Having family and friends over should be a fun experience. Between cooking, cleaning and getting the family ready, however, hosting a party can get stressful fast! Whether it’s a family get-together or a full-blown dinner party, it IS possible to host a stress free party. Follow these 7 simple tips and your home will be ready for the party in 30 minutes or less!
Host a Stress Free Party in 7 Steps!
1. Clean the Kitchen
Guests love to hang out in the kitchen, so make sure it’s a clean and inviting place to be!
Things to Do: Load the dishwasher and give the counters a quick wipe down before guests arrive.
2. Clean the Bathroom
Another place to focus your cleaning efforts is the bathroom.
Things to Do: Clean the toilet, wipe down counters, place personal products in the cabinet, and set out clean hand towels.
3. Stock up on Paper
Make sure guests are comfortable by keeping a well-stocked supply of paper products available. Nothing is worse then finding an empty toilet paper roll when your at a friend’s house!
Things to Do: Make sure toilet paper is fully stocked with extra rolls within reach and set out boxes of Kleenex.
Smart Shopping Tip: Head to Walmart or Walmart.com for all your paper needs. The convenience and savings is unbeatable! Plus right now, Ibotta is offering cashback on your favorite paper products including:
Kleenex: $1.50 off bundle packs
Kleenex: $.50 off single packs
Scott: $1 – off the 4 count pack or larger (now until 11/29).
Viva: $1 – off paper towel packs, 6 count or larger.
Cottonelle: $1 off toilet paper, 6 ct. pack or larger.
4. Vacuum/Sweep Strategically
Vacuum or sweep the floors in high traffic areas where guests are most likely to be.
Things to Do: Vacuum or sweep the living room, bathroom and kitchen.
5. Light Some Candles
Lighting a few candles is a simple way to create a cozy, inviting atmosphere.
Things to Do: Light 2 – 3 candles in the room your company will be spending the most time.
6. Dim the Lights
Along with lighting candles, lowering the lights helps to create the right atmosphere. Bones – dimming the lights helps hide any areas that didn’t get a thorough cleaning!
Things to Do: Dim the lights to create a warm, inviting space for your guests!
7. Crank the Tunes – Softly
Finally, turn on some soft music and relax. Your home is ready for your guests!
Final Tip for a Stress Free Party
Hosting a party can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be. These 7 steps will help get your home ready fast!
My final time (and stress) saving tip is to order your party supplies (like paper products and groceries) online and have them delivered to your house. I do this with my groceries every week, and it is amazing!
Simply grab your phone and go to Walmart.com, order what you need, and your party supplies will be delivered to your doorstep in 2 days! It makes shopping so much simpler.
This is me sitting in my backyard enjoying the sunshine (it’s still 80 degrees here!) and stocking up on paper products for my holiday guests! I love it!
Two days later, there is a knock at the door and my party supplies have arrived! It is SO nice not having to go to the store – I have more time to perfect my menu!
Do you ever shop for groceries and household supplies online? If not, you absolutely must! Especially with kids, it will make your life so much easier. Head to Walmart.com and give it a try.
I hope these ideas help you host a stress free party! Before you go, grab the free party checklist below ↓