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5 MORE Ways to Make Hosting Parties at Home Easier

Working up the courage to have a party at home? Hoping to host a get together at your place in the near future?

Hosting at-home gatherings can be fun, but preparing for them can also be nothing short of overwhelming. There’s a lot to do to get ready to entertain a house full of people!

We’ve already posted 10 tips for entertaining at home, but we have even more at-home entertaining wisdom to share! Here are 5 more ways to make hosting parties at home easier and less stressful.

More Simple Tips for Hosting At-Home Parties

1. Keep It Casual.

Don’t overcomplicate things by trying to host a super formal gathering at home! If you’re having an at-home get together, keep it casual and laid back – both for your sake and for your guests’. From the dress code to the table settings, keeping it simple will make things much easier. You won’t have to spend a lot of extra time decorating or figuring out what you will wear, taking unnecessary stress out of your party planning equation. Plus, the come-as-you-are vibe will ensure that your guests will feel comfortable and relaxed.

2. Trying Something New? Have a Backup Plan.

A party or gathering can be a great opportunity to try out a new recipe or technique in the kitchen. If you’re inspired to try something new and different as you’re preparing for your at-home party, be sure to have a tried-and-true alternative ready to go! If things go wrong with your new recipe, you’ll be glad you have a backup plan in place!

3. Choose The Date Strategically.

Hosting a party at your home is a lot of work! No matter how many guests you’re inviting over, there will likely be a significant amount of preparation involved. With this in mind, be sure to choose the date for your gathering strategically. Don’t plan it for your busiest time of the year. Instead, choose a date that’s convenient for you and ensure that your schedule is relatively clear so you have adequate time to dedicate to preparing for the party.

4. Have Guests Bring Their Own Beverages.

Telling guests to “BYOB” is a great way to make hosting a party at home easier and much more convenient. This is an especially great strategy if you’re planning a party on a budget but you’re hoping to serve alcoholic beverages! Plan to provide non-alcoholic drinks but have guests bring their own wine, beer or liquor if they’d like a beverage during the party. You’ll be sure to have what everyone likes to drink (one less thing to stress over) and you’ll save money!

5. Create A Playlist Ahead of Time.

Be prepared to combat the awkward silences that inevitably happen here and there at social gatherings. Keep things comfortable by creating a playlist of background music that can be played throughout the gathering. Not sure what kind of music to include? Have your guests submit a song request when they RSVP!

Host A Stress-Free Party at Your House!

Planning an at-home party doesn’t have to be overwhelming! Keep these tips in mind and you’ll be able to host a memorable gathering at your house that your guests will love – all while keeping your cool.

Looking for other tips for at-home hosting made easy? Check out these articles:

10 Tips for Entertaining at Home

5 Holiday Hosting Tips to Make Your Life Easier

Great Floor Plans for Entertaining