Preparing yourself and your home for a party can be fun. But what happens when you have very limited time to do so. Either it could be all hell breaking loose, or with careful planning, you could finish your task in time.
There is no need to panic if ever such a situation arises. Here are some quick tips you can use to get your home ready for a party.
Do not make huge plans
Since you are already short of time, do not plan something too big. Think of one central point that you would want to focus on. For example, if you are thinking of decorating your living room, you can make small changes to the existing setup.
Shift the bronze sculptures from the bedroom and make them your centerpiece. Move around the small tables and add more space to the living area. Try to add a dab of color to the sofa cushions, and you are done.
Set your bar
Get your drinks stocked up in advance. You can either prepare a minibar, so your guests do not have to rush to the big bar every time. Or you could prepare some cocktails and mocktails in advance in flavors you know most guests will love.
Add a flowery touch
Flowers are said to lend a vibrant touch to your home. When planning a party in an instant, the flowers come in handy. But make sure you keep it simple and don’t go overboard with the idea. Use 2-3 colors and spread the vases on the table or in the area where most guests might roam around. A table or room with candles and flowers makes your evening memorable.
Let us remind you that you just do not have the time to experiment with new food ideas. Stick to simple recipes that you have already mastered over the years. Keep plenty of ice, salty snacks, and bubbly drinks on one side. Add nuts to this list and keep meats and cheese in the fridge. Basically, you should be in a position to present your food as quickly and with minimal effort.
Set your table
Impressions are formed by the manner in which you set the table. Hence set the table in advance. You can either do so a night before the party or in the morning. This way, you will get sufficient time to make any changes if required. Add some colors to the table mats and napkins, and you are good to go.
Preparing your home for any event is an arduous task. But if you are clever enough, you can hold a quick party and still make an impression. These simple tips would prove useful if ever the situation arises.
Do not forget to check your bathrooms and offload them with towels and soap. A clean washroom is mandatory during a party. Most of the guests use the washroom. If they find anything lacking, it translates into a wrong impression. This is one situation you won’t want.