Think your studio apartment is too small for hosting a get-together? Think again.

1. Rearrange the furniture to optimize flow. It doesn’t have to look pretty, it just has to function.


2. Extend your existing dining table using a sheet of plywood or a card table. Cover with a chic tablecloth and you’re good to go.

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3. Mix and match dining chairs for a look that’s practical and wonderfully eclectic.

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4. Benches can accommodate even more guests than chairs. Cozy yours up with a few throw pillows and a sheepskin throw.

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5. The kitchen is a natural gathering place, but it can fill up quickly. Encourage guests to mix their drinks at the bar cart instead.

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6. Or, keep things simple by preparing a couple of big batch cocktails — you’ll save time and money.

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7. Bottles that need to be kept cold can be stored in the sink or bathtub if you run out of room in the fridge.

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8. If you live in a colder climate, simply stick the drinks outside. Ever heard of a #CanadianCooler?

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9. Utilize each and every surface, including coffee tables, bookshelves, fireplace mantles and windowsills.

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10. Three-tiered trays and cake stands will help free up space at the buffet table.

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11. Use floor cushions, throw pillows, poufs and footstools for extra seating.

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12. Place a large cutting board over the sink for additional prep space.

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13. Keep tabletop decor to a minimum to avoid overcrowding and spills.

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14. Not enough closet space? Purchase an inexpensive garment rack for your guests’ coats, or borrow one from a friend.

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15. If you have an outdoor space, use it! At the very least, keep a window cracked to prevent the apartment from overheating.

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