So, you are one of the lucky ones. You just signed a new lease for one of those luxury apartments with balcony BBQ in Manhattan. Getting ready to move in just after the holidays? Once you get settled, then you can start making plans for a house warming party.
Your party should reflect how you feel about your new home. Let’s look at some things you can do to get your party organized with the least amount of stress.
Set a date
Obviously, this would be the first step to your party planning. When you consider the date, make sure you are giving yourself enough time to get the rest of your planning finished. It is recommended to schedule your party at least 3 weeks in advance.
Making the guest list
When you make the guest list, you should keep in mind that only 70-80 percent of your invited guests will show up. The number of people you invite, will be directly proportionate to the amount of space you have for the party.
Decide on a menu
Since you want to show off the balcony with BBQ, try to keep the menu simple. Hamburgers, hot dogs (for the kids), potato salad or macaroni salad. If you want a larger cut of meat, you might pre-cook it the night before, then throw it on the grill to give it that smokey barbecue flavor.
Sending out the invitations
This should be relatively easy. If you want to make sure all of your guests get an invitation you can send them out using your computer. Using invitation sites like evite.com or paperlesspost.com, you can create an invitation on the computer and email it to your guest list. These sites also let you keep track of RSVP’s. You could even use facebook to create your event, and invite all of your local facebook friends.
Now, with all of the planning done, you can sit back, relax and wait for the weather to clear up. Oh, wait…
Before you fire up that bbq grill on your balcony, make sure you are in compliance with your buildings rules. If you need to, you can probably reserve bbq station on your rooftop terrace. http://house39.com/