Hosting a Housewarming Party to Remember
So you’ve finally finished the big move, have everything unpacked and in place. Now it’s time to start thinking about hosting the housewarming party. But don’t stress! Hosting a party doesn’t have to be overwhelming. There are some simple, key elements to incorporate that will ensure your party is not only fun, but highlights the best features of your new home. So before you start planning, here are a few tips to consider.
Be Selective with your Guests
It may sound harsh, but you need to be selective with whom you invite. After all, it is your house and having an overwhelming amount of people arrive can throw everything into overload. If you have bought a new condo in Ottawa, you might want to keep the guest list relatively compact, whereas if you’ve moved into a country house with sprawling acreage, you can expand the list.
Obviously, go for your closest and dearest friends and try to include a few people who might want to help with the prep and/or cleanup, or just sneaking coasters under drinks to protect your furniture! This is also the perfect opportunity to invite your neighbours and get to know them. If you love your new home, consider inviting your real estate agent as well!
Pick a Theme
Sure, it may sound beyond your age group, but picking a theme for your party can be a great way to add that extra flair of fun while also breaking the ice among your guests. So whether it’s a Hawaiian theme or Bringing back the 80s, it will be one of the main factors in making your housewarming party one that people will remember.
Have Great Food and Drink Selection
It’s a party, so you want to have great, tasty finger food that will have guests raving about it, along with a fully stocked bar to keep the party flowing. And sometimes going with a party theme can make this selection process so much easier. For example, if you’re going with Hawaiian, think tropical punch, piña coladas, and a whole lot of grilled skewers.
Music is one of the factors that can really set the tone of a party. So take a tally of your invitees. Try to make a playlist that they can relate to, that they’ll love or will at least go with your theme. If the majority of your guests are your friends you grew up with in the 80s, then you can bet that 80s playlist will get them jiving. Whatever you decide to go with, make sure it’s appropriate and isn’t putting people into a state of exhaustion.
So if you want to throw an epic housewarming party that people will be talking about for years to come, be sure to put thought into these four elements. Be selective with your guest list, pick a fun theme people will enjoy, and have great food and music to keep the party going all night long.