10 MIN­UTES PER­FECT TO… PARTY-HOST­ING

Look (UK) - - HEY BUSY GIRL! -

Now the nights are draw­ing in, go­ing out is less ap­peal­ing than snug­gling up in front of the telly – but by throw­ing a party you get the best of both worlds. Here’s how to keep every­one happy…

1 Ask Every­one To Get In­volved you can’t ex­pect to stock up on booze like your lo­cal offie – it’ll cost you a for­tune. in­stead ask peo­ple to clear out their cup­boards and try mak­ing a punch. put it on the FB group, pronto.

2 Plan Ahead turn the ther­mo­stat down (a group pro­duces a lot of body heat and you don’t want a sweaty do) and cook dishes that can all be sorted in ad­vance, then leave an in­stant cam­era out for those missed mo­ments.

3 Think About Flow peo­ple al­ways head straight to the food and drink, so clear the path for them to do that and think about where peo­ple might group. Move fur­ni­ture against the walls and don’t leave too many seats out – it makes for a very dull do.

4 Ig­nore The Mess there’s noth­ing more ir­ri­tat­ing than fol­low­ing your guests round armed with a cloth to mop up ac­ci­den­tal spillages. clear your place of any­thing break­able and lock it away. For­get about it and arm your­self with bin bags for the big clean the next day.

‘I’m just go­ing to keep my floor like this all the time’

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