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How to Host a Party in a Small(ish) Space

At Wilshaw – new Indianapolis luxury apartments in Speedway – we have five stylish floor plans, two of which are one-bedroom apartments with less than 700 square feet of living space. These spaces seem larger than they are because they have open-concept kitchens – and perfect layouts for hosting a small party.


The number of guests you can comfortably host depends on the type of party you’re having. Cocktail parties tend to be the easiest –  guests stand and mingle, so you don’t need to provide seating for every guest. 


When you live here, you’ll probably want to throw a little soiree to show off your new apartment. These tips may help you plan a fun gathering for your friends: 

Host an Open House

If you just can’t get that guest list down to a manageable number, call your party an open house and let guests know they can stop by anytime between specific hours. An ideal open house is about six hours long, so this type of gathering usually occurs on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon. With people arriving and leaving at different times, your apartment shouldn’t feel overly crowded.

Edit Your Living Space

Take a look around your kitchen and living room – is your furniture arranged in a way that promotes traffic flow? If not, you may need to rearrange or put some items in a closet temporarily to create more space.


Make sure guests will have plenty of surfaces on which to set a wine glass or water bottle. Deep window sills or a bookcase shelf can become “cocktail tables” for a party. 

Plan Your Menu

A small space calls for small plates, so plan a menu of hors d’oeuvres and bite-sized treats. Use tiered servers to make good use of vertical space, and place food throughout the living area (not just on the kitchen island). 

Turn Your Balcony Into a Bar

Having beverages available in two locations can help prevent traffic jams in the kitchen. A balcony is a great place to put a bar cart or a beverage tub full of ice. 

Buy Some Floor Pillows

Floor pillows are perfect for additional party seating because you can stow them upright, and guests can grab one if they want to. 

Take a Closer Look

Wilshaw is now renting luxury one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments in Speedway. Our chic, modern apartments feature stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and upscale fixtures throughout. Some floor plans have balconies and 9-foot ceilings.


Community features include a resident lounge and game room, a fitness center, and enclosed parking. We also welcome dogs and cats here. 


Ready to get a closer look at a beautiful apartment that’s ideal for entertaining? Give us a call: (317) 342-9441. 


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