Toronto is still is the midst of a condo boom and buyers all over are scooping them up faster than they can be built, quite literally. Although condo living may have its downsides i.e. less space and no backyard - it has many perks that do appeal to people such as downtown city living and close proximity to all amenities 24/7.
After you take possession of your condo chances are you’ll have plenty of eager visitors waiting for that ‘condo warming party’.
Since Aura Effect is no stranger to throwing parties we’re offering up some tips and tricks on how to best use your small space to throw a big condo jam.
UTILIZE YOUR SPACE
We know you’ll go on a cleaning binge before the party day to ensure your new home is ready for viewing but have you thought about the party layout?
For instance, clear your counter space of any toasters, unused glasses etc. to free up counter space for food and cocktails.
Stash any breakables in a closet to ensure your precious items are kept safe in case the party takes a wild turn.
Designate one room for shoes, jackets etc.
SECOND SPACES -PARTY ROOMS/ ROOFTOP TERRACE
Most condo’s have party rooms or roof top terraces available for resident’s use. In some cases you may be required to pay a nominal fee or a security deposit. Either way this is a great ‘second space’ for your soiree.
Invite your guests upstairs to view your new digs, designate a room specifically for jackets, purses etc. and then have the main gathering in the condo party room or terrace. Not only will your guests be able to view more of where you live, it’ll allow for more socializing and space for party games such as flip cup, beer pong and adult filled piñata’s. Plus – your condo will stay clean!
Glow decor is all the rage these days and not to mention, completely instagram worthy so think about incorporating some into your event.
In some more expensive and elaborate condos they have rental suites available to residents of the condo specifically for out of town guests that may be visiting but are not able to stay in your condo unit. These definitely require a nightly rental fee but are well worth it when it comes to your guests comfort. If your condo doesn’t offer rental suites we suggest compiling a list of moderately priced, nearby hotels for guests to choose from.
This thoughtful gesture will most definitely be appreciated by your guests and will allow party goers to get a little loose and have some drinks if they desire without having to worry about driving home or spending money on an Uber.
Other helpful tips include keeping a strict guest list so as not to overcrowd your space, politely informing your neighbours of your get together the day before and securing some extra parking passes for your guests to eliminate the nightmare of finding parking downtown. If your condo doesn’t allow guest parking passes send out a map that pin points parking lots near your condo.
Condo living may be a bit cramped at times but can also have big benefits. It’s all about perspective.
Party on Toronto!