So you have moved into your new home. A post move housewarming party gives you the perfect opportunity to show it off to your family and friends. If you’ve never thrown a housewarming party before it can seem like there is a lot of things to do that you can find yourself overwhelmed, but we promise, hosting a party is definitely worth it. Here are the steps you need to host an awesome and easy housewarming party.
Choose a date for the party
The first thing you need is a date for the party. Make it as soon as you have moved but not before you have unpacked, cleaned and decorated the house. Also, make sure that the date is convenient for everyone.
Create a guest list
Write down the names of the people you want to invite, starting with your closest friends and relatives and moving on to coworkers. Do not invite more people than your house and budget can accommodate.
Send out invitations
Send out invitations by email or social media at least two weeks in advance, so that your guests will have enough time to plan. Be sure to include the date, start time and end time.
Create a list of foods and beverages to be served
Create a list of foods and beverages you want to serve at the party. If you are going to serve catered food, make the list with the help of the caterer.
Prepare your home for the party
Clean, wash, paint and decorate your house to give it a polished, classy and attractive look. Make sure all of your belongings are unpacked and there aren’t a million boxes left over. If you are not up to the task of unpacking get unpacking help from your movers.
Get ready for the party
A lot of work needs to be done on the day of the party, including cooking, cleaning and decorating. Make sure everything is done perfectly and before the guests arrive.
Make sure to greet each guest personally
Make sure to greet each guest personally as soon as he or she arrives, even if you are busy, so they feel valued.
Offer to give your guests a tour of your new home
After a number of guests have arrived, offer to give them a tour of your new home. Show them all the rooms, including pantries and closets.
Once the party is planned you’ll be glad you decided to have your friends and family over, plus hosting a party helps you get settled faster into your new place! If you need help changing your address, moving around furniture or need storage ideas head over to our blog where we have a lot of great moving tips.