5 tips for throwing a holiday party…and keeping your in-building neighbors happy!

By December 18, 2016 April 15th, 2018 Personal Protection
5 Tips for Throwing a Holiday Party...And Keeping Your In-Building Neighbors Happy!

Tis’ the season for glitter, champagne toasts & cheer!

As we round out 2016 (yes, we can’t believe it either) many of us are welcoming 2017 with high hopes, new year’s resolutions and of course, attending a big, Big Bash! If you’re planning on hosting one, and live in a condominium or co-op, there are several things to consider to keep your partygoers and in-building neighbors mutually happy.

1. Be reasonable about the noise and the hour.

  • Review the ByLaws or governing documents for any noise restrictions, especially after midnight.
  • Be considerate and make sure speakers or any hired musicians are away from windows and shared walls.

2. Tell your neighbors about your party.

  • Let your condo or co-op neighbors know about your party plans a week in advance.
  • Prepare them for more traffic in the halls and more noise than usual.

3. Give your doorman a list of guests.

  • Many doorman buildings require a list of guests to be announced.
  • This will keep everyone in the building safe and restrict any unexpected party crashers.

4. As the host, you are responsible for your guests.

  • If a drunken guests gets too loud and decides to pull the fire alarm, that will ultimately be your problem.
  • You could potentially face fines and may have issues with the board for any intoxicated or disruptive behavior.

5. Review your lease for any carpeting provisions.

  • If you think the neighbors below you may complain, make sure you have adequate additional flooring to help soften the noise.
  • You may need to reduce the sound after a certain time of the night as to not disturb any neighbors.

Remember to review the bylaws or governing documents which should outline the do’s & don’ts of hosting an event in the building. May your holidays be filled with lots of happiness, peace and love with loved ones.

Please note, we will be closing at 1pm on Friday, May 24 and closed on Monday, May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.