Exciting Events You Can Host in Your Santa Clara Apartment

June 16, 2017

Now that the days are getting longer and warmer, it is only natural to want to host one or two events during the summer. Living in an apartment often deters people from hosting due to the smaller size. Regardless of the size, any type of home is the perfect spot for an event.

If you need ideas of events make sure to check out this list of events you can host in your Santa Clara apartment.

Board Game Night

We all have our favorite childhood board games. From Monopoly to Chutes and Ladders, these board games we grew up with never get old. If know your friends and family feel the same way why not host your very own Board Game Night?! Not sure where to start? No problem. Here are a few tips to host the perfect Board Game Night.

Make Invitations

Get inspiration from your favorite board games and make invitations that reflect what games you will be having at your event. You don’t have to list all the games you will be having, a few will do. Not only will this set the mood for what is to come, but it might also weed out the guests who don’t really like the games you will be having. Or you can always make the invitations a RSVP style and make a list of games and have your guests choose what games they would like to play.

Once you have the invitations set out start making a list of what will be played that night. Maybe even have an itinerary for the night. On that list leave one as a question mark and surprise your guests with something silly like Operation.

Have stations all setup in your Santa Clara apartment for guests so they are ready to just walk in and play. Possible station locations: the kitchen, dining room, and living room. If you need more room you can setup a game on the floor, after all it is a board game, no need to put it on a table.

Forgot which board games you loved? Here is a list of some of the most popular board games out there:

  • Battleship
  • Candy Land
  • Chutes and Ladders
  • Clue
  • Monopoly
  • Operation
  • Scrabble
  • Sorry!
  • The Game of Life
  • Trouble
  • Trivial Pursuit

Of course, there are a whole lot more board games out there but this list is here to get you started. Happy Board Game Night!

Wine & Cheese Night

For many this is just as fun or even more fun that a game night. And that is, a Wine and Cheese Night. For those lovers of wine, cheese, or wine and cheese this is the perfect event to host not only for yourself to enjoy but your friends and family.

Decorate your Santa Clara Apartment

To bring your Santa Clara luxury apartment and event to life be sure to decorate it with items related to, well wine and cheese of course! This includes having wine corks displayed. If you are planning you event in advance which hopefully you are even though there is nothing wrong with a last-minute event, start collecting your wine corks. You don’t have to go out of your way to purchase wine and start your cork collection. If you happen to be a wine connoisseur which you may be if you are hosting a Wine & Cheese Night, save the corks. That simple.

What to do with those corks? Well, spread them out throughout your kitchen and living room. Arrange neatly; maybe even throw some in a glass. You can also decorate with a few fake grapes. After all, that is what wine is made of.

Another décor idea relates to how you display the pairings. Have the wine labeled with the type of cheese it goes with and vice versa. It doesn’t take more than a handwritten label on a nicely folded piece of paper to make it seem more official.

When it comes to the actual pairings, don’t freak out if you don’t know what wine goes with which cheese. Thankfully we have the internet to help guide us with these pairings. You can get information from experts for free! And your friends and family wouldn’t know the difference.

For those on a budget, have your guests bring in a specific bottle of wine or cheese to help lower your costs. They are sure to agree since a night with friends and overall free alcohol is something adults will find hard to turn down.

If you happen to have a little extra cash go ahead a book a company to bring you the wine and cheese and have a professional tasting!

Binge Watch Night

Everyone has heard of the term “Netflix and Chill” but no one has ever applied that night towards mass level with 20 or more of your closest friends and family. The great thing about this, is that it is a cost effective event and it will keep your guests entertained for hours.

If you and your friends are always discussing how you don’t have enough time to catch up on your favorite shows or movies, this is the perfect event that will set aside time to do just that. And the best part is you will have your friends there in the moment to talk about your thoughts on what happened.

To plan for this make a list of possible TV Shows and Movies that your guests might be interested in. Included this in your invitation and your guests check off which off of the list they want to see; this is another way of ensuring your guests will have a good time.

To make it an even greater night, order in and make your binge watch night also pizza night! Order from different pizza establishments and turn pizza for dinner into a pizza tasting night. You are sure to give your guests a lot to look forward to.

Karaoke Night

Do you love Karaoke but not the fact that you have to do it in front of tons of strangers? If so, why not host your very own Karaoke night in your Santa Clara luxury apartment?! You are guaranteed to have a blast in the comfort of your apartment and surrounded by your friends and family.

First thing is first, make a great guest list. It’s great having plenty of company but you aren't going to want to invite any party poopers. The last thing you want is a room full of people that don't even want to touch the mic.

An important part of a successful Karaoke night is having the right equipment and song selection. You can easily buy a machine from a walmart or electronic store but that might turn out pricey. If you want to save some cash consider renting a machine from your local event business. A third option is to look for Karaoke games that are made for whichever gaming system you may have.

It’s an easy event to host and you are sure to have all your guests laughing and having an awesome time.

Beauty/Spa Night

Nothing is better than being pampered. Why not share this great feeling with those great friends and family of yours?

Send out invitations promoting your beauty/spa night. In those invites include a couple of cut outs of cucumbers– it is sure to get your friends excited.

Look into the latest beauty and spa trends and try to bring that to life! Many times, the newest thing in beauty is as simple as a homemade mask. The best place for a DIY recipe is YouTube. You can actually see how it is done and what the results are. And many times, you will find beauty bloggers that have a ton of more secrets on their personal site.

Of course, you can always head into your local Ulta, Sephora, Sally’s Beauty Supply, or any other beauty store and purchase reasonably priced items.

Hire a beauty specialist like an esthetician to give you and your friends the perfect facial. Turn to Yelp to find a professional that won’t disappoint! This way you’ll be stress free about putting every single thing together and instead enjoy the night-in in your Santa Clara Apartment.

A pro tip for hosting any of your events is to open up all windows or crank the air conditioner. In a smaller space with a good amount of people in it, the heat tends to rise quickly. To prevent the issue of “cabin fever” either open the windows ahead of time and keep them open to air your Santa Clara apartment out, or have the air conditioner on full blast once everyone arrives and adjust accordingly. Being stuffy is really the only set back when hosting and entertaining guests in an apartment.

So there you have it ­ – a few ideas of events you can host in your Santa Clara luxury apartment and how to go about planning them. In the end, you can really make a fun night out of anything because it is really all about the company, your friends and family.

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