By Miss Martini
I have found that good options for party locations can often come through acquaintances if they are not already right under your nose. Private member clubs are usually very flexible about lending the use of space to one of their members for an evening, they usually have all kinds of party rooms and they are not as strict as they have been in the past, and besides it is still a business. You can also investigate party rooms of condominium buildings again it is usually necessary for a resident of the building to secure the space, but they usually only require a small damage deposit and that the room is left in the condition that you found it. If you live near a body of water you can rent a boat which really works as a great little escape from the day to day. Your house or backyard also makes a great venu, you just have to be willing to do some re-arranging and decorating: there are also some amazing tent companies that will come in a transform your backyard into a party space. Don’t be afraid to roll up carpets, send pets to a friends place and rent some chairs so that people have a place to sit.
If you hire a service like Miss Martini or a caterer to take care of drinks, you can relax a little more because this way there are professionals present who can let one of your guests know discreetly that they have had enough to drink, and take measures to sober them up and keep them happy by making them a “mock-tail” (a mixed drink without alcohol, believe me, they won’t even know the difference). As a host it is your responsibility to take care of your guests, stay sober, but have a lot of fun so that come Monday morning your inbox will be full of compliments.
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