If you’re moving into a new home, there’s no doubt you’ll want to show it off to all 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’re 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 don’t want to stress out about getting your home ready for a housewarming party when you aren’t even settled into your 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’s not solely a family event (I guess, depending on your family), but when you’re inviting friends and family, or just friends, it can be a bit harder to navigate. Start by writing down your must-have invitees. This may be your best friend, your cousin, or your sister. Whoever it is, start there and go down your list of friends. Make sure you’re inviting people that get along and will keep the party flowing, instead of guests having hassles with other guests. It’s difficult if you invite a few people that won’t get along (especially if they’re seated next to each other).
Another tip that’s very important, in my opinion, you shouldn’t feel pressured to invite anyone – this is your party and you get the final say. Invite the people you want to invite and don’t send invites to those you don’t want.
Create a casual menu
The reason you create your guest list before your menu is because you’ll need to know if anyone has food allergies or aversions to any foods. You’ll need to know how many people you’ve invited to know approximately how much food you’ll need. Of course, this will change once the final count gets 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 you don’t have to work so hard during your party. In fact, having your party catered, 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. 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, so have fun while doing it.
Don’t stress about decorations
Another tip that’s important is making sure you aren’t 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 worth it! In Utah, Movin’ can help with any needs, especially when it comes to residential and commercial moving, plus lifting very heavy items, since they do gun safe moving in Salt Lake City.