Hosting a Holiday PartyPublished: December 6, 2018
Now that the holiday season is in full-swing, it’s time to talk festivities. No matter the number of people, hosting a festive celebration in your apartment or townhome is easy to do in a Boardwalk community. Some of our buildings offer spacious social rooms equipped with full-kitchens and areas to lounge, perfect for any party this season. Boardwalk residents can easily book these spaces for private events by contacting their Leasing Office. If you decide to host your party in one of these shared spaces, here are six things you should keep in mind.
Reserve the Party Room Well in Advance
First things, first: figure out when you want to host your party. It’s best to book the space at least two weeks in advance, as our party rooms are typically in high demand. Your Customer Service Representative will ask you to complete a booking form and provide a security deposit in the form of cheque or credit. The security deposit will be returned to you following the event.
Secure a Liquor License
If you plan on drinking and serving alcohol at your party, you must secure a liquor license. It’s equally important that you post your liquor license on the door of the room during your party. Keep in mind that some of our party rooms don’t allow alcohol.
The Day Of
On the day of your get together, make sure you let us know when you require the access card to the room. Before your event, you should do a walkthrough with your Customer Service Representative to note any existing damages to the room. Taking pictures of the space can be helpful.
Know the Rules
While having a good time should be your focus, remember that you do have rules to be considerate of as well. During your holiday bash, please do not allow your guests to smoke in the lounge or on the balconies. For security reasons, we also ask that you do not leave children unattended or bring pets into the space.
Be Considerate of Your Neighbours
Remember that just because you’re spending the evening at a big bash doesn’t mean your neighbours should feel like they are too. Do your best to keep the noise level to a minimum and make sure that you stick to your community’s end time for your bash.
After the Event
The party room should be returned to its original state following the party. All bathroom and kitchen garbage must be thrown out, or you may risk being charged a cleaning fee. Simply return the access card to your Customer Service Representative and complete a final walkthrough together. Once this is complete, you can arrange to get your security deposit back.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get planning!