Step 4: When it comes to decorating, really have fun with it. Take advantage of your petite space! Less decorations to buy and hang! I completely covered the apartment in streamers and balloons last month for a birthday and it only took me 20 minutes to hang them all. 2,000 square-footers can’t say that, now can they? I also love a bodega flower arrangement -- budget friendly and smells fabulous.
Step 5: Get a cake. Or cupcakes. Even if it isn’t a birthday. Cakes are always fun and you don’t need a reason to have one. Happy Friday cake! Congrats on making it through another week cupcake!
Step 6: Wooden cutlery and paper plates are fine. You don’t need to go out and buy a whole new dining set. I recommend getting something from an eco-friendly brand that is recyclable. You don’t need to spend your whole Sunday doing dishes, that’s not very “hostess with the mostess.”
Finally, and maybe this is just a note to me, I would recommend you take a deep breath. People don’t actually care if the fringe on your rug is combed out. They want to have a good time and maybe create some memories. So put down the lint roller, pour yourself a glass of your favorite beverage, and answer the door.
P.S.: You don’t have to serve people the whole time. You should actually enjoy having people over. They know how to put food on a plate. If you’re serving alcohol, you can make a fun punch or something premixed so all your guests will have to do is pour.