When you're hosting a party in a smaller home, a traffic jam near all the goodies is all too common. You can easily fix that by spreading your food and drink around.
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If you've taken on the mantel of gracious host, there's no need to stress about your living room and kitchen being too small. Ariel Knutson at The Kitchn has a simple suggestion for keeping people spread out:
People tend to congregate around food. So at a party, it's good to spread the snacks out a bit so you avoid a bottleneck situation in your small apartment. I use my dining room table and my coffee table to spread things around a bit and find it very helpful.
Have drinks in the kitchen, messier snacks at the dining room table, and finger foods like chips and dip on the coffee table. If you have a backyard or patio, and the weather is decent, throw that into the mix as well. People will still clump up in those areas, but not everyone will be in one place at the same time. Plus, this opens up the party to more intimate mingling as people make their rounds. You can find more tips for hosting a party in a small home at the link below.