9 Party-Proofing Tips for your Home’s Survival
September 18, 2014
We all love a good house party. And although playing the role of host can be very exciting, it can also be stressful. Aside from planning the menu, getting the entertainment set, and decorating your venue, you also need to deal with party-proofing your home.
From making sure that stains on your polyurethane foam are quickly dealt with, to rearranging furniture so that your guests will have space to walk around and mingle, we’ve come up with a list of ten party proofing musts that can help you prepare your home for your next big bash.
Opt for a Dinner Party
If you want to keep the eating and the drinking in the dining room, opt for a sit down dinner party. As host, this is one of the easiest parties to pull off, plus you don’t have to worry about any potential spills that could happen on your beloved sofa or living room rug.
Keep Valuables Secure
Before you invite guests over, make sure that you secure delicate items from being ruined by a spilled drink. If you have irreplaceable art or fragile figurines, you might want to store them away for the meantime.
Choose Bigger Glasses
As a rule of thumb, the bigger the glass, the better. This is especially true for those who want to get their drink on. Martini glasses may look all hip and fancy, but they can be hard to hold while dancing or mingling around the room. Consider using wine or cocktail glasses instead.
Be Generous with Paper Towels
Paper towels can be the ultimate lifesaver at a party so don’t be stingy and hide them all in the kitchen. Make it easier for your guests to get their hands on paper towels by making them available all over your home.
Make Plastic your Best Friend
If you’re not setting up anything formal, make plastic your best friend at your next party. Save yourself the trouble of doing dishes and just enjoy the party with your guests instead. There are a lot of stylish disposable plastic products that you can use that will make your party hosting duties much easier.
Keep Shoes by the Front Door
Shoes can bring in so much dirt and grime into your home, especially during the rainy season. One way that you can take care of this problem is by setting up a shoe area by the front door. Just don’t forget to provide slippers that your guests can use.
Set up a Dance Floor
Check your area and see if you have space for a dance floor. Try to play around with your current furniture setup so that you can ensure a comfortable party space for your guests. Clear away things that people may trip on.
Uninvite your Pets to your Party
We all love pets, but not if they’re going to wreak havoc on your party. Unless they’re amazingly house trained, then you might want to keep your pets away from the party in the meantime.
Stock up on Stain Removers
Lastly, never underestimate the power of a good stain remover. Accidents happen, even more so at lively parties where people just can’t help but have a good time. This is why you can never go wrong with a good and all around stain remover.
Did we miss out on any party proofing tips that you would like to add? Don’t forget to share those helpful hints in our comments section below!