throwing a housewarming party after you move in

Tips For Throwing a Housewarming Party

Perhaps you just recently moved into a new home.  You tackled unpacking and decorating, and you finally feel settled in.  But now you are getting asked by friends and family about when they will be able to see your new place.  This may be the perfect time to throw a housewarming party.  But you may be uncertain about how to throw a successful housewarming party. Think of this party to fill your new home with loved ones so you can begin to make good memories in your new space.  Below are a few tips to get you started in your planning. 

Plan the Guest List and Invitations

Your first step will be to settle on a guest list.  It may be wise to keep the guest list under 25 people so that you do not feel overwhelmed.  Reach out to people on your street, so you can meet your new neighbors, and then add close family and friends.  Once the guest list is established, shop for your invitations or settle on some online invites.  Send invitations at least 2-3 weeks before the date of the party, so people have enough time to plan for it. 

Plan the Menu

Don’t let your housewarming party be a bland affair with veggies, dip and chips.  Have you ever been to one of those parties, where the food is lackluster, and people stand around awkwardly dipping carrot sticks into ranch dressing, making forced conversation?  You can do better than that!  One idea is to offer home-cooked and delicious food.  And make it interactive, so the guests get involved.  Perhaps a make your own pizza party.  Buy fresh pizza dough and all the fixings, and then let your guests create their own pizza.  It will help add to the conversation, and everyone gets something they like because they oversee making it!  Add some beer and soft drinks, and you have got yourself a party.  Another idea in this same vein would be make your own tacos bar or make your own nachos party. 

Purchase Housewarming Party Decorations

If you are on a budget, you want to make sure you can locate party decorations without going overboard.  Go conservative with the decorations and think less is more.  Besides, your guests want to see your new home, not party decorations.  Buy a few balloons and cute centerpieces and call it a day.  Use some of those balloons outside to mark the party location as a convenience to your guests.  

Make Fun Party Playlists for Your Housewarming Party

To help create a fun ambiance, you will want to play music all night.  It doesn’t have to be loud and blaring, but having music playing softly in the background will make your guests feel more comfortable. Silence tends to make people talk in whispers, so having music playing will help create that perfect party atmosphere.  You can look to Spotify for the perfect premade playlists or create some fun ones yourself.  Think of the music as a way to add to the feeling of celebration during your housewarming party.

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