Posts Tagged: guests

How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment
How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment

How to Host a Holiday Dinner in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the joys of living alone is, well, being alone. You get to choose when to have people over, and all your living space is just yours, nobody else’s. So when you’re having a bunch of people over for a holiday dinner in your apartment, preparing for the big night can feel a bit…
How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment
How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment

How to Host Thanksgiving in Your First Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
It’s always nice to have a few friends swing by your apartment for a relaxing hang, especially when you live alone. Having a big group of friends over, though, can present challenges. You might feel even more stressed if you’re having family over, and with Thanksgiving just around the corner, you might find yourself in…
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar
How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

How To Assemble Your First At-Home Bar

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
A bar is an exciting way to entertain friends and family while keeping your liquor and barware organized. It lets you have a drink or two at home much more cheaply than if you went out for one. However, putting together an at-home bar might take some work to assemble. To save you time and…
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In
4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

4 Things to Clean Before Guests Walk In

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Throughout the year, guests will come and go from your apartment. From stopping by to say “Hi!” on their way to the store, to coming over for a movie night, to welcoming out-of-towners to stay with you, having your own apartment makes drop-ins a lot of fun. No matter how long your guests are staying,…
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101
Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

Hosting a Clothing Swap Party 101

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The last time I heard about a clothing swap party was when I read Teen People magazine in middle school. Turns out, this is a practical and fun way to get friends together. We all live in a world of excess these days. The media manages to convince us that we need another fringe top…
How To Be A Great Apartment Host
How To Be A Great Apartment Host

How To Be A Great Apartment Host

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
There are a few tried and true methods to being a great apartment host when you have friends join you in your apartment. Check out these quick and easy tips to ensure your friends have a great experience in your apartment and love to visit you! Prep and clean up No one wants to spend…
Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests
Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests

Avoiding Over-Staying Houseguests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
One of the most fun things about having your own apartment is being able to invite friends and family to stay for the weekend to spend time together. However, it’s important to have a solid plan (and mutual understanding!) for how long guests are welcome to stay with you. Opening your apartment to a friend who…
5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests
5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

5 Questions To Ask Before You Offer To Host Guests

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If this is your first big holiday season in your first apartment, you’re in for a treat! If family and friends live nearby, they’ll likely want to come check it out, whether for a quick tour, for dinner, or game night! If family and friends plan on traveling in for the holiday, you may be in a…
Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors
Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

Four’s a Party, Five’s a Crowd: Setting Rules on Visitors

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
When you live in a shared space, how do you decide on a fair guest policy? Some people love a crowd, they truly believe in the more the merrier, and are happy with friends passed out on every square foot of their apartment on a regular basis. Others prefer personal space and would rather check…