Event planning can be stressful, but it can also be a lot of fun. If the venue for the event you are trying to plan happens to be your own home, this can add even more complications to your planning process. There are some important things to remember for any type of event, and things you should know if you decide to hold one at your home.
Here are 4 tips for planning an event at your home.
Depending on the level of professionalism your event needs to have as well as how many people will be in attendance, renovations may be necessary if you plan to hold the event at your home. If you decide that this is the case, you will want to be sure that the event is far enough away that there is time for the necessary renovations. If you can confirm this, renovating your bathroom may be the first order of business.
It’s important for any bathroom that event guests will have access to be wheelchair accessible and easy to access for anyone. Simple renovations can be made to add a ramp, remove stairs, or widen a door. Ask your local contractor if they can help and if your timeline is realistic. If not, you may want to reconsider using your home as the venue for your event.
Keep Family In The Loop
Keeping your family members, as well as anyone else who lives in your home or visits often, in the loop is extremely important even if the event you are planning to hold at your home is quite small. Make sure everyone is comfortable with strangers being in the home, or the possible noise the event may cause, especially if the event is scheduled at night.
Have A Hard Out
Especially in residential areas, it’s a good idea to have a hard out for event guests. This also ties in with keeping other members of your household in the loop. If you don’t want any noise after 11pm for example, have the end of your event stated as 10pm and start trying to get everyone out around then, don’t serve more drinks after that point, etc.
It’s uncomfortable to talk about because you don’t ever want to believe that anyone you have invited to one of your events could be a thief, but stealing is so common, especially in residential homes. Before your event, it’s smart to hide valuables such as cash and jewelry so that it is not in plain sight, in case any unsavory characters do happen to end up in attendance.
Event planning is super stressful, and more so once you add your home into the mix, but once it’s done and the event is over, you will not only be proud of yourself but will also see your home in a whole new light!