So, you’ve just bought a house, added your personal touches, and moved in. Now what? Christen your house with a fun housewarming party for your friends and family. You can even use it as an opportunity to reach out to your neighbors and get to know them. There are some basic essentials you’ll need to ensure you have a housewarming party that makes everyone feel welcomed.
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Design your own invitations with ease online. There are countless programs you can use to create something special. Two of the easiest to use are Canva and Crello. You’ll be able to choose from hundreds of pre-made designs and adjust almost any element to make it yours. From font choices to color schemes and images, you have fun making it just right. You can even include a photograph of you and your family at your new home. Hire a photographer and get a pink smoke bomb or blue smoke bomb to make it even more fun. This unique reveal will give all your guests a sneak peek of what to expect.
Hire a Cleaning Crew
If you just got moved in, you might not have everything 100% in order. Hire a cleaning crew to help you put the finishing touches on your home. A clean house is much more inviting and healthier than a messy one. If you’ve ever had piles of stuff you were worried about knocking over in your own house, you probably know how your guests would feel to walk into your house in that state. If you don’t get everything sorted out before the party, you can even close a couple of doors to your guests. They’ll understand if there are a couple of spots that you haven’t gotten to.
You’re not there to entertain your guests, but if you want them to hang out for a while, offer entertainment. Maybe show off your movie room by hosting a movie night. Maybe place a custom built colorful inflatable in your garden to entertain the children in the party while you will be sitting and chatting around the dinner table. Though bouncy inflatables are loved by everyone, both kids and adults. It can be of any design and size you can think of; a bouncy castle, a tunnel, maybe a themed icon or character, or even just any shaped structure. Put out some family-friendly board games and put some yard games outside. Think of all the ways you want people to use your home and do those things. You might have some fun music playing in the background and share your new place with the people you’re closest to.
Make Your Favorite Foods
When you’re hosting people in your home, food is essential. Whether you serve a full meal or some appetizers, you can easily make a dish everyone will like. Crockpot tacos, a baked potato bar, and simple cheese and cracker platters are some easy options. Think about baked dips and simple punch recipes. If you have a signature dish or dessert that everyone knows about, you can serve that as well. Food has a way of bringing people together and will definitely make a housewarming party cozy and memorable.
Did you just invest in a farm or a larger plot of land? Host a bonfire. You can have hotdogs and marshmallows over the fire. Invite everyone to bring their own chairs and something to share. Have someone play the guitar and sing some songs and bring wedding sparklers to add a festive flair to the event. You can even offer long wedding sparklers to protect people from getting burned in the fire. People love the rustic vibe of a good bonfire. It’s a fun time spent with family and friends.
Give Gifts to Your Guests
Thank your guests for coming to your housewarming party. While some people may bring gifts and cards, others will just show up. Some may bring a bottle of wine and others might get you a new set of oven mitts. No matter what they come with, thank them for their presence, not just their presents. A few simple party favor ideas are to give a small treat bag with home made goodies, a card with a small gift card to Starbucks or something handmade. These little gifts go a long way.
Throwing a housewarming party is a great way to get everyone together at your home for the first time. Show off your home decorating and cooking skills, while offering a few fun activities for people to do. Having options for the young and old will go a long way to making your party the best on the block.