What better way to celebrate your new home than by having a party with all of your favorite people to share the moment with? With all the new experiences that you may have been a part of this year, there is no greater feat than making a house that you love, the home you’ve always dreamed of.
One of the best ways to enjoy your new home is to celebrate this new life season with the people who matter most to you. After you have moved in, decorated your space and made it into something you adore, consider hosting a housewarming party to share the space with your closest friends and family.
There are various ways to throw a wonderful housewarming party. The best way to measure the success of your party is to know, good and well, that you’ve highlighted the space in a unique and personalized way and shared a piece of your world with others, without feeling as though you are overwhelmed with party planning or the small details of the event. It shouldn’t feel like a lot of work to celebrate your new home with friends and family.
Here are some of my favorite housewarming tips to celebrate your new home.
1. Prepare your space.
This may feel like an obvious tip, but often, new homeowners are so excited to show off their new home that they don’t spend enough time preparing it properly for guests or to host parties. Don’t rush the party, instead, focus on situating your space to your liking and comfort level before deciding on moving forward with a soiree. There is no harm in hosting a housewarming party 3 to 6 months after move-in day.
The extra time you spend focusing on decorating, organizing and turning your house into a home will pay off in the end when it comes to how your guests feel upon entry. There is no doubt that feelings of excitement and compassion will ensue, but don’t cut corners to get there, it will only cause more of a headache for you in the long run.
2. Register for gifts.
One of the best parts about owning your own home is turning it into a space that is uniquely you. From the home decor on the walls to the dishes on your shelves, your house should exude vibes that make you comfortable and happy in your space. When we move into a new house, the cost of the move can sometimes be a lot for us to handle.
Registering for gifts and essentials for your new house ia great way to ask others for help in a way that meets your needs. In all cases, friends and family alike want to bring gifts to your party, so why not give them options that you love instead of living with random home decor that doesn’t fit your style? Sure, registering for gifts may feel a little out of the normal for you, it’s nothing to feel awkward about. This is a great way to help people who love you gift you something they know you’ll love, a win-win for everyone involved. Some of my favorite shops to register through are Target, Pottery Barn or Wayfair.
3. Plan your guest list and send invitations with ample time.
One of the most fun, and important, aspects of party planning is knowing exactly who you want to invite and who decides on coming. Set your date out about 3 to 4 weeks and allow your guests ample time to determine whether or not they can attend. Don’t overextend your efforts by inviting too many people. Instead, write out a list of everyone you hope to invite then narrow it down to 15-25 people at most based on your space size and comfort level. You can always share your online registry with those who cannot attend as many will want to purchase you a special gift for you new home, even if they live across the country.
4. Decide on the food and drink options.
There are so many different options when it comes to the food and drink you can serve at a housewarming party. From a Sunday brunch theme to a swanky dinner party, choose food and drink options that fit your style and budget.
Other options include:
- Focus only on appetizers
- Choose easy-to-prepare finger foods
- Opt for a wine tasting
- Consider a potluck style
- Serve desserts only
- Throw a barbecue party
5. Make it uniquely you.
Above all else, this part should be uniquely created with your wants and needs in mind. Whether you’re hoping for a black and white dinner party or a casual backyard get together, doing what you love, with the people you love, in your new home is essential to the party’s success. Don’t overthink the details or overwhelm yourself with being politically correct when it comes to hosting a housewarming party. Focus on the aspects of the party that make you feel excited for it to happen and the party is already set up for success.
Congratulations on the purchase of your new home. We are so excited that you found a place that is sure to provide countless memories for you and your family. If you decide on hosting a housewarming party we encourage you to keep it simple and tailored to your interests. Include people you love and entertainment options that make sense for your space and budget.
If you are hoping to host a housewarming party in the near future, but haven’t secured the perfect home yet, we can help. Contact us today to get started on a journey you won’t forget.