Get ready to reconsider every party you haven’t had in your tiny one-bedroom apartment. You may have believed it impossible to throw a party in your small space, but we are here to prove you wrong—and just in time for Saint Patty’s Day. Here’s how you can throw a grand St. Patty’s Day party in your apartment:
If you’re planning on throwing any kind of party in a small space, the first thing you’re going to want to do is to clean up. But this doesn’t just mean tossing all your dirty clothes in the hamper. Chances are, if you’re living in a tiny apartment, you don’t have a ton of room to entertain. Move some furniture around, and even remove some, if possible, to open up some space for your guests. You could even put some of your things into storage, temporarily, with UrBin Storage . If you don’t have a ton of seating available, create some with pillows.
Preventing clutter is just as important as eliminating it. Have a room or closet designated for your guest’s personal belongings, and try to choose snacks that create less mess (think finger-foods, rather than fork-and-knife foods.)
Décor: Keep it Simple
You might be tempted to deck out your home in festive green everything, but you should consider pumping the brakes before you purchase all of those dollar store streamers. If you fill your home with too many glaring decorations, the space might feel cluttered and cramped. Try using a few subtle statement pieces instead: a bouquet of green flowers, some scattered green candles, or these adorable green mason jars. String lights are a great way to create mood lighting.
Set up a serving station on your coffee table so all of your snacks and beverages are in one place. Opt for simple foods that won’t create a lot of mess, and be sure to provide plenty of napkins and paper plates so your guests aren’t dropping crumbs while they’re snacking. Skip the 7-layer bean dip and make something bite-sized. Try these easy baked ham and cheese rollups, or these tasty-looking smoked salmon and cream cheese cucumber bites (think green!).
Rather than providing multiple bottles for guests to mix their own drinks, which can take up a lot of space, consider making some festive cocktails ahead of time. Here are some recipes you can try:
Plan Some St. Patty’s Fun
All of that party-planning can be stressful. Don’t forget to have fun with your guests! Plan some activities, but keep it simple. Cards Against Humanity is always a great way to get people cracking up. Or you could try one of these quirky games—one of them involves secretly putting stickers on other guests without them noticing. For holiday-inspired fun set up an Irish scavenger hunt with gold coins and packs of skittles as the prizes.
The options are endless, even if your tiny space!