How to Create a Home Fit for Socialising

Whether it’s your first home, or the house that you have been living in for a while, having a place fit for socialising is something that lots of us aspire to, especially in the summer months.  Having a party at home is a great way to get friends and family together especially when the people you know have children.  So that you can get your house ready for your next celebration, I have got some awesome tips to get your home party ready this season:

Party Lanterns

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The quickest, simplest and often cheapest way to add some party atmosphere to you home is to invest in some party lanterns.  Deck your home and garden with strings of lights to create a soft look for a relaxed party atmosphere.  If your party has a theme, you can often get lights that will compliment the mood and add some extra decoration to the party rooms.  Lights are a great way to add a little colour and flamboyance to the atmosphere, and often make a great talking point too.

Upgrade Your Home With Patio Doors

When you are thinking about the type of improvements you want to make to your home, the best place to start is to think about your lifestyle.  If you are a family who enjoy having parties at home, whether it’s for children’s birthdays or special occasions then adding some biofolding patio doors  can really compliment the home. Creating easy access between the garden and the inside of the home means extra space for get together’s and instantly creates a place for the kids to play while the adults relax in quieter surroundings. It is recommended that your patio doors are double glazed so that not as much heat is let out of your house in the winter. Window Replacement Atlanta is a great place to have your double glazed windows ordered and fitted by!

Build a BBQ

Garden party

Nothing quite says summer party like a BBQ these days, and if you build one in your garden you can be sure that your home is always ready for an impromptu get together.  They are an excellent addition to any home for those long summer days and balmy evenings and your summer BBQ’s will soon become a memorable event among friends and family.

Make a Party Plan For Your Home

If you enjoy house parties, then my guess is that you enjoy organising them too.  Here are a few tips that can make all the difference to your party preparations so that everything goes off smoothly.  Firstly, take a walk around your home and make a note of where people are going to put there coats and bags, as there is nothing worse than being caught short when people arrive.

Birthday house decorations

Also, think about any spaces that you want decluttered before your party, and make some time to give the house a good clean.  If your guests are bringing bottles or food to the party, make a note of where these will go before they arrive.  Having drinks and desserts piling up at the front door can soon add chaos to the party atmosphere.  All that decluttering can quickly be undone without an effective party plan in place.

You might also want to set a few ground rules, just to make sure everything runs smoothly.  It doesn’t have to be anything military, but if the kids bedrooms are out of bounds or your are not using the dining room during the party, it night just be worth mentioning this as the guests arrive.

Are you having a party at home this season?  What improvements would you make to your house so you could have guests more often?

Zena's Suitcase
Zena's Suitcase

Zena Goldman is a UK based travel, family & lifestyle blogger who left her 9-5 job behind in the not-for-profit sector to follow her creative dreams and enjoy a more flexible family life. She began writing Zena’s Suitcase in 2011 and shares the holidays and adventures she goes on with (and without) her 2 young daughters. She wishes her son would join them more often but he’s carving out his own dreams now and enjoying university life.

Since beginning Zena’s Suitcase she has worked with a number of brands and also has a regular monthly feature in the ASDA Good Living Magazine feature, ‘Ask The Expert’ where she shares helpful parenting tips. In 2018 she was also a finalist in the prestigious BIBs Awards for Social Media.

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  1. July 25, 2017 / 9:12 pm

    We’ve got a lot of lighting in the pergola at the back of the garden. It’s amazing sitting out there with family and friends chatting away.

  2. Kim
    July 26, 2017 / 2:37 am

    All of these ideas are too cute! I love party at our house, and I never really feel burdened or stressed because the whole process of planning and preparing gives me such a great amount of joy.

  3. July 26, 2017 / 9:54 am

    We’ve got party lanterns hanging in one of our trees and I love seeing them coming on at night. We also have a BBQ en-route to our new house so hope to start entertaining in our new place soon!

  4. Kayleigh Watkins
    July 26, 2017 / 11:41 am

    Some lovely tips, we usually have bbqs to socialise, we are in a two bedroom maisonette with five of us so its a bit cramped for socialising indoors xxx

  5. July 26, 2017 / 10:47 pm

    Aw I think that lanterns is such a lovely way of making a house fit for social gatherings. I like the idea of building up a BBQ as well x
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  6. MARGARET gallagher
    July 28, 2017 / 1:14 pm

    I’m not personally – but my sister is for her daughter -lighting and outdoor seating as well as facilities in case it rains

  7. Ashleigh Allan
    July 29, 2017 / 6:18 am

    We are. I would love to have a built in barbeque

  8. Samantha O'D
    July 30, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    Some great tips, we have just bought out own place, the list of things we want to do is endless

  9. Jeanette Leighton
    August 3, 2017 / 12:11 pm

    Not to worried about doing my house up for socialising I tend to go to others houses ?

  10. Amelia
    August 7, 2017 / 3:42 pm

    Great ideas, I can’t wait to start planning some parties!

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