you finally choose to have the dinner party at your apartment.  Keep the guest list short so that you aren't too overwhelmed the first time.  By keeping the guest list short, you will avoid taking on too much when you are hosting people.

Rearrange Your Furniture

You may need to rearrange your furniture to make room for folding tables or chairs that you'll need to give everyone a place to eat.   Consider putting your couch up against the wall, or even consider placing a table directly in front of the couch to use that for extra dining seats.  Utilizing the space you have is easier when you consider different furniture layouts that are conducive to hosting a dinner party.

Prepare Food in Advance

To avoid being in the kitchen the whole time and causing more messes in an already tight space, prepare as much food in advance as possible.  Consider dishes that you can make ahead so that you can prep the food, clean the dishes, and put away any messes before company even arrives.  Not only will this allow you to have more fun at your own party, but it will also give you more kitchen space to serve your food.

Use the Counter Space

Maximize your counter space with a few simple tricks.  Place cutting boards over your sink to add a place for you to wash and prepare vegetables.  Consider using the counter space to serve your guests so that you can maximize space for eating at the table.  If you have limited counter space, you can also remove any appliances, like toasters and coffee makers, which you won't be using for that specific party.

Create Mini Dining Areas

Using a series of small folding tables can also help you increase the space for people to dine without having to use large tables that may not fit in your apartment.  By creating mini dining areas, you provide everyone with a more intimate place to enjoy their meal.  This may also create more flow at your party, as they can eat and then get up to mingle around the apartment.

These are just a few of the ways to make good use of the small space in your apartment when you host a dinner party.  Feeding guests requires some extra preparation no matter where you are, but it is a tad more difficult when you live in a small space.  Our apartments in Delray Beach, FL are spacious with luxurious kitchens perfecting for hosting.  Contact us to hear about our available units today.

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