Throwing the perfect housewarming party

Throwing the perfect housewarming party

You’ve done it! You finally have the keys to your brand new Waterstone home and you are all moved in! Now, why not throw an amazing housewarming party to celebrate and, of course, show off your beautiful new home? To inspire you, we’ve pulled together our top housewarming party tips to help show off your new place and have fun with your nearest and dearest.

Party Planning
The key to any successful event planning is all in the detail. Take time to plan what type of housewarming party you want to throw – will it be a themed party? Do you want to play games? Would you like people to mingle in the garden or prefer to keep them indoors? What will you feed them, a sit-down meal or just simple finger food?

Party Invitations
At this time of year, people are busy with holidays and diaries fill up quickly, so we’d recommend getting your invites out at least a few weeks in advance. Why not create a Facebook event or use a free online invite service like to help you keep track of who’s coming?

Party Food & Drinks
Keep it simple. Nothing is more stressful than knowing a bunch of people are about to descend on you expecting to be fed and watered – it’s important that you enjoy the party too! Choose simple dishes that are easy to make, but quick to impress and ensure that everyone, as well as the non-drinkers, are catered for when it comes to drinks. Oh, and don’t forget to check for any special dietary requirements on your invites!

Prep The House
It’s your pride and joy, the reason you are throwing the party in the first place, so there are a few things to remember to do before your guests arrive. Put any precious or treasured items far out of harm’s way so nothing gets damaged, lost or broken. Remember to ensure all bathrooms that you plan for your guests to use are fully stocked with all of the essentials and organise each room depending on how you want people to use it during the party, i.e. ensure there are enough chairs or cushions where you want people to sit, arrange food and drink in the places where you want people to eat. Bear in mind that this is a housewarming party, so people will probably expect a guided tour at some point – so make sure every room is prepped and ready for prying eyes. Add a few decorations for a finishing touch and some nice room fragrance to make your house smell wonderful.

Enjoy the Party
Parties are often hard work and stressful to organise, even if they are a lot of fun, so make sure that you get as involved on the day as you can with introducing people who may have only just met. Also, be sure to let people know to help themselves to food and drink.

Don’t forget Thank-you Cards.

A few days after the party, it’s a good idea to send out thank you cards to your guests for helping you settle into your new home.

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