The holidays are a time of joy, peace, and reflection. However, it can also be stressful for a host if they have to work with limited space to accommodate all of their guests. Here are some tips on how you can host your holiday gathering, even with limited space.
Take it Outside
If your home is small, then why not bring the party outside? Depending on the weather, you might even be able to do the whole event outside. If you have a balcony or an accessible rooftop area with seating and tables, this can provide enough space to accommodate all your guests in style.
If hosting outdoors isn’t possible or practical, then maybe it’s time to go mobile? Renting a food truck that can serve your guests a holiday dinner is a great way to get around your lack of space. You can even have the food truck come right up to your home or apartment complex.
The Gazebo Space
The backyard gazebo is also another great option that can provide you with a shaded area to gather. The gazebo space is incredibly convenient if your backyard has an accessible deck or patio where everyone can sit and mingle. If you don’t already have a gazebo or lack room to put one up, you can also rent small party tents. If it gets chilly at night, have some blankets on hand for your guests to snuggle up with.
Look for Creative Solutions
Find any way possible to fit more people in the house without sacrificing quality or comfort. This could mean getting an air mattress if there is enough floor space, inviting friends over for dinner instead of having them over at night, or even renting out nearby houses that have more room than yours.
If you are up for something different, how about staging an elegant picnic? All you need is a large blanket and some lovely picnic ware to eat on. Find an easily accessible park nearby, put out some candles for light at night, and enjoy. Remember to invest in the picnic décor to create an ambient space.
Rent Out Space
If you are hosting many people, it might be cheaper to rent out space at another location. This can also provide additional privacy for your guests if they need that extra bit of separation from the rest of the attendees. Renting out an Airbnb or hotel room nearby is one way to do this.
Declutter and Rearrange
The last thing you want to do is make your guests feel like they are in a crowded space. Take some time before the party begins to declutter and rearrange your home so that it looks bigger than it is. Try moving furniture out of the way, so there are open spaces for people to walk through.
Hosting a holiday party with limited space can be challenging, but if you take some of these steps, then you are sure to have an enjoyable time with your guests.