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The holiday season is upon us, and if you live in Mass Ave apartments such as The Pointe on Mass, you’re already in a terrific place that offers a modern, open floor plan in a trendy urban community that’s ideal for hosting a holiday gathering. Let’s take a look at how you can best make use of your time and space to make your holiday party intimate yet unforgettable.

#1: Maximizing Your Space

Deck the Halls, Strategically:
Explore creative ways to decorate your apartment without overwhelming the space. Think vertical—hang ornaments or fairy lights to draw the eye upward. You can use holiday-themed table runners or tablecloths at your snack and drink stations, and consider adding some winter floral arrangements to tie it all together. Watt’s Blooming is right on Massachusetts Avenue and offers custom arrangements and even same-day delivery.

Furniture Tetris:
An open-concept floor plan like those found at The Pointe on Mass is ideal for creating smaller zones within the larger space, but you may consider temporarily rearranging your furniture to create an open flow for mingling. Consider moving non-essential furniture to free up space for socializing and dancing.

#2: A Feast for the Senses

Culinary Creativity:
Unless you’re hosting a formal dinner, you might opt for finger foods and a self-serve drink station to keep things simple and encourage mingling. If you don’t want to take on the burden of preparing your own food, there’s a wide range of options right on Mass Avenue to provide the spread for you, such as Salt on Mass, Vicino, or Fat Dan’s Deli. Remember to accommodate any dietary restrictions among your guests and offer some fun non-alcoholic beverage options such as warm cider or mulled “wine” with pomegranate or cherry juice, or cranberry juice with ginger-flavored sparkling water or club soda.

Fun Treats:
No holiday party is complete without a top-notch dessert station. If you’re outsourcing this task, your guests will love treats from Maracon Bar. You can even book a class to learn how to make them yourself!

#3: Entertainment with a Twist

Intimate Activities:
Plan activities your guests can do in small groups such as a DIY ornament decorating station, a hot cocoa bar, or holiday movie trivia.

Customized Playlists:
Craft a playlist that complements the festive atmosphere. Whether it's classic holiday tunes, a wintry orchestral mix, or modern hits, your music will help set the tone for a memorable evening.

#4: Embrace the Spirit of Giving

DIY Party Favors:
Share the holiday joy with personalized DIY party favors. Small, thoughtful tokens like handmade cards or locally sourced treats make for delightful takeaways. Silver in the City and Artisans are two nearby gift shops that might provide some inspiration.

Give Back Together:
Incorporate a charitable element into your celebration. Encourage guests to bring donations for a local food bank or organize a small fundraiser to spread holiday cheer beyond your apartment walls.

With a thoughtful approach and a touch of creativity, hosting a holiday party in your apartment can be an intimate and joyful experience. If you’re looking for a new place to create lasting memories this holiday season, we can’t wait to show you The Pointe on Mass. These Mass Ave. Indianapolis apartments are in an iconic downtown neighborhood with plenty of local food and shopping right outside your door and 10 well-designed open-concept floor plans that are perfect for entertaining. Reach our on-site leasing office at (844) 901-3898.