Posts Tagged: party

How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment
How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

How to Host a New Year’s Gathering in Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
As New Year’s Eve approaches, you might be wondering how you can properly celebrate. If you’re the entertaining type, you might be considering hosting a gathering in your apartment (or at least a smaller event for some close friends before heading to the night’s big blowout). You’re probably confident your gathering will be fun, but…
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…
Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger
Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger

Sam’s Grilling 101 – The Perfect Hamburger

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Get ready for the 4th of July BBQ. Here are a few simple tips and tactics that take your burgers, and whatever else you throw on the grill, to the next level!  No more bland, burned or over-cooked foods when you follow these basic rules. Have the right tools. You don’t need very many tools to…
How to Have a Low-Key and Affordable New Year’s Eve at Your Apartment
How to Have a Low-Key and Affordable New Year’s Eve at Your Apartment

How to Have a Low-Key and Affordable New Year’s Eve at Your Apartment

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
The holidays are a wonderful time of the year, where you can spend time away from work and more time with friends and family, or just relax on the couch watching TV and cuddling a seasonal popcorn tin. After White Elephant gift exchanges, holiday parties, and shopping for gifts, you may feel a tad low…
How to Throw A Fantastic Party (Without Risking Eviction)
How to Throw A Fantastic Party (Without Risking Eviction)

How to Throw A Fantastic Party (Without Risking Eviction)

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Come summertime, the mind turns to certain Hollywood-crafted daydreams. Leisurely picnic brunches by the lake. Long naps in hammocks. Tall, glistening glasses of lemonade. Pulsing house parties that gather momentum and last long past intended ending time. Those first three don’t have much to do with apartments, but let’s talk about the last one. Is…
Make This Hummus/Potato Salad for Your Next Potluck Party
Make This Hummus/Potato Salad for Your Next Potluck Party

Make This Hummus/Potato Salad for Your Next Potluck Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
Our food blogger and CIA student Sam shows how to put to use your new kitchen equipment and stocked pantry and throw a potluck dinner party. HUMMUS, POTATO AND ZUCCHINI SALAD by Sam             A potluck dinner is a great way for friends to get together and have an affordable, home-cooked meal. Often there are a wide variety of dishes served, and…
How to Throw a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party
How to Throw a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party

How to Throw a Last Minute New Year’s Eve Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
If you’ve recently moved into a new place, there’s no better way to make a place feel lived in than by having a gather/party/what have you.  Sure, it means wet entryways (at least if you live in the Northeast!) but it also means adding warmth and friends to what may feel like an unfamiliar abode.…
Easy First Apartment Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party
Easy First Apartment Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

Easy First Apartment Last-Minute Thanksgiving Dinner Party

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
First Thanksgiving away from home and the budget does not allow you to go “over the river and through the woods” to grandma’s house.  Instead of getting depressed and crying into your sushi  dinner after a lonely movie, throw your own Thanksgiving dinner party and hardly dip into your personal finances.  The menu planning is…
Kelly M’s housewarming party and gift ideas
Kelly M’s housewarming party and gift ideas

Kelly M’s housewarming party and gift ideas

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
You’ve spent weeks poring over ads for apartments. You’ve hiked all over the city to meet up with shady broker after shady broker. You’ve spotted your brother and his friends while they moved your stuff into a fifth-floor walkup, and you’ve given them enough kickback cash to throw parties for a month. So don’t you…
How to throw a bangin’ housewarming bash
How to throw a bangin’ housewarming bash

How to throw a bangin’ housewarming bash

  |   By AuthorMy First Apartment
1) E-mail as many of your closest friends as you can fit comfortably in your digs. Ask them to let you know how many guests they will be bringing. 2) Remove all breakables from the rooms in which you’ll be hosting guests. If you live in a studio, put anything fragile in your kitchen cupboards,…