If you are moving into a new home, there is no doubt that you want to show it off to all of your friends and family members. A housewarming party is a blast, but planning one takes a bit of time, effort, and thought, especially when you are in the midst of a move, as well. If you want to throw a housewarming party for yourself (or for a friend), here are 5 tips for the best housewarming party –
Get moved in and settled first
Before anything else, get moved in and settled first. You do not want to stress out about getting your home ready for a housewarming party when you are not even settled into that home in the first place. Give it a few weeks (or more) and then prepare for a housewarming party!
Choose who to invite
Drawing up the guest list is important. It’s a bit easier if it is solely a family event (I guess, depending on your family), but when you are inviting friends and family, or just friends, it can be a bit harder to navigate. Start by writing down your non-negotiable invitees. This may be your best friend, or your sister. Whoever it is, start there and go down your list of friends. Make sure you are inviting people that get along and will keep the party flowing, instead of stopping it. The worst thing you can do is to invite a few people that will not get along (especially if they are seated next to each other).
Another tip that is very important, in my opinion, is to know that you should not feel obligated to invite anyone – this is your party and you get the final say. Invite the people you want to invite and do not invite those that you do not want in your home.
Create a casual menu
The reason you create your guest list before your menu is because you need to know if anyone has any food allergies or aversions and you also need to know how many people you have invited to know approximately how much food you will need to have. Of course, this will change once the final headcount comes out closer to the event, but it will give you a head start. Once you know what kind of food you need to avoid, you can create your menu. Write down your menu ideas, but make sure to create a casual menu so that you don’t have to work hard during your party. In fact, you could always have it catered, which would save you a lot of time!
Give tours of your home
Be ready to give tours of your home! This just comes with any housewarming party, but what you can do, is wait until a big group has formed and then do 2-3 tours at once, to save yourself time and effort, so that you actually have time to enjoy your party! Giving tours of your home is fun, though, so have fun while doing it.
Don’t stress about decorations
Another tip that is important is to make sure you are not stressing about decorations. People are coming to see your home – not balloons or streamers. Party decorations for a housewarming party is just unnecessary, in my opinion, but to each their own. Just make sure that whatever you do, it’s not bringing you any stress. Keep it simple and just enjoy your party!
I hope that you enjoy your housewarming party! If you need any help moving, don’t hesitate to hire professional movers – it is very worth it! In Utah, Movin’ can help with any need, especially when it comes to residential and commercial moving, plus lifting very heavy items, since they do gun safe moving in Salt Lake City.