We all have that one friend with the house that seems to always be ready for a good time. It’s comfortable, the wine flows, and the music is always playing. Make that your house using our tips on how to make your home a place to entertain. Prepare for your friends to start ringing your doorbell.
Sit and Stay Awhile
Comfort is everything. If you want guests to look forward to hanging at your place, make it comfortable. Try these ideas:
- Overstuffed furniture
- Ample seating
- Ottomans for feet
- Throw pillows and blankets
Most of all, make sure guests know that your home is laid-back. When they ask if they should remove their shoes, tell them you don’t mind either way. Let guests know they can put their feet up on the furniture and enjoy a drink while sitting on the couch. Homes with too many rules feel unwelcoming.
Get the party rolling and the guests relaxing by offering them a drink as soon as they walk in the door. Prepare your home by keeping a well-stocked liquor cabinet. Impress your friends and let them know your home is the place to be as you mix up any drink they like.
Don’t forget the designated drivers and those who don’t drink alcohol. Always have plenty of soda, coffee, and teas available as well.
Fill Their Tummies
Keep entertainment in mind when you’re grocery shopping. Even if no one is coming over anytime soon, pick up a few pantry staples for a last-minute get-together or friends who drop by. Keep these snack items in the pantry so that you can always offer something:
- Dried fruit
- Sandwich rolls
Keep these items in the refrigerator:
- Cracker spreads
- Deli meats and salads
When there’s time for planning, food is easy to prepare, and it’s fun to get creative. You can host a gathering where every guest brings a dish or snack to share. Or treat everyone to a crockpot full of chili. The possibilities are endless. We socialize around food, and it’s essential when making your home a place to entertain.
You Make Me Feel Like Dancing
Music sets the tone for the evening. It also helps people relax and start talking. Have you ever walked into an awkwardly quiet home? Avoid that by creating playlists that set the mood for entertaining in your home.
A couple of Bluetooth speakers will help you play music in each area guests are hanging out. You know your friends. Choose music that brings a smile to their faces.
Entertaining at home is a great way to save money, grow closer with friends, and make beautiful memories. Enjoy your home by making it the place friends want to gather.