Here at VIBE, we’re all about relationships - from family (did you know our co-founders, Rob and Steve, are brothers?!), to friendships, and everything in between. We know relationships thrive when they are given attention and time and the best way to do both is to invite some people over for a fun event! In fact, we love events so much that we created our Lounge space specifically for hosting. But, just because you don’t have a dedicated event space in your home doesn’t mean you can’t have your favorite people over. We put together a few of our best hosting tips to help you, and your space, shine when you throw your next get together.
Set an intention for your gathering. Why are you getting together? Is it to celebrate someone or a specific holiday? There’s no right or wrong answer, but knowing your intention will allow you to make decisions that will make your guests feel cared for and comfortable.
Get creative, especially if you have a small space. Fill your sink with ice and cold drinks instead of making space for a cooler, and think about different spots you could set out snacks - a coffee table, side table or even throwing a tablecloth on an ottoman will all work.
Create a signature cocktail or two instead of trying to stock a full bar. This is a fun conversation starter as guests mix their drinks and you can tailor the mix to the season or event.
Put the food where you want people to be. This is all about your space, but if you don’t want people lingering in the kitchen, make sure the snacks are out in the living area. Alternatively, if you have a great, open kitchen, all the better! Put out a few platters and let people mingle.
And, our best tip: don’t overthink it! The people in your life will love being invited into your space, and the heart of any great event is the relationships in the room. People really just like to be together and they are definitely not going to be staring at your dusty baseboards, so, relax, sip that signature cocktail and enjoy your own party!
Make sure you keep an eye on our events page for any upcoming goings on at VIBE and we hope to see you in our space soon.