Christmas Dinner

Home Entertaining Tips

With Christmas just around the corner, the time for festivities has truly begun. It is this time of the year that ‘home entertainment tips’ becomes one of the most popular searched terms on the internet by hosts wanting to make a good impression on their in-laws, or ensure that their friends have a great time. Home entertainment is an art form, and if you get it right, you can relish in your achievements for years to come. Get it wrong, however, and you’ll be the talk of your social group for throwing ‘that’ party. But fear not, Nicheliving is here to help with some failsafe tips to ensure that both you and your guests have a fantastic time!


Setting the right ambiance is imperative to ensure that you and your guests have a great time. You want to find a way to ensure that your guests are relaxed – but not too relaxed. Rather, you should foster a social atmosphere. Comfy seating and zoned areas are great ways to do this. Designate an area of your home for your entertainment evening, and ensure that chairs are all facing inwards to cultivate a group conversation dynamic. This also helps to protect your privacy and ensure that guests do not go wandering around your house uninvited, or form their own social cliques.

Food and Beverage
As always but particularly at Christmas, food and beverages are the life and soul of the party. Creating sharing platters is not only significantly cheaper than preparing individualised meals, but also a simple and effective way to ensure that everyone’s needs are taken care of. It goes without saying that you should have a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverage options available, but have you thought about how you are going to serve everyone? Investing in a cheap bar cart will ensure that glasses and bottles do not spread the stretch of your house, and act as a point of convenience for serving multiple guests at once.

Technologies and Sound
Hosting a home entertainment event is a perfect opportunity to show off smart technologies to your guests. Be it surround sound audio, an intricate lighting system, or novel kitchen appliances, this point can be scaled and scoped in your ideal image and budget. As a minimum, you should ensure that the music is adapted for everyone’s tastes, and give guests the autonomy to change the track themselves, to truly ensure that this goes down as a great party. Remember, your tastes might not be correlated with your guests’!

At Nicheliving, we are not only property but also home solution experts. We are passionate about ensuring that our customers – and their guests – have the times of their lives in their homes. That’s why our reward partner loyalty app allows you to earn points which can be used to spec up your home at hundreds of other stores. By purchasing a property with us, you will be able to collect reward points to spend at popular destinations such as At Home FurnitureWest Coast Hi-Fi and Waldecks, to truly ensure that your home entertainment event goes down a treat.