Moving is one of life’s most stressful events.
However, settling into your new home and throwing a housewarming party for your friends, family, and neighbors can be extremely rewarding. Housewarming parties are great opportunities to show off your new home, meet your new neighbors, and even get some practical gifts for the house.
Are you planning a household move soon? Think ahead about throwing an unforgettable housewarming party for once you’ve settled into your new home. It’s easier than you think. Keep reading for our top tips for planning a fantastic party.
As excited as you will be to show off your new house, be sure to take your time settling in a bit before throwing your big party. Try to make sure most of your boxes are unpacked and your furniture is in place.
Consider a Theme
Housewarming parties are even more fun with a theme. Popular options are an “Open House” theme or a “Stock the Pantry” theme where your guests bring nonperishables to help you stock your new kitchen.
Send Invites Via Email
Don’t worry about sending paper invitations. Send email invites to your guests a few days or even weeks before your party. Ask them to RSVP so that you know how much food and drink to have on hand.
Invite Your New Neighbors
There’s no better time to get to know your new neighbors than a housewarming party. Invite them to stop over during your party so you can introduce your family. It’s an easy way to start on the right foot and be a good neighbor.
Set Up a Registry
You can easily create a gift registry for your party in-store or online. Your guests might want to give you a little something that you can use in your new home. Include items at different price points to accommodate everyone’s budgets.
Food and Drinks
Stick to simple, bite-sized foods that can be kept safely at room temperature. Classics like cheese, fruit, and cookie platters are good bets. Be sure to have drinks available as well.
Set Up an Atmosphere
Make sure the main party area is cleared and unpacked. This will likely be the living room and kitchen.
You can set the mood with a housewarming playlist. Check Spotify for premade playlists or create your own.
If it’s a summertime party, consider hosting it out in your new yard to avoid messes inside.
The main event should be a tour of your new home. You can either give a guided tour or invite your guests to wander around on their own.
If you’re not quite finished unpacking yet, don’t worry, your guests will understand.
You can also organize some simple games such as trivia about your house or town or perhaps even have a scavenger hunt around your new place.
Enjoy Your Housewarming – You Earned It!
Your housewarming should be a welcome celebration after the task of moving. Moving to a new house can be stressful—but it doesn’t have to be.
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