Plan The Perfect Apartment Gathering
Think that living in a rental apartment prevents you from entertaining friends and family? Wrong! While that all-night dance party might be out of the question, you can still host plenty of gatherings that will fill your cozy home with lots of love and laughter.
Here are a few gathering ideas to help make your apartment feel more like a home!
Host a book club
All you need is a couple of bottles of wine, some cheese and crackers, a juicy bestseller and a group of likeminded friends, and you have yourself a book club! As long as your place is furnished with plenty of seating, your apartment is the perfect setting for an intimate gathering of bibliophiles.
Book clubs don’t tend to get too rowdy, so you won’t have your neighbours banging on the walls shouting to keep the noise down!
Living room picnic
Make some sandwiches, pasta salad, cookies and a frosty pitcher of lemonade (or sangria), push the furniture away from the centre of your living room, put down a blanket or tablecloth, and voila — a living room picnic!
Make it a potluck, or be the hostess with the mostess and make and serve up the food and drinks. Rain or shine, your picnic won’t be postponed! It’s a great way to host people for a meal when you don’t have a big dining room table!
Summer always feels too short, so enjoy time outdoors while you can. Apartment living often means no private backyard, but don’t let that stop you from hosting a summertime gathering on your balcony.
Put some beverages on ice and some chips in a bowl, and chill on your balcony on a warm summer evening. Keep it light and casual.
Host a few friends for a good old-fashioned games night. Pull out your favourite party games, serve up some simple snacks and drinks, and gather around the table for a night of competition and laughter. From adult-centric games to childhood favourites — there are plenty of tabletop games you can choose from!
Play as teams (couples, battle of the sexes, etc.) or let it be every wo(man) for his or herself!
Start party planning today! Make your rental apartment the place to gather!