Six Secrets to Planning a Perfect Apartment Party

  • Are you planning a big party? Figuring out the e-vites and menu are just the start. What else do you need to know to pull this off? Here are six secrets of experienced party planners that you can use:
  • The Parking
  • A lot of party hosts forget about this extremely important detail. Its well worth it to spend time researching the parking options around 14th Street Washington DC apartments. After all, you don’t want your guests getting towed or having to walk a long ways.
  • Create Open Spaces
  • It may be worthwhile to scoot your coffee tables and armchairs up against the wall. This creates open spaces where people can dance, freely move around, and form conversational groups. Best of all, they won’t skin knees against furniture or knock over anything valuable.
  • Crowd-pleasing Music
  • Chances are, each guest will have slightly different tastes in music. This makes it tricky to pick something everyone can enjoy … unless you use this to your advantage. Before the party, send out a group message to your guests. Ask them to suggest a song or two, which you can put together into a custom party playlist.
  • Breaking the Ice
  • It can take a few minutes for your guests to unwind and get into the party’s groove. You can help things along with icebreakers. One option here is a party game like Cards Against Humanity, Charades, or Sushi Go Party. You can also take things in another direction and create a conversation-friendly group activity. This could include asking people to join in with meal prep or setting up the table. These shared activities let your guests chat with each other without pressure since they’re actively doing something together.
  • The Seating
  • This is especially critical if you’re planning a bigger party. Figure out where everyone can sit, where to set out tables for comfortable access to the food, etc. You may want to look into borrowing or renting chairs for the event.
  • Prepping for Accidents
  • There’s a chance at least one guest will break something or drop a glass of wine during the party. Keep the evening going smoothly by having a clean-up kit ready. You may want to include in the kit items like:
  • wet wipes
  • sponges
  • a stain remover pen
  • soapy water in a mister bottle
  • a small broom and dust pan
  • a sturdy bag for debris
  • Apartment Living for Parties and Relaxation
  • Are you looking for the perfect place to host your next party? Take a look at 14th Street Washington DC apartments. Stop by our website now to learn more and see which floor plans are available.