Moving into a new home is an occasion in life that should be celebrated. Whether you are moving back to your hometown, out to the big city, or just purchased your first home, bringing family and friends together for a party is always a great way to warm your home.
As we all get back to being able to gather safely with our loved ones, now is the time to start planning if you have been putting off your housewarming party. You will want to make your guests feel welcome and have a great opportunity to show off all the work that you have done in your new home.
From food preparation to choosing the right casino games for a party that will be remembered, there is a lot of work to do in order to plan the perfect gathering. Let’s take a look at how to plan the perfect housewarming party.
Moving into a new home is a huge undertaking, and it can be weeks before your home feels like it is in order. Don’t plan your party too soon after moving. Give yourself plenty of time to get properly settled in your home before you open your doors to your guests. You want to be as organized as possible in your home before you try to add the planning of a party to your to-do list.
You may want to have an intimate dinner with just family or a huge blowout with everyone that you know; it’s up to you. Take some time to think about what type of party you want to host and start planning out your guest list. If you are going all out, you will need to include some of the following guests:
- Close friends
- Family members
- New neighbors
- Contractors that worked on your home
You don’t want to spend every minute of your party in the kitchen working on the food. Keep things simple, and you will be able to visit with your guests. Choose dishes that are easy to cook and items that can be prepared ahead of time. You could bring in the help of a catering company to take care of everything so that you can relax and enjoy the party.
Your guests may want to bring you a housewarming gift to help celebrate and congratulate you on your new home. If you don’t want too many duplicate gifts, you can make specific requests on your invitation. For example, if your home is a fixer-upper, you may want to include a short message on your invite that gift cards to Home Depot would be appreciated as a gift. You could also register at your favorite home goods store and add that information to your invitation.
You don’t want your party to be boring, so it’s good to plan a few activities that your guests will enjoy. Try one of these party activities that your guests will love:
- Video game tournament
- Mystery dinner
- Casino games
- Fortune teller
- Scavenger hunt
Moving into a new home can be exciting and stressful. When you are ready to celebrate and show off your home to your friends and family members, follow these tips to help you plan the perfect housewarming party.