Learn about how to throw a housewarming party to christen your new house and make it feel like home. When you move into a new house, it's always a lot of work to unpack and put your possessions where they belong. To make it more fun and to give yourself a deadline, throw a housewarming party so you can invite family and friends over to see your new place. You'll feel more at home after sharing your new place and making new memories.
To throw a housewarming party, you will need:
- Send out invitations. Decide when you want to have the housewarming party then buy or make invitations. Send them in the mail to make the party feel like the important event that it is. People love to get personal correspondence in the mail so mail the invitations at least a week or two before the housewarming party so people can plan to attend and to give yourself plenty of time to unpack and get your new home ready for company.
- Decide on the refreshments. Depending on when you will hold the housewarming party will determine the food and drinks to serve. For an afternoon party, snacks and appetizers are fine. For a party that spans the meal hour, plan to feed your company enough food to keep them happy while partying. Have plenty of beverages including some alcoholic and some nonalcoholic drinks to make everyone happy.
- Prepare your house for the party. Since you just moved, it's a good chance to unpack, fold up the boxes, and make your house shine. Paint the walls if needed so your house looks good. Repair any small items.
- Make your house inviting for the housewarming party. Put out fresh towels in the bathrooms and buy some fresh flowers for the table. Make your new home inviting for your first guests by adding a welcome mat at the front door.