Graduation parties, family reunions, weddings, birthdays ... The joyous occasions in life that bring us together are a blessing, but may also push our inner Martha Stewart to the edge. When deciding whether to host at home or use an event space, there are many factors to consider.
First, ponder the logistics: Do you have adequate parking space, or will overflow parking tear up your lawn? Do you have adequate bathroom facilities, in addition to adequate space for your guests to mingle and eat? Is your event weather-dependent? Do you have space for a tent in the yard, in case of rain? There is also the issue of liability to consider, particularly if you'll be serving alcohol at the event.
For more tips, click here to read the full article in the digital edition of West Michigan Woman magazine.
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