Did you know that in 2015 over 11% of the US population moved into a new home? That’s about 97,000 people every day!
If you’re looking for a new home, or already have one, then it’s time to start planning a housewarming get together.
Read on for our 5 best housewarming party ideas to get you ready to host the perfect celebration!
1. Host Your Get Together Open House Style
This is especially useful if your new home doesn’t exactly have the square footage to hold all your invitees at once.
Hold the party for a 2-5 hour period of time and let guests come when it’s convenient for them.
It will make it more likely that people come, and it’ll spread out the visitors so that it’s less crowded.
2. Give Yourself a Few Weeks to Settle In First
Hosting a party a few days or a week after you’ve moved it will just add unnecessary stress to an already hectic situation.
Give yourself 2-3 weeks to settle, unpack, and get comfortable before you invite all your friends and family.
Plus, waiting will give you an opportunity to meet your new neighbors. They’re a great addition to your invite list!
3. Themed Housewarming Party Ideas
If you want to take your party to the next level, incorporate a theme! Choose from one of these ideas or come up with your own:
- Pack the Pantry: Invite guests to bring a baked good or pantry staple and serve pies, cakes, or cookies.
- Stock the Bar: Serve a few favorite cocktails, and invite guests to help you stock your home bar. Always serve alcohol responsibly!
- Garden Party: Have tea time in the garden (weather permitting).
Pro Tip: Create a social media moment by having a place in the home or yard where friends can take a picture. Make a backdrop, provide a few photo props, and create a hashtag. Guests can use all these things to take memorable photos to share online.
4. Keep the Food Simple
For your sake, keep the menu simple. Moving can be stressful, and even after a few weeks, your cookware might not be fully unpacked.
Provide a few universally liked items that don’t take a lot of time or effort to prepare. Or just order catered snacks that you can pick up and serve immediately.
And remember, if your new home has carpet, serve and colored drinks outside, if at all.
5. Plan a House Tour
Give your guests what they came for; a view of your new home!
If there are still a few rooms that need putting together, then leave those doors locked, but make sure to hit the main rooms:
- Master Bed and Bath
- Living and Family Rooms
- Spare Bedroom
- Backyard/ Outdoor Living
If you’re setting up an open house style party, set up a few tours and list the times on the invite!
Be sure to point out one favorite thing about each room or something that makes it unique.
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Now that you’ve found got these perfect housewarming party ideas under your belt you’ll be ready to host your friends and family in your new pad!
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