Whoever says you need a large space to have a fun party with your friends is in for a surprise. The trick to throwing an epic Halloween party in your cozy apartment is all about optimizing your place in brilliant ways. Don’t get overwhelmed thinking about entertaining in an apartment—embrace it! Grab your costume and get ready to be the host this fall season. Here are a few Halloween party hacks when you live in a small apartment.
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Set the mood
No Halloween party is complete without decorations. No matter the size of the rooms you’re working with, simple decorations go a long way and can still have a big impact on the overall vibe of your party. Here are a few small space Halloween party decorating ideas to try, all available on Amazon:
- These cute bats that hang on the walls
- Decorate your door. This door cover is cheap and cute!
- Swap your couch throw pillows with some Halloween-themed pillow covers
- Hang some fun string lights
- Add balloons and streamers to the mix
None of these ideas take up much, if any, space, which makes them perfect for living arrangements on the smaller side. You can make decorating even more minimal by only incorporating Halloween plates, napkins, cups and utensils.
The only furniture you really for your party are a few comfortable spots for guests to sit and places to set down drinks or food. Move all other furniture and clutter out of your main living area to maximize your space. Rearrange your furniture in a way that makes it easy for people to move around or camp out and strike up conversation. If you have a patio or balcony, open that up to extend your space. This will give people the chance to hang out in more than one area.
Like any party, the people in attendance are what truly makes for a fun time. Since you’re not working with a lot of space to begin with, keep your guest list short and sweet to help the party not feel overly-crowded. Of course, you don’t want to offend anyone, but you also don’t need to invite every neighbor or acquaintance either. No worries, there will be more than enough Halloween parties to go around.
Food and drinks
When you’re throwing a party, you don’t want to take up your time cooking while people are present. As much as you can, have everything prepared before people arrive so you can focus your attention on the party. This also helps as you won’t be taking up valuable kitchen space while the party is going on. It’s worth noting that people tend to congregate around food and drinks, so try to have several snack spreads in your apartment rather than just one large central one. Put food and drink items on your breakfast bar, kitchen table and coffee table to break things up.
Be aware of the temperature
A large group of people can heat up a room surprisingly fast, especially when some of these people are dressed in elaborate costumes. It’s important to pay attention to the temperature in your apartment to keep everyone comfortable. Have a fan running, set your air conditioner a little bit higher than usual or open windows.
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