It’s party time! While hosting a get-together at your apartment can be a great way to socialize with friends and uplift spirits, it’s essential to be mindful of your surroundings. Noise can transfer easily through the walls and can quickly cause a disturbance to your neighbours. To keep friendly relations with those around you, here are some tips for hosting a neighbour-friendly apartment party.
Communicate With Your Neighbours
Let your neighbours know in advance that you’ll be having a party, and provide them with the details, such as the date, time, and expected number of guests. This gesture gives them a heads-up and allows them to make necessary arrangements to avoid potential disruptions. Offer them your phone number and assure them they can always call if the noise levels are too loud or if they notice any other disturbances.
Plan Your Time Wisely
Stating a specific start and end time on your invitations can give your guests a clear indication of when it’s time to wrap up and head home. This can help reduce late-night noise that might wake those who live around you.
Additionally, if you know your neighbours well, you can plan your party around their schedules. For example, if they have small children, you may want to have your party earlier to avoid disrupting their bedtimes. Or, if you have neighbours who work early shifts, consider having your get-together on a weekend afternoon or evening instead of a weeknight.
Overall, plan to end your party at a reasonable time — no matter who your neighbours are, most people don’t like being kept up at odd hours of the night.
Keep Noise Levels Down
Parties can get loud, especially when your guests have lots of fun. Ensure you check if your building has designated quiet hours, so you don’t violate these terms. You can keep noise levels down by:
- Setting a volume limit on music
- Encouraging guests to keep their voices down
- Reminding guests to exit the building quietly when it’s time to leave
Host What Your Space Allows
Take into consideration the size of your apartment and the number of guests you can comfortably accommodate — there may be better choices than planning to host at the level of a house party. Limiting the number of people in your apartment can reduce noise and prevent uncomfortable overcrowding.
Additionally, intimate gatherings can make for easier food and drink preparation as you can opt for bite-sized appetizers and cocktails instead of big meals. They also make for quicker cleanups at the end of the night.
Let the Fun Begin!
Are you on the hunt for an apartment and can’t wait to host your own parties? We have you covered at CLV Group and InterRent REIT. Check out our available apartments for rent in Ontario, Quebec, and British Columbia. If you’re looking for more tips for hosting an apartment-friendly party, check out our recommendations for optimizing your space and creating a fun and memorable atmosphere!