Tips for planning a party of 25 people at home
December 1, 2006 6:56 AM Subscribe
I want to throw my first major party and I need tips on fitting 25+ people into an apartment.
posted by madman to home & garden (19 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm usually a private person. I don't throw parties. I've only done one such event and in my life that was just 6 people invited.
Anyway, I want to fight the blues over turning 31 yesterday and lots of people are clamouring for a party. I've decided to give in and do one. I'd like to enlist your help in making sure things don't screw up.
I made a potential guest list and so far it's come to 27 friends. Even assuming a few don't come, that's still close to 25 people. So... how best should I manage this? I only have seating capacity (chairs/sofa) for about 12 people. That leaves half the people standing.
What I have: a 3-bedroom apartment that's got a living room/dining room combined area of about 450 sq. feet. I also have a balcony that's about 100 sq ft. right outside the living room (I live on the 3rd floor). I don't want to use any of the bedrooms for entertaining, though I suppose I could use the one next to the living room in a serious pinch.
And any other tips for an event like this? I manage stuff like this professionally in my restaurant but there I've got lot of seating space and staff to help out.