So, you moved into a beautiful house, decorated it with all those expensive pieces of furniture and artwork, and now all that’s left to do is to throw a memorable housewarming party to your family, friends and new neighbors. Housewarming parties are a great way to have friends and family over to celebrate a monumental milestone in your life. Because the whole point of throwing a housewarming party is to show off your new house to your loved ones, in addition to getting to know your new neighbors. But you might be quite unsure on how to plan it, especially because this is your first party at your new family home. And first impressions are everything. So, here are some tips on how to throw a great party for the grand unveiling of your new home:
The guest list
While it might be quite tempting to invite guests as soon as you move in, it’s ideal to wait for a week or two before you do. This is to ensure that your home is prepped and ready to have guests over. Once you’ve cleaned your home and unpacked all the boxes and furniture, create a guest list. While there isn’t a limit to how many people you can invite, you should be aware of how many people your house can accommodate at a given time as you wouldn’t want your guests to feel crammed and uncomfortable. A housewarming party is about surrounding yourself and sharing your new living space with the people who will bring in positive energy and warm your house. Therefore, if you don’t feel comfortable inviting certain friends or colleagues into your new home, don’t. Don’t forget to extend the invitation to your new neighbors as this is a great way to meet them and start off on good terms.
You’re not going to have the time to entertain every guest, therefore, it’s important that you provide your guests with plenty of entertainment to keep them engaged throughout the party. You can set the mood by playing music by making a playlist of songs for the event. You can also plan a few games like a scavenger hunt, charades, cards against humanity and Pictionary. This will help you actively engage with your guests and make them feel welcome. If kids are invited, you can set up games and activities for them so that their parents can enjoy the party and socialize without worrying about their children. You can contact a bouncy castle hire Sydney to rent one for the day if you’ve got enough space in your yard or you can set up space inside for musical chairs if you don’t have a big yard.
Food and beverages
Another great way of impressing your guests and new neighbors is by serving plenty of good food and drinks. However, if you’ve only recently moved in, most your cookware will be in boxes, therefore you can opt for a caterer or serve bite-sized food. And if you’re worried about spills that could ruin your new carpet or couch, you can avoid serving food or drink that could spill or be prepared to clean up messes promptly. Another measure you can take to protect your furniture from condensation marks is to leave coasters around on all tables. This way you wouldn’t have to be the nagging host that keeps reminding everyone to get a coaster as it will already be there.