Your mobile home party can be a success. In fact, it can be unforgettable. Today we’re giving you the tools to make it happen. Plus, you’ll be able to take these tips and tricks and pull off an amazing party not just once, but over and over again.
The #1 best party hack
Have you ever hosted a party and ended up exhausted, unsatisfied, or even embarrassed? The most important step to throwing an unforgettable party is to fix your mindset.
Start by embracing the fact that you can’t do it all. But you can have a good attitude while failing to be a “perfect” host or hostess.
The first step to achieving this is letting go of perfectionism. In more practical terms, this means not blowing your party budget on trendy decor. Or being okay with the fact that your 2-year-old’s smash birthday cake didn’t turn out the way you envisioned. Perhaps you’re a perfectionist when it comes to cleaning for a party. In reality, only the bathroom actually needs to be spotless. Pick up clutter, but don’t worry about dust mopping under the couch or wiping windows.
Making your guests feel welcome
If you’re not worried about being the perfect party planner, your guests won’t worry about being the perfect guests. Nothing makes a person feel more uncomfortable than a host who seems to have a perfect house, yard, and life! To put them at ease, you must be yourself. Be welcoming, but better yet, show them that your home and time is at their disposal.
Putting guests at ease
How do you make your guests feel comfortable in unfamiliar surroundings? Here are some tips.
- Don’t over decorate, especially when it comes to the dining table, coffee table, and side tables. Leave plenty of room for your guests to set their drinks and food.
- Serve a dish, cake, or buffet food that you like and make often. If you love this food, chances are your guests will too. Tried-and-true should be your rule when it comes to food.
- Talk to every guest in turn. Make them feel comfortable and cared for by chatting one-on-one with each person, even if it’s just for a few minutes. Yes, this includes talking with your children’s guests! Kids feel shy around adults they don’t know. Put them at ease by showing that you want to get to know them.
It’s hard not to overwhelm your mobile home with party decor these days. There are so many great themes and ideas out there. But if you’re going to overwhelm your space with anything, it should be seating. Be sure to include more than enough seating so your guests have options. If you have comfortable dining chairs, bring them out into the living room. Do you own accent chairs? Pull them closer to the couch. Bring in that bench from the entryway and set it against a wall.
Throwing a party in a mobile home requires ingenuity, even if you’re hosting a small crowd. Find ways to repurpose furniture and set up snack and drink stations creatively. Cover an ottoman with a cloth and set trays on top for an extra coffee table.
Choose hanging decor instead of cluttering up surfaces. Put the trash can in a conspicuous spot. Don’t be afraid to move furniture or even completely rework your space! It will be worth it. By creating space, you’ll eliminate many of those awkward party moments.
More tips and tricks
To make your unforgettable party even better, use these hacks.
- Send digital invites, either by text, email, or an online invitation platform such as Punchbowl.
- Bring in extra lamps, string festive lights, and burn candles to create light and ambiance.
- Use cake pedestals, tiered trays, or stacked decor to create more space on your counters. Create as much height on your service stations as possible.
It’s not as hard as you thought
Hosting a party in your mobile home may be challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. By putting your guests at ease and revamping your small space, you can host an unforgettable party. And don’t forget the most important part: having a positive, engaging attitude throughout and letting go of perfectionism! If you take away one thing from this, let it be a commitment to leaving stress behind and enjoying time with your favorite people.