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How to be a Good Host for Parties and Get-Togethers

A woman preparing to host a party.

Everyone loves to be at parties and get-togethers. You get to see people you don’t see every day, you get to enjoy food, music and conversations with friends and family. But not everyone loves to be the party host, it can be a daunting task to have to get your place clean and organized and making sure there is enough food and activities for everyone.

The first requisite for being a good party host is having a home that is capable of serving as a party spot. First thing you need is space and seating, it is not good to be in an overcrowded place with nowhere to sit. The second thing you need is to make sure you have the ability to either cook enough food, or have a place for catered food to be served, as you need to make sure that everyone who comes over can enjoy their fill. 

After you ensure that you have the first two major steps, everything else is just cosmetic and add ons. So depending on the type of parties you like to have, setting your home up can vary. With that in mind, let’s explore some other general tips so you can be a good host.

Well Designed and Structured Home

The key to a great party is making the guests feel at home. In order to do this, your house needs to be inviting and comfortable, with all sorts of amenities that can cater to many different people. This can mean having things like a home theater, a karaoke machine, or a deck with a swimming pool. 

Making sure you have the requisite furniture is a must as well. You don’t want your guests to have to sit on folding chairs, so find a living room set that will make sure everyone is comfortable and having a good time. Another important thing to make sure you have are complimentary decor around your furniture.

Creating Talking Points

The best parties are the ones that occur organically. Yes it can be important to have an itinerary, but forcing things to happen can make your party feel static and awkward. It is better to let your guests find their way around and seamlessly find things to do and people to talk to.

One way you can assist your guests is by creating talking points for them with your house. To achieve this, you can really spruce up your home decor past a basic furniture set up. You can add things like houseplants, surround sound speakers, floating shelves with personal trinkets, or fancy window treatments. We at Zebrablinds would like to share with you our favourite window treatments that we believe really stand out and can have your guests chit chatting all night long.

Stand Out Window Treatments

As your guests arrive, window shades are among the first things they notice. They can see them from the outside, so having something that really stands out gets you a lot of bonus points. So without further ado, here are some of the ones we like a lot.

Among shades that stand out the most, top down honeycomb shades really offer it all. Apart from the unique look they offer, they provide you with great light control and energy efficiency. Its top down lift feature allows you to open the shades from the top, allowing you to let natural light come in while maintaining full privacy by covering the rest of the window. The top down feature really creates a unique look among cellular shades and is guaranteed to draw the interests of your party goers. 

Cellular shades that you can open from the top.

Roman shades offer a stand out appearance. Unlike cellular honeycomb shades, romans close in large pleats, giving them a similar appearance to victorian era window drapes. This look gives roman shades a visual way to stand out, as they can draw attention to themselves and provide your guests something to admire.

Another way to really wow your guests at the window would be with smart shades. They are controllable with a remote control, your smartphone, or with your smart home device like Amazon Alexa or Google Home. This very unique feature literally allows your guests to be able to play with something that they wouldn’t find in many other houses, giving them a stand out experience when they come visit your home.

Final Thoughts

Your home is first and foremost the place where you and your family spend most of your time and is a place where you try to maximize your comfort. When you have guests over for parties and get-togethers, you want to do your best to make them feel at home as well. Letting guests become comfortable and at ease should be the top priority for anyone hosting at their place.

After the first priority has been established, the next thing for you to worry about is finding ways to keep your guests entertained. Building up your house to be able to do this can become a joyous experience, as there are many ways you can go about it. So, think about what things bring you and your friends together and find a way to incorporate it into your home, and then you will become the perfect host in a great party house.

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