How to Throw a Party That Won't Annoy Neighbors

How to Throw a Party That Won’t Annoy Neighbors

March 17, 2014 | Apartment Lifestyle, Everyday Living

When you have a reason to celebrate, you might want to host the bash at your place. However, if you have upstairs, downstairs or next-door neighbors, you may receive a noise complaint if things get too loud. If you need some help keeping quiet, here are some tips on how to throw a party that won’t disturb your apartment neighbors:

Inform Them First

Most people just want others to be considerate. You can do just that by informing your guests you will be having a party. Just knock on their doors or leave them a nice note. Tell them you’ll try to keep the noise down but to let you know if it gets too loud. Additionally, if you’d like, you can be detailed and let your neighbors know what you’ll be doing, like having an engagement dinner party or celebrating a new job.  

[Getting to Know Your Neighbors]

Keep Music Low

Of course, try and be respectful to your neighbors. Do this by limiting the level on the music and keeping voices to a reasonable volume.

Host a Dinner Party

A dinner party is a great alternative to a regular house party because it’s expected to be low-key and full of good food. Additionally, having a sit-down meal will keep everyone’s footsteps to a minimum.

[Hosting a Dinner Party in a Small Apartment]

Ask Your Guests to be Respectable

If any of your neighbors get annoyed, ask your guests to be mindful to those living around you. Everyone will be sure to keep their voices to appropriate pitches while not stomping too loudly on your floors.

Tell Unruly Partygoers to Leave

Sometimes you can try your best to limit the noise or disruptions to neighbors, but you can’t control everything. If any of your party guests get too loud, remind them of your wishes. However, if they don’t listen after one or two requests, ask them to leave. You have to live with your neighbors, not the inconsiderate person–so don’t be afraid to speak up.

 

[Image Source: Flickr - Jenn Vargas]

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