By Chris, Dec 1 2016 04:47PM
With the holidays right around the corner, I've been thinking about why some houses work so well for a party. It's not the holiday-themed decor or even the food or drink, because if the party is really good, few remember those details.
The best parties are the ones where there are lots of places for wandering, for hanging out, for intimate conversations and for talking to new people. Your house might not be laid out for entertaining on a daily basis, but you can always rearrange the furniture to make it more party-friendly. And while you're at it, since it's a given that everyone always ends up in the kitchen, it's also a good idea to look for ways to spread the food and bar tables into other rooms to encourage people to mingle.