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PREPARE YOUR HOME BEFORE YOU HOST A PARTY

How to Prepare Your Home Before You Host a Party?

When you plan a party at your home, you will find that it always seems like no matter how much you clean or how much you organise; there is always more you could do. The key to effectively preparing your home to host a party is cleaning and de-cluttering some vital areas. You should understand that as long as those areas are clean and clutter-free, your guests will feel comfortable and welcome in your home.

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However, even the most seasoned hostess can be intimidated by trying to prepare their home for guests. So, for that reason, here are some tips from professional cleaners and organisers on how you can best prepare your home to host your party:

Tip #1

Take a look around your home in a quick sweep and decide what you need to do. Take along a pen and paper and make notes for each room of your home. You will want a closet for your guests to hang their coats in and a place to store women's purses. While doing your home walk-through, decide where these two locations will be and write them down.

Tip #2

The first place you will want to start cleaning and tidying up is the entry area of your home and then work from there cleaning the living room, bathroom, and kitchen areas. In addition, if there are other areas in your home where your guests will be, perhaps a game room or similar, that area will need a good cleaning and de-cluttering.

Tip #3

While everyone has some clutter, they treasure; understand that clutter can give an even spotless home the appearance of being messy and unclean. You want your guests to be able to move freely in your home and not be knocking things off of tables or shelves. When cleaning for a party, be brutal and get rid of as much clutter as you can bear - even if you simply box it and place it in the garage for the night.

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Tip #4

If you have a spouse and family, now is the time to enlist them to help you clean and de-clutter your home. You can easily assign a room to each person and have them be responsible for cleaning and removing anything in the room which does not need to be there for the party.

Tip #5

If you have children with messy rooms but are having an all-adult party, it is OK to close your children's bedroom doors and not make a big deal about them cleaning their rooms for the party. This can significantly relieve your stress pre-party. In essence, stick to cleaning rooms that you must clean because guests will be in them.

Tip #6

If your party is informal, consider using casual serving dishes and a casual eatery. You may even want to purchase some good quality paper plates for the event if it is a pot-luck or BBQ type event, rather than a sit-down meal.

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Tip #7

You need to know that there will be spills and stains where there are people with food and drinks. The easiest way to deal with these issues is to be completely prepared to deal with them before they ever happen. Have a small box with cleaning supplies that you can use to clean up any messes which might occur during the party.

Tip #8

Once your home is clean and clutter-free, it is time to go around your home and add back some small, personal touches that make your home comfortable and inviting for your guests. You can accomplish this by using flowers, photographs of your family, and candles. To deal with any musty odours your home may have, you can burn candles or burn some incense sticks.

Tip #9

Once your home has been prepared, and you have a backup plan to deal with any unforeseen stains or spills, it is time for you to sit back and enjoy your party as the hostess.

 

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FAQ - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you organise a good party?

A good party is all about planning! You need to make sure you have a good guest list, a great playlist, and plenty of food and drinks. Of course, you also need a great venue - somewhere that will make your guests want to stay and party all night long! 

How do I host a home party?

Hosting a home party is a great way to connect with friends and family and celebrate special occasions. Here are some tips for hosting a successful home party:

1. Plan the party around a theme, and this will help you plan the decorations, food, and activities.

2. Send invitations well in advance so that your guests can RSVP and save the date.

3. Make sure you have enough seating for everyone.

4. Choose food and drinks that everyone will enjoy. Try to avoid anything too messy or difficult to eat.

5. Plan fun activities for guests of all ages. Include games, crafts, or music sessions.

6. Decorate your home.

To read more, go to Party Planning Tips.

How to plan a kids' birthday party?

Assuming you're looking for tips on how to plan a fun and memorable birthday party for your child, here are a few things to keep in mind:

- First, decide on a theme. This will help you choose appropriate decorations, activities, and even food. Please take a look at all Kids Party Ideas for more inspiration.

- Second, make a guest list and send out invitations. Be sure to give yourself enough time to do this so that everyone can RSVP.

- Third, start planning the details! This includes everything from deciding on a menu to booking entertainment.

- Fourth, put together party favours and goodie bags for the guests. Again, try to tie these in with the chosen theme.

- And finally, don't forget to HAVE FUN! 

What is the best birthday theme for kids?

There are so many great birthday themes for kids! If your child is into action-packed adventures, consider a pirate-themed party. If they're dreaming of being a princess or prince, then a royal ball theme would be perfect. A safari- or zoo-themed party would be a hit for animal lovers. And of course, no matter what their interests are, there's always the classic birthday party with games, cake and ice cream! Whatever theme you choose, include plenty of fun activities and tasty treats to make it a day to remember. Browse all Kids Party Ideas.

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