You’ve made the move into your dream house, unpacked the boxes, and cleaned up. Once you are settled, it’s time to show off your new home. Throwing a housewarming party or an “open house” is a great way to see old friends, meet new neighbors, and enjoy some downtime.
When it comes to planning a successful housewarming party, we have a few tips. Read on, to gain inspiration as you plan your get-together.
Send Out Formal Invites
Give yourself lots of time to plan your party beforehand so that you’re prepared. This means choosing whether your party is an elaborate dinner party or an evening get-together. Consider including an RSVP so you can prep for how many guests you’ll be having.
Include Extra Seating
Besides making sure your home is clean and well organized, you also need to make sure that there are ample seating spaces so that people don’t crowd around awkwardly. You can easily put a blanket on the floor and throw some cushions to create a more comfortable seating arrangement. Chairs and benches from the dining room can also be brought to the living room if necessary. People love to huddle around a bar, so bar stools are a good option if you have counter space.
Allow Easy Access to Food and Drinks
You want to show off your home’s best assets, so the key is to place sips and nibbles in front of them. For example, if you have an amazing view, place the drink station right in front of it. Or if you have a beautiful antique table, set the snacks on it so that people can see it clearly. This is a great way to make people focus on the good aspects of your home.
Make It a Sensory Experience
An inviting scent can make your guests feel more comfortable and relaxed. You can even light scented candles according to the season, or vibe. Moreover, music is the key to anyone’s heart so organize a killer playlist to get guests in the mood to party.
Offer Guests Tours of the House
The whole point of throwing a house-warming party is to show off your house to your close friends. It’s a hassle to give every single person a tour of your house which is why you should set a specific time to take everyone around for a look. After dinner and before dessert would be a suitable time.
Skip the Decorations
Don’t worry about decorating! The main feature should be your new house. Focus on tidying up and the little decor details, like throw pillows and picture frames. A few cheery floral arrangements will be more than enough to gild the lily.
After all the hassle that you went through by paying additional costs, unpacking, and organizing your house to make it look somewhat decent, you deserve to throw a party and enjoy yourself. By following these simple rules, you can make sure that you and everyone else will have a memorable day. So don’t hesitate to give yourself a break!