Entertaining people isn’t as easy as it looks. House Parties during the holidays can stress us all!
When guests come over and it’s time to entertain them, you’ll be rushing around looking for ideas. It’s all about coming up with a plan and getting a feel for what your house has to offer. Every property has something unique and it’s all about doing your homework as a host.
Will your party be kid friendly?
Let’s take a look at five cool places around your house that are built to entertain guests.
1) Basement Party
A house party in the basement can be significant. The basement is an excellent starting point especially for those who live in areas where it is cold outside. House parties can be great if you have to be inside. Typically the carpet is not as expensive, and your guest understands why you are there. You may not want to head into the backyard, so the next best option is doing something in the basement. This is a spacious area and is going to afford a lot of space when guests are around.
You can take them downstairs and let them sit while a party is going on. There are a lot of things to do in the basement if you set it up in advance. You can play around with the additional space and make it a memorable event. For those who have a finished basement, this is a no-brainer!
You want to take them downstairs and perhaps showcase that projector you have set up or the games room you have built. Even if it is a seated area, you can let people hang out down there because it is a unique experience, unlike anything they are going to find upstairs.
Don’t be afraid to mix things up as much as possible and the basement is an excellent starting point. It will offer a lot of value.
2) Backyard/Patio House Parties
Who doesn’t want to set up a beautiful BBQ event in their backyard? I have attended some epic House parties where the grill is going, and the sun starts to go down with the drinks.
It is a hallmark of good weather and something most hosts love to do on their property. Modern glass cable deck railing systems have made it possible to confirm the safety of the area and make it one of a kind when it comes to the experience guests will have out there. Make sure your railing and deck are ready for many guests to be on them all at once!
The backyard is one of those places that can offer a lot of value based on what you have available. For example, you may look to keep people seated on the deck/patio, but you could also take a look at working with a swimming pool, trampoline, or even a basketball court!
Backyard house parties are something property owners can play around with depending on what they have in their backyard and what they are willing to spend money on it. If you do have an exciting option such as a swimming pool in your yard, why not take advantage of it?!
Backyard with a pool is a no-brainer and remains one of the most refreshing options available to those who wish to mix things up and let guests know they are valued. A pool party is never a wrong choice, and neither is a BBQ event if you are ready to prepare food outside.
3) Front or Side Porch House Parties
What about the front yard and the view from there?
Guests don’t always have to be taken to other parts of the house if the front view is exceptional! You can play around with the front view and make it come to life with the right seating options. If you have enough seats, it is lovely to sit in the front yard to entertain people.
You can also play around with space in the front and do something fun right there. House parties in the front yard get more guests than typical house parties. People like to visit individuals like this.
A house party in the front yard is ideal for those who are looking to enjoy the outdoors and don’t want to head into the backyard. The front yard party is underappreciated for the value it brings. Many hosts miss out on this advantageous option. It is going to be exciting, and the guests are going to love it.
You are not going to take long to prep the front porch, and those who start to take a look around will realize how entertaining it is to sit there. Outside is going to be a beautiful view, and your guests are not going to want to leave! Simple porches with great views are a lovely place to hang out with people and have a great time.
4) Kitchen/Dining Area Make Relaxing Parties
Who doesn’t like grabbing something to eat and hanging out around food?! Get your house party off to the best foot with great food. The smells can often make people happy by themselves.
Excellent kitchen parties are another excellent option when you are looking to keep people in the heart of the house. They are not going to want to leave the area where there is good food on hand. You can play around with the food to make sure there is variety on offer to keep people happy.
Your dining area is a beautiful place to hang out because you are going to have multiple seating options and it will be a fun-filled moment as guests poured in. The kitchen is always buzzing, and this is an excellent way to take advantage of it.
5) Living Rooms Are Great Visits And Parties
The next option would be the living room, and this is the “classic” place when it comes to hanging out with people.
You are going to have a TV (in most cases), and you will have a plethora of seating options to work with. If there are a lot of people coming in, the living room is the place to be in the house. It is going to give you a lot to work with, and it is the place people are going to want to head to when they enter.
Bonus: Balcony – House Parties on balconies are memorable.
If applicable, don’t forget to take them up to the balcony! It is a great option because of the view up there, and it is going to let them get fresh air as well. A lot of properties are ideal for taking guests up to the balcony, and it can be a fun place to be.
For those who have this option up their sleeve, it is one of the more entertaining party options to offer.
Not taking advantage of it is a mistake because guests are going to remember being up there and that is what being a good host is all about.
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