Tips for Hosting a Housewarming Party
Today, on Redhead Mom, I’m sharing a partnered blog post about tips for hosting a housewarming party.
You just moved into a new home and you want to share your excitement about this big change and new part of your life with your family, friends, and possibly even your new neighbors. What better way to do that than to host a housewarming party in your new home??!! While it may not be the best timing to host a housewarming party during COVID-19, this is definitely something you can start planning for once things get back to normal. Check out these tips for hosting a housewarming party.
1 – Guest list – Start brainstorming a list of who you would like to invite to your housewarming party. You will also want to consider the size of your home and how many people it would comfortably fit for this get-together. It is a great opportunity to invite your neighbors into your new home and get to know them at the same time. You can either send invitations in the mail, online, or invite them in person.
2 – New outfit – Hosting a housewarming party is a great reason to head to the store and pick out that perfect outfit to help you feel your best in front of your family, friends, and neighbors. Pay attention to your budget and don’t go too crazy on your outfit and accessories.
3 – Welcoming decor – Now is a great time to pick up some new decorative pieces, hang up some pictures, or even set out that best hand tufted rug you’ve been wanting to display
4 – Pick a menu. Depending on how casual or formal you want your housewarming party to be, the menu should follow suit. Do you want a full meal or just snacks and drinks? Do you want a dessert and wine theme? The sky is the limit in what you choose for your food. Just be sure to have enough food for everyone you invited on the guest list. You don’t want to run out of food or drinks. Also be sure to have non-alcoholic beverages for those guests who don’t drink.
5 – Get the goodies, but encourage contributions. You will be amazed at how many of your guests will offer to bring something to your housewarming party. Whether it’s wine, a side dish or even a dessert, thank them for their contribution and then plan accordingly. Don’t solely rely on the item someone said they will bring, but rather use it as an addition to what you’ve already planned.
6 – Prepare for guests. Depending on weather and the number of guests, ensure that there are some tables and chairs for people to sit at during your housewarming party. You’ll find that a lot of people will walk around and mingle with one another, but it’s always nice to have a comfortable spot to sit in as well. Plan for weather as well. If it’s going to rain, you’ll want to make sure you don’t have food and seating set up outside. Learn more about other homes and setups in your neighborhood.
7 – Relax and mingle. Now it’s time to relax, eat, and enjoy all those who came to celebrate your new home with you. Be sure to greet everyone and thank them for joining you. Enjoy your housewarming party!
What tips do you have for hosting a housewarming party?