What to Buy to Make Your Own Party Room
A party room in your own home can be a great gathering place for the family and for friends. Families today are typically on very tight budgets and need to be careful about how much money they spend on entertainment, so many are going out much less than ever before. Having a party room in your home can give your kids a place to relax and the family a spot to be together, with everyone having fun while still saving money. You can also finally have all those great parties with friends that you dream about!
To plan out your party room, first take some measurements, or it might help to diagram your party room on a piece of paper. Typically a nice television in one corner is needed, and you may want to get the largest you can afford. This will let you play movies at home so you don’t need to go out. A good stereo system is also needed to really enjoy movies and TV. You can purchase the TV and speakers as a set or get a separate set and have it wired to your TV.
Comfortable seating is a must for any party room. To choose the best option for you, first consider how you’ll use your party room. If you know you’ll just watch movies and TV, you may want to invest in theater-style chairs. If you will want to dance or have group parties, it may be good to get some long sectional sofas you can put against a wall in an L-shape around your TV, leaving plenty of floor space for other activities. It’s also good to invest in seating options you can easily move out of the way, such as beanbag chairs for the kids.
Many families enjoy playing cards or board games with others, so you may want a few card table sets or a large game table that seats eight. A foldable option that you can put out of the way when you’re ready to watch a movie is a good choice, and there are sturdy wood folding chairs you can get that are comfortable and portable.
As you go through all these choices, map them out on your diagram of your room. Note how much space you’ll need for the TV, and how much room you have left for seating. This will tell you the size of the theater seats or sectional sofa you can put in the room. Leave space for accessories you need, such as shelves for storing DVDs and games, or a portable bar you set up in a corner, or a popcorn machine you bring in for the kids. Take your time to shop and plan your party room so it’s one you enjoy for years to come.