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Planning to host a holiday gathering or two this season? If you’d like to avoid the stress that often accompanies gathering guests, rest assured that a little bit of preparation goes a long way. The tips we share here will make hosting a breeze and ensure a great experience for guests.

Throw an Intimate Gathering  

The holiday season is packed with parties and social events, so don’t hesitate to keep the guest list short. Small, intimate gatherings tend to be more fun for all involved, and a laid back party typically invites engaging conversation and a truly memorable experience. Additionally, limiting the guest list cuts down on expenses and cleaning time.

Send Invitations Early

When it comes to entertaining in a small space, planning ahead is key to a pleasant evening. The holiday season often gets hectic, so make it a priority to send out invitations early. Online invitations are a convenient option, as you’ll have the ability to send reminders if the RSVPs are slow to roll in. If you’re able to finalize the guest list in advance, you’ll have plenty of time to plan your budget and finish shopping with time to spare.

Keep the Décor Minimal

To help your condo appear and feel more spacious, consider keeping décor to a minimum. Guests are attending to enjoy your company, so don’t feel like you need to deck your home with elaborate decorations. A few tastefully placed candles, a wreath on the front door, and lights adorning the balcony are simple options to brighten up the space but won’t get in the way of the partygoers.

Offer Refreshments in Multiple Areas

To keep your condo cool and encourage a natural flow of movement throughout your home, break up the refreshment tables into several different areas. For example, consider setting up finger foods and other snacks in the dining room, and place a tray of desserts on the coffee table in the living room.

Entertaining for the holidaysdoesn’t have to be difficult. These tips will help any host feel well prepared and stress-free, so be sure to try them out this year. If you’re on the search for a new condo to call home, The Flats at VillaRosso is a must-see. Our new community offers open floor plans and luxury touches, and we’re conveniently located in the Denver Tech Centerwith easy accessibility to the Light Rail. Availability is limited, so please reach out to our team if you’d like to learn more about becoming a resident. Bonus: if you sign a contract on or before December 31, 2018, you’ll receive a complimentary 36” stainless steel KitchenAid refrigerator!