GET YOUR HOST ON

Here we are in February, or as we like to call it, the month most likely to find us glued to a big screen TV. February begins with the Superbowl and goes out with the Oscars, and both events warrant a blow-out watch party. So, how do you get your host on? By now you know the food drill—chips and dips, nachos and wings for football; cocktail nibbles and Champagne flutes for the Red Carpet. But what about the space itself? Is there a trick to putting together the perfect viewing venue? Of course, there is. So, sit back and enjoy this roundup featuring some of our favorite rooms for hosting.

#1 GO WITH THE FLOW

Mystral Residence Two Great Room

Unobstructed view of the flat screen? Check. Comfy sofa? Check. Easy access to snacks and drinks in the kitchen? Check. This Mystral great room has everything you could want for a viewing party, including not a bad seat in the house.

Mystral Residence Two Kitchen

Pull up a seat at the kitchen island and you’re within easy reach of the feast. Snag a spot on the sofa and you’re in prime position for a victory lap (or jump!) when the team you’re cheering for comes out on top. And all done in sleek style, thanks to floating cabinets under the wall-mounted screen and a neutral color scheme (hint: add game-day pillows in your team colors).

#2 ROOFTOP RETREAT

Lyric Residence One X Bonus Room

The host-with-the-most caters to casual viewers and screen fanatics alike with a layout that lets everyone find their happy place.

Lyric Residence One X Rooftop Deck

Like this bonus room and rooftop deck at Lyric. Snuggle into the sofa and you’re in prime position for the night. Step out onto the deck and join the chatty (without getting shhhh’d). The bonus room’s wet bar and built-in refrigerators make putting out a spread a snap, and just imagine the deck sparkling with twinkle lights. Party zone!

#3 EXTRA YARDAGE

Tierno Residence Three Back Yard

Tierno boasts big backyards, all the better for hosting on game day. Picture this: kids tossing bean bags while moms and dads gather around the outdoor island. The party flows indoors and outdoors. Set up a spread in the kitchen. Maybe there’s a second screen playing in the great room. Everywhere you go, you’re connected. That’s what we call a win-win. Go team!

#4 Dinner Theater

Viridian Residence Two Dining Room

Sure, you can go the snacks and nibbles route. Or, you could approach your watch party as a two-part production. Begin (or end) with a proper meal, then give the main event your undivided attention. This great room and dining space at Viridian are tailor-made for a dinner theater experience.

Viridian Residence Two Kitchen

For a small group, serve dinner on the island (Why not be fancy and add place settings?).

Viridian Residence Two Ranch Room

For a few more, make use of the dining table, or drift out to the ranch room and dine by candlelight. After eating, it’s time to find your spot on the sofa. Let the show begin!

Now that you’ve got the scoop, which type of viewing party will you be hosting? Share and comment on our Facebook page @TRIPointeSoCal. And get excited, because there’s even more to see and be inspired by at our model homes across Southern California. Find a neighborhood and visit today! www.tripointehomes.com/southerncalifornia/.

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