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The love of your life is turning 50, and you’re throwing The Party Of The Half Century! You pick a date, brainstorm themes – Tropical vacation! Black Tie! Rock ‘n Roll! – craft your guest list, start to plan a menu, and order the cake. You’ve got 30 people coming and a house to organize party-style.

 

Do you cater the food, or make it yourself? Where are you going to put extra chairs? Now your head is spinning and what started as a celebration of your beloved has mutated into tension headaches and To Do lists. The party is going to be great, everyone will have fun, but what about you? When will you have time to greet and mingle with your guests? Who will take pictures while you’re in the kitchen plating food? How will traffic flow around the buffet table?

Catering Home Party

Now imagine your party run by an event staffing company. Yes, hire staff even for your house party! Professional event staffing – we suggest At Your Service – isn’t just for corporate parties and charity balls. Here’s how we can help.


Host the party, don’t ghost the party. Your beloved is hanging out in the living room receiving well wishes and toasts, while you answer the door and greet each new guest with a huge smile and hearty hello. Coats are whisked away, appetizers are circulating, and everyone has a drink in their hand. Even you! Aren’t those mini quiche divine? Why thank you, Uncle John, we did refinish that vintage desk ourselves! While you enjoy yourself, the smartly-dressed and graceful event staff take care of coats and shoes, food prep, service, the bar, and clean up. You have fun. You’re not stuck in the kitchen prepping and clearing. No mad dash for ice for you! You reap the rewards of your thoughtful party planning.

 

PRO TIP: KNOW HOW INVOLVED WITH SET UP, SERVICE, AND TAKE DOWN YOU INTEND TO BE BEFORE RESERVING A SERVICE CREW.

 

This is vital in determining the ideal number of your staff you’ll need, and how early they need to arrive. Leave set up details to your head waiter. Before the party, imagine it in full swing. Note where people are likely to gather and where to move furniture around to accommodate more standing room or additional seating. Make sure that traffic can flow at all times, whether at the bar, the buffet, or the bathroom. Make notes, rent additional fixtures, and leave the set up to your head waiter while you concentrate on choosing a specialty cocktail.

 

PRO TIP: HERE’S YOUR PARTY SPACE LAYOUT CHECKLIST:

 

  • Guest parking

  • Guest seating and standing areas

  • Food preparation

  • Food service (buffet or staff-served)

  • Bar

  • Guest coat and footwear storage

  • Dirty dish storage

  • Garbage storage

  • Gift repository

  • Cake display

  • Service staff personal storage

  • Service staff parking

 

BONUS PRO TIP: YOUR HEAD WAITER CAN MAKE ALL RENTAL ARRANGEMENTS ON YOUR BEHALF, INCLUDING DISHES/GLASSWARE, SERVING TRAYS, BAR UTENSILS, TABLES, AND CHAIRS.

 

Ready to find out how At Your Service can make your next house party a breeze? Book today by calling (226) 336-2881 or online here 

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