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When it comes to throwing a memorable party, there are a few steps involved that will save you stress while also keeping your home (and your flooring) in good shape. Read on to learn more about simple things to keep in mind when planning a get together, no matter how big or small!

Outdoor Decorations

Believe it or not, your party prep extends outside of your home! In case your guests are running late and you’re still scrambling to make preparations, make sure to provide a distinctive marker outside so everyone can easily identify where the party is. Speaking of your entrance, it’s still winter and these colder months produce the pesky ‘slush’ of ice, snow, dirt, and mud on the ground. Make sure to arm your entranceways with outdoor mats to keep the particles outside.An olefin mat will provide the valuable surface that can scrape grit from the bottoms of footwear and minimize its presence in your home.

Delicious Recipes

There’s a good chance that the menu at your Christmas and New Year get-togethers had a formal presentation. For parties, keep the selections fun and finger-food heavy! Items like chicken wings, meat skewers, chips and dip, veggie trays, cookies, and chocolate-dipped pretzels are perfect for snacking and socializing. Opt for exciting flavor variations like Asian BBQ and Greek spice for savory items and sea salt and caramel instead of the ordinary chocolatey sweets. Also, review your flooring manufacturer’s guidelines for cleaning up food spills ahead of the party. Your laminate, vinyl, or hardwood will be easier to wipe up, but your carpet or area rugs may need a quick care routine. Don’t stress about food and drink spills, but do be prepared!

Ample Seating

One of the best parts of hosting a party is how fun and informal you get to be! Think of it as a tailgate inside your home, but cozier. Many of your guests will love to stand and move around, but it’s wise to have plenty of seats as the night wears on. Your seating options don’t have to match…they just need to be comfy. Think camping chairs, folding chairs, bean bags, futons, and upholstered chairs from other rooms in the house. If you anticipate rearranging heavy furniture or chairs scooting around, make sure to apply felt pads underneath the legs to avoid damaging any hard-surface flooring.

Extra Trash Receptacles

You’ll want plenty of trash receptacles present for guests to immediately discard of plates, drinks, and napkins when they are finished. The longer food and drinks sit around on tables and chairs, the more likely it can be knocked over and end up on your floors. Keep more than one trashcan out in the open. You may consider lining a large cardboard box with a jumbo trash bag for easy disposal. Adherence to this step will make your post-party clean-up all the more easier, and your floors will thank you!

For all of your flooring needs before and after your epic party, visit the Hampton Flooring Center showroom in Easthampton, MA and our flooring professionals will help you get prepared for the next event!

Style Name URL
Anderson Tuftex
MT099 Explorer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/explorer-zz099/chalk-00512 
MT224 Wanderer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/wanderer-zz224/calm-00512 
MT225 Wayfarer https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/wayfarer-zz225/calm-00512 
MT222 Ario https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/ario-zz222/adobe-beige-00754 
MT223 Diego https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/diego-zz223/adobe-beige-00754 
MT219 Monarch https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/monarch-zz219/nordic-0554b 
MT095 San Lucas https://andersontuftex.com/carpet/details/san-lucas-zz095/fleece-00115 
COREtec Stone
VV564 COREtec Stone Polished 12 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/amaya-vv564-12226 
VV578 COREtec Stone Polished 18 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/sonia-vv578-18221 
VV566 COREtec Stone Matte 12 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/anjea-vv566-12244 
VV567 COREtec Stone Matte 18 x 24 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/egeria-vv567-18241 
VV568 COREtec Stone Matte 18 x 36 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/vesta-vv568-18363 
VV569 COREtec Stone Matte 6 x 48 https://coretecfloors.com/en-us/products/coretec-stone/angelina-vv569-16482 
COREtec Colorwall
Pure Serenity https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Timeless Luxury https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Stylish Comfort https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Casual Charm https://hamptonflooringcenter.com/flooring/vinyl/coretec-colorwall/choose-your-color/
Shaw Floorté Hardwood
Exquisite https://shawfloors.com/flooring/hardwood/details/exquisite-fh820/safari-oak 
Magnificent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/hardwood/details/magnificent-sfn-fh821/arctic-maple 
Shaw Floorté LVT
Awaken HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/awaken-hd-milled-705sa/natural-linen 
Awaken HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/awaken-hd-accent-704sa/ironwood 
Adventure XL HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-xl-hdaccent-700sa/nordic-fog 
Adventure XL HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-xl-hdmilled-701sa/noir 
Adventure HD Plus Accent https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-hd-accent-703sa/cypress 
Adventure HD Plus Milled https://shawfloors.com/flooring/vinyl/details/adventure-hd-milled-702sa/bazaar-ginger 
Shaw Floors Colorwall
Find Your Comfort NS I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---solid-ea814/soft-lullaby-(s)
Find Your Comfort NS II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---solid-ea815/soft-lullaby-(s)
Find Your Comfort NS Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue---solid-ea816/sun-kissed-(s)
Find Your Comfort TT I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---tonal-ea817/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Comfort TT II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---tonal-ea818/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Comfort TT Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue---tonal-ea819/champagne-toast-(t)
Find Your Find Your Comfort TA I https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-i---accent-ea820/front-row-seat-(a)
Find Your Comfort TA II https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-ii---accent-ea821/new-perspective-(a)
Find Your Comfort TA Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/find-your-comfort-blue--accent-ea822/new-perspective-(a)
Creating Memories https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/creating-memories-ea823/quiet-time
Creating Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/creating-memories-blue-ea826/clean-linen
Making Memories
Making Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/making-memories-blue-ea827/clean-linen
Warm Memories
Warm Memories Blue https://shawfloors.com/flooring/carpet/details/warm-memories-blue-ea828/clean-linen