Although the primary function of the kitchen is to provide a place in which we can cook, eat and store food, it has also become a place to socialise. It is true that parties and social gatherings often take place in other rooms in the home such as the lounge or dining room, but it is likely that one of the first places you show your guests into is the kitchen. It is the ultimate place to create a great pre-party atmosphere, so whether you are having a few drinks before a night out or a full-blown house party, there are several things you can include in your kitchen to make it the perfect place to host a party.
Of course, the kitchen is the part of the home where you expect to find food. So as your guests enter the room, what could be more inviting to them than an array of tasty snacks to feast upon whilst you gather their coats and pour them a drink? There are several kinds of food that wold be appropriate for this kind of occasion; for example crisps, nuts or chocolates. Get a few of their favourites in stock and you’ll surely get top marks on your hosting skills. You could even go a bit further and make your own!
When hosting a party, unless you are blessed with the presence of a bar in your home, the alcohol is bound to be stored in the kitchen. Rather than letting bottles and cans take over all the empty space, a good idea might be to buy a decanter; that way whiskey, wine, cocktails or whatever else you choose to serve can be poured easily into your guest’s glasses and your kitchen will look less cluttered. There’s something stylish about a decanter as well, having one on display will give your kitchen quite the professional look.
A breakfast bar is not just somewhere for you to sit when you eat the most important meal of the day, it also provides room to place the snacks and drinks necessary for a fun night in. Breakfast bars are perfect for small gatherings where you get together with a few friends to drink, laugh and catch up, a good place to arrange the refreshments for a house party, or the comforting place you retreat to for that sobering coffee after a night out!
Kitchens are the best room in the house when it comes to throwing a party and there are many ways in which you can arrange yours in order to entertain your friends and family.
This Guest Post was written by Kutchenhaus.co.uk who like to make an impression with their High Gloss Kitchens