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Casa Quickie: Rearrange For Holiday Parties

This weekend, my husband and I are throwing our annual Christmas party, which means that about 70 people will be in and out of our house. Since the party focuses on a flaming bowl of punch and lots of yummy food, we decided to rearrange the dining room and living room for the party for best traffic flow. Our dining room is about half the size of our living room, so it made sense to move the table into the larger room.

Here's how we had the table set up last year. It's in its normal spot in the dining room, but as you can see, there's not much room to move. There was definite traffic congestion!

To see how I switched it around for this year's party,


This year, I moved most of our living room furniture into the dining room. There's so much more room for the table in the living room, and I have high hopes for eliminating the congestion we experienced at last year's party!

Have you ever rearranged rooms like this for a party?

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Home Home 8 years
I'll definitely share pictures! Check on Team next week. :)
shiningeyes shiningeyes 8 years
Not me. Haven't thrown a Christmas party yet. We have a lot of open space in our house, so there's no real need for me to rearrange furniture, thankfully. I'm intrigued by this 'flaming bowl of punch'! Will you share pictures?
kscincotta kscincotta 8 years
Yes, but not to the extent that you did. We moved our dining room table and chairs for our party last weekend, but just to the side of the room.
Emmaroo03 Emmaroo03 8 years
My family used to host Christmas eve dinner growing up, and one year my mom did exactly as you and switched rooms, only it took her six months to switch it back!
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