Top Tips for Hosting Holiday Gatherings in Your Apartment Home

Group of cheerful young people enjoying food and drinks while spending nice time in comfortable chairs on the kitchen together

Even though it is one of the most exciting times of the year, hosting during the holiday season can be challenging and stressful in any situation. It is important to be prepared for what lies ahead, especially in an apartment home where space to host more than a few guests can be limited. To ensure you have a successful holiday gathering in your Arcadia Run apartment home, get your chef’s hat on and take a look at some of our most helpful tips for getting the gang together to celebrate this season!


Adjust as necessary

It is probably hard to imagine hosting a holiday gathering, large dinner party, or even a small wine tasting in your apartment home with limited square footage. To make your space seem larger, change around your setup temporarily to fit an extra-long table, a few different hors d’oeuvres stations, or an empty room for dancing. If you realize you need additional seating or supplies last minute, call up your neighbor-turned-friend and ask to borrow some in exchange for holiday baked goods.


Use your imagination

Sturdy boxes, floor pillows, and end tables can be chairs too you know! Getting creative with your resources is a great way to save some money and also get an A+ for originality. If you don’t have a tablecloth big enough for the monstrous dining table you set up across the entire room, overlay a few different ones for a patchwork effect. Looking for some cool centerpieces but don’t want to put in the cash? Buy a few decorative items from the dollar store and spray paint them gold!


Make the food prep easy on yourself

Preparing food and snacks ahead of time will make your holiday gathering much easier on everyone in attendance, specifically you and your roommates. Find dishes, appetizers, and beverages that you can prepare ahead of time and take straight out of the fridge or warm up in the oven before the party. Our upgraded kitchens in every Arcadia Run apartment home allow a ton of space to get everything ready with ease. The point of hosting an event is to enjoy the company of people who you care about, not to enjoy the company of your oven!


Do your best to let loose

There is nothing worse than attending a holiday gathering and feeling like a nuisance rather than a welcomed guest. If you are the host, try to keep your cool, and if you prepare for the event ahead of time, this won’t be a problem! Don’t let little snags get you down and make sure to leave all of the clean-up for the next day – after all, you deserve it for throwing an amazing party!


Head on over to our Pinterest page for more tips and tricks or visit our website to find the perfect apartment home for entertaining this year!

Host a Rockin’ NYE At Your Arcadia Run Apartment Home

Hosting people for the holidays can be stressful, but New Years Eve is one of the most fun nights of the year! It is a time to celebrate the year that has just gone by and look forward to the year ahead. There is no better place to ring in the New Year than your Arcadia Run apartment home! If you’re planning to host a New Years Eve party this year, check out some of our tips for hosting the most rockin’ party ever!

Stock Up          

When hosting a New Years Eve party, it’s always good to be prepared! Make sure you have enough drink ware and food for everyone, plus extras in case a few people show up who originally couldn’t make it. Our spacious kitchens offer plenty of space for food and drinks, especially some celebratory champagne!

Clean Up

Tidy up the areas where most people will be congregating, such as the kitchen and the living room. Set aside a room or a closet to hold everyone’s coats, as it’s sure to be chilly out. In addition, make sure you have plenty of trash bags on hand for cleaning up after everyone leaves.


If your apartment home is still decorated from the holidays, then you won’t have to spend too much time on decorating! To add some New Years Eve sparkle, just light a few candles or add some gold and silver accents. Ask friends to bring some noisemakers or even balloons!


There are many television programs and movies to watch on New Years Eve, but you won’t want to spend the whole evening staring at the TV. Ask everyone to recount his or her favorite memory from the previous year, or what his or her funniest New Years Eve story is. If people are not into making New Years resolutions, ask them one place they want to travel to in 2017. Before you know it, it will be time to watch the ball drop!

Whether or not you make any 2017 resolutions, the New Year is a great time to finally make the move to Arcadia Run! Contact us today to learn how you can move into a new apartment home in the New Year.