You’re excited about your new apartment, so of course you want to throw an apartment warming party that will be fun for you and your guests. Hosting a party in a small apartment is not as difficult as it might seem. With these apartment warming party ideas, you’ll cover all the bases and have a successful party to celebrate your new home.
Make sure you know what your guests are bringing
Planning is crucial, and in a small apartment, you won’t be able to store large items from each guest—they will simply pile up and consume space. Communicate with your guests directly or create a list of needed items that you can share with them. Clear space on surfaces and in your refrigerator ahead of time, so that you don’t have to scramble as your guests arrive.
Best small apartment furniture
If you’re still buying furniture for your new small apartment, consider multipurpose and folding furniture options. With multipurpose furniture, you can maximize a small space, and re-arrange easily for your apartment warming party. To learn more about multipurpose furniture options, take a look at our previous post: 5 Multi Purpose Furniture Pieces for Style & Functionality in Your Small Space.
If you regularly host overnight guests in your small apartment, and are looking for the perfect guest bed, learn more about our folding Mobile Beds, which fold out easily and look great in your room when they are not in use—better than a futon or rollaway bed!
Organize & de-clutter
Before everyone shows up for your apartment party, get your apartment ready. Preparation can mean the difference between confusion and ease when your guests arrive. Place any loose items—books, electronics, jackets, bags, etc.—in a storage closet or in a room that your guests won’t be using.
Also, move unnecessary furniture to the side of the room or even out of the room entirely. Switch our chairs at your dining table for benches—it will fit more guests in a relaxed, cozy atmosphere.
Spread out food and drinks on different tables
Your guests will naturally talk in small groups, so organize your apartment party around several smaller tables, rather than serving food on a single table or counter. End tables, coffee tables, and your dining table can all be put to work to hold your apartment party’s refreshments!
Use walls and ceiling for decorations
Keep your decorating simple, and utilize vertical space so that you don’t clutter up the surfaces in your apartment. For instance, you can unpack your white holiday lights and string them along the entrance doorway for a casual but elegant mood. Or, hang a banner along the longest wall in the room where you will be hosting your apartment warming party.
Thanks for reading our apartment warming party ideas! It’s not always easy hosting guests in a small apartment. If you occasionally host overnight guests, take a look at our mobile beds. They are a great folding bed option for small apartments!