How To Throw A Great House Warming Party!
Are you keen to show off your new home and thinking of throwing a Housewarming party, but don’t know where to start? We have the very best steps to help you get all your close friends and family together to begin creating memories for your new lifestyle.
1 - CREATE A GUEST LIST
This housewarming party is a good time to friendly with your new neighbours, expand your social circle and to get to know them. Friends and family are very important people to invite in order to make your house a home.
2 - DECIDE ON A THEME
If you decide to have a theme, ensure it is something cool and exciting. For instance, if you are moving in towards a holiday i.e. Christmas or Halloween. Housewarming parties tend to be casual, but it depends on how far you want to go.
3 - PICK A SUITABLE DATE AND TIME
Make sure your guests are fully aware and given reasonable notice so that you have a full house. Also, ensure you have chosen a date and time where you know you will be fully settled in, the stressful part is over and you’re ready for a party. It may be a good idea to have it on a weekend as well, in case any of your guests are planning on having sore heads in the morning!
4 - CREATE THE INVITES
You can let your friends and family know by creating a Facebook event page and a quick message over social media, but if you really want to impress your new neighbours produce some creative invites that will make your guests want to attend. For instance, set the tone with a fun background and some gorgeous calligraphy, but keep it casual… going too formal might scare some people off.
5 - SET UP GOOD ENTERTAINMENT
There are many things you can do at a party as entertainment for your guests including some music, but for a housewarming party it may be a good idea to host some fun, engaging games that involve your home, such as:
- Scavenger hunt.
- ‘Guess the paint colour’ game
- ‘Design a room’
- Housewarming bingo
- Room memory game
6 - GIVE TOURS
It's a housewarming party, guaranteed 90% of your invited guests haven’t seen your new home yet. So, show off your recently enforced hosting skills and offer tours around your brand new home. It also allows your guests to feel a lot more comfortable during the event, then.
7 - WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
Don’t allow your guests to go hungry, that’s just poor hosting skills. Whether it’s supreme finger foods or a full dining experience, offering a nice buffet with some fizz on the side is a great idea for a housewarming party.
8 - TAKE LOTS OF PHOTOS
As we mentioned before, this is a time to start creating new memories, so populate your digital memory with some exciting happy photos of the events. These photos can then contribute to your home perhaps framed in the hallway or as a present to your guests. Picturing your housewarming party allows you to reminisce these achieving moments in the future.
9 - DECORATE
You can find some great housewarming decoration ideas on Pinterest, but decorating for a party is a necessity. It turns attendance into an event and really sets the mood for a good time. Also, it shows how much effort the host has put into to ensure a great first impression for their guests.
10 - PARTY FAVOURS
Finally, we have the party favours, it’s always a nice and encouraging gesture for the host to give back for attending. It doesn’t necessarily have to be anything costly, but a simple housewarming themed party bag is always fun and a generous way to end the night!
We hope this makes your first party in your home easier to plan. Enjoy your night!