Host A Cozy Get-Together Your Guests Will Love

It’s that time of year when the days are long and the skies are grey and sometimes we just need a relaxing night in with friends. The Danish call it a hygge: a time to pause and celebrate simple joys during the cold, dark days of winter. Here are some ideas for hosting a cozy get-together your guests will love. Be sure to let your guests know that comfy, casual attire (even pajamas!) is encouraged! 

Set up a coffee and cocoa bar

You can provide fun garnishes and accompaniments like marshmallows, salted caramel, candy canes, shaved chocolate, pretzel sticks, and biscotti. If you live at the Traditions at Slate Ridge townhomes, you’ll enjoy plenty of kitchen and countertop space for just this type of arrangement.

Offer cozy party favors

Offer your guests a new pair of fuzzy slippers when they walk in the door. No, really! They’ll be more motivated to take off their shoes and truly relax, and they’ll have a nice gift to take home with them. 

Serve comforting finger foods 

A cozy winter get-together isn’t the time for a four-course meal. Appetizers like gooey herb and tomato cheese dip, soft pretzels and beer cheese, stuffed mushrooms, mini quiches, or crostinis are all great winter party snacks. Check out this pretty adorable recipe from HGTV for tiny tomato soup and grilled cheese! If you’re looking for something fun that you don’t have to prepare, maple leaf cookies are always a big hit. 

Add layers 

Drape your hosting space with pillows, throw blankets, and other cozy accents to nail that “not trying too hard” vibe and let your guests know it’s okay to kick back.

Warm up your lighting

String some festive lights over your hot cocoa bar, and flip the switch on some rechargeable flameless candles for a warm glow that never burns out. 

Consider cozy scents

The scents wafting from your cocoa bar might provide enough of an aroma to make your get-together feel super cozy, but don’t discount the impact of a good winter blend for your oil diffuser, like spruce, rosemary, or gingerbread. 

Arrange comfy seating

Not every party needs to be a formal sit-down dinner affair. Your seating arrangements can be couches, armchairs, and even stacked quilts and cushions on the floor. The important thing is to make sure each guest has a comfortable spot that encourages conversation and fellowship. 

Keep it simple

Make it a movie, a small gift exchange, or a trivia night. Whether you’re binge-watching everyone’s favorite TV series from the 90s or settling in for a game of charades, what matters most is that everyone is comfortable and well-fed.

Cozy living

If you live at the Traditions at Slate Ridge, townhomes for rent in Reynoldsburg, you can count on living in a spacious home that is a cozy and inviting space for hosting with six floor plans to suit any lifestyle. If you’re ready to start exploring a new community with spacious units and luxury amenities, call us at (614) 860-1919 and schedule a tour today.

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Traditions at Slate Ridge

1929 Opal Street
Reynoldsburg, OH 43068
(614) 741-1208

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  • Monday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Thursday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Friday: 9:00AM to 6:00PM
  • Saturday: Closed
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