10 MINUTES PERFECT TO… PARTY-HOSTING
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’