Moving house is a long and tiring process, but when you’re finally ready to present your house to your family and friends – old and new – and celebrate, it will all be worth it. As soon as all the renovating is done and you’ve found the right place for all your things, you’re ready to have your guests over.
Housewarming parties are not only to welcome old friends into your new home, but they are also a great opportunity to get to know your neighbors and feel more welcome in your new neighborhood. We’ve put together a list of things to look out for when throwing the ultimate housewarming party so that you, your friends, and your family all get the most out of it.
First impressions are everything, especially when it comes to parties. Your invitation is your chance to give people a taste of what’s to come. For something like a housewarming, a physical invite usually works better than the likes of an invite via Facebook. If you have the time and perhaps an artistic flare, you could create something yourself by hand. If not, you could try designing something simple and have an online print shop like print24 take care of the flyer printing for you. Either way, make sure it’s personal and inviting.
Striking a balance with food at a housewarming party often proves quite difficult. As there will be a lot of new friends and also people will be coming and going at different times, a formal sit-down meal is often not the best idea. Instead, opt for something a bit more casual like finger food, or salads and French-inspired quiches, cheeses, crackers and fruit, or even just cake and tea. Decide on something that is easy for you and doesn’t require your undivided attention during the party.
Every housewarming party needs music! Depending on the resources you have, you can either set up a Spotify playlist, play vinyl on your record player, or play CDs through your speakers. Whatever you go with, it’s often wise to choose music that is relatively liked by everyone, as you’re not entirely sure who to expect at your housewarming party.
Don’t stress too much about decorating for your housewarming party. What’s important here is that your new home looks clean and fresh. Flowers always go down a treat, but otherwise, everyone will be marveling at your new home anyway – with or without decorations.