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How to Entertain Friends in Your New Apartment

You may believe that hosting and entertaining friends involves too much to do. If you’re looking to meet more frequently with your loved ones, but dread the work it entails, don’t worry! Check out our tips for a great gathering and even some food and lunch ideas for the evening.

Snack & Lunch Ideas for Entertaining Friends

Expecting friends and unsure what to cook? If you don’t have the time to fit the cooking of a whole home-cooked meal for a group into your schedule, you can always outsource this. Invite them over for a night of wine and pizza, or takeout. People will rarely complain and it’ll be fun to choose a restaurant you all like!

If you definitely want a home-cooked meal for your friends and family, but can’t really make it by yourself, you can always turn the cooking into the entertainment and share the load. Invite your loved ones over to bake something in your oven or take it a step further and organize a day outdoors with a cookout. Light up your grill in your courtyard, rooftop, or any space available in your apartment complex, and get ready for some fun.

How Do I Entertain My Friends at Home?

The first step of entertaining friends or family is making sure your space is presentable. Try creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. Check out our tips on how to make your new apartment feel like home. Music playing softly in the background is a great way to create a harmonious atmosphere.

Remember that entertaining friends in your home is not always about carefully planned soirees, it’s about spending quality time with your loved ones. Having guests over doesn’t mean you have to bring out all of the party etiquette rules or even serve the best food. Embrace spontaneous fun! If you have a spur-of-the-moment idea for a get-together with board games or a casual cookout, go with it!

Apartments for Rent in West Seattle Perfect for Entertaining

The ample and welcoming interiors of our luxury apartments in West Seattle offer the perfect space for entertaining friends and family! The rooftop lounge with grilling station is a great spot to host guests for lunch and with the Whole Foods downstairs, you’ll always have access to fresh groceries to offer them and create an amazing evening with your friends.