By George Meszaros
A non-traditonal party is an open house. It is very similar to
traditional party, but there are some differences. Most
importantly, an open house offers your guests greater
convenience. Because open houses longer than traditional
parties, your guests have a larger window of opportunity to
visit you. Normally, open houses are scheduled earlier in the
day than many parties. Open houses are usually daytime
Open houses require the same amount of planning as traditional
parties. Because they are longer affairs, they are usually
structured. The longer schedule allows your guests to come and
go more freely.
Open houses are great neighborhood parties. The less formal
style fits perfectly this kind of event. It gives people
on the same street interact freely without worrying about a
schedule. Your neighbors can drop by for a few minutes or
several hours. It is up to them how long they stay. Your
can arrive at different times throughout the day.
An open house allows you to have a party without having to
manage its progression much. It is normally an informal event
that requires no structure. You simply dedicate a certain
amount of time for the open house that allows your guests to
come and go whenever they please. Because there are usually no
activities to plan you donít have to worry about a schedule.
Due to the more relaxed atmosphere, you may have more time to
Keep in mind that open house parties are longer than
traditional parties. Therefore, the food you serve should hold
up for the entire duration of the party. The foods your serve
should not spoil easily. Make sure you have enough extra food
to accommodate unexpected guests. Some of your guests may
additional people, so be prepared to fee a couple of extra
guests. Appetizers and various finger foods are great for open
Because open houses are long affairs, you need to have a lot
energy to keep the party going all day. You should try to
delegate as much as you can to help you with the workload.
Welcoming guests throughout the day can be exhausting, so save
Final tip: Make sure your guests understand that they are
invited to an open house and inform them of the duration of
party in advance.
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