Just because you live in a small space home or apartment doesn’t mean that you can’t entertain. There are all kinds of inventive ways to entertain big in a small space. I’ve found ten great ideas to share with you.
1. Utilize Bar Carts
Bar carts have made a big come back. You can arrange everything necessary for serving drinks on the shelves of a bar cart. You could also serve food from a bar cart.
The rolling bar cart can also be pushed from room to room, making it very versatile.
2. Make It About The Hor d’oeuvres
You don’t necessarily have to serve a full meal when you entertain. It is far easier to create mini meals with hor d’oeuvres. A little bit of everything means there’s a lot to choose from for picky eaters.
3. Clear Off Your Shelves
You can use existing shelf space for your party. Clear the shelves off and use this space for food or drinks, candles or decor.
4. Serve Your Meal Buffet Style
Buffet style parties mean that guests can walk around with their food or drinks and mingle. This way you don’t necessarily have to provide formal seating around a table. Your friends can sit when they find an available space and wander around during the rest of the party.
5. Scatter Pillows On The Floor For Extra Seating
Big pillows can be tossed on the floor for casual seating. Corral them in large baskets or in a hall closet.
6. Get Creative With Beverages
A potting bench can serve as a beverage bar for party guests. You can use this indoors or outdoors. The container inside can be used for ice storage.
You could also serve food on your potting bench.
I have a potting bench much like this and can see how this would be a great way to organize and serve beverages for a gathering.
7. Rock Your Slow Cooker
Mulled wine can be prepared and served from a slow cooker. Here are nine recipes for cocktails you can make in a slow cooker to serve at your next event.
8. Take The Party Outside
If you live in an area with moderate winter weather conditions, dine outdoors.
String lights across the table to illuminate the evening while at the same time creating a cozy and warm ambiance for your guests.
9. Use Tiered Trays For Serving
Go vertical and use tiered trays for food. Tiered trays can hold a lot more food than plates and trays.
10. Make DIY Ice Buckets
These DIY ice buckets are simple 2 liter plastic soda bottles that have been cut down to size. Drop sliced fruit into the water and it becomes visually appealing for a party atmosphere. Click here for instructions.