Housewarming parties have been a long-standing tradition for years, where your friends and family visit to celebrate and explore your new home. It’s a great, memorable way to kickstart your new lifestyle, especially if it is surrounded by the people that you love.
Need some motivation for your very own housewarming party? Here are a few steps you should take and consider when planning your big night.
1 - Create a guest list
This housewarming party is a good idea to expand your social circle, especially if you are new to the area. So, assuming you are inviting your friends and family around, it would be a nice idea to welcome your new neighbours, or even new workmates if you moved for work purposes.
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, you can interpret that somewhere, or it could be as simple as fancy dress. Housewarming parties tend to be casual, but it depends on how far you want to go.
3 - Pick a suitable date and time
With reasonable notice to your guests, make sure you have chosen a date and time where you know you will be fully settled in and 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
These days it’s all done over Facebook event pages and social media, but if you prefer to keep it traditional, 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, 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
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!
Thanks for reading. Have a great night.