Hi friends! Are you looking for tips on how to throw the perfect housewarming party? Look no further, here are 10 tips I found helpful when planning one:
Buy a house
This is the first and most important step. Buy/rent/book a house for the party!
Wait a couple of months to have the party
My recommendation is to wait at least 3 months. It sounds like a long time, but you will want to make sure that you’re settled. We planned ours in two months and did not account for all of the other weekends we had commitments/we were going out of town and had to move out of our previous home. Wait a couple of months, you’ll thank me later.
Send out the invitations on paperless post
If you’re throwing a housewarming, you’re adulting, congrats! What is more adulting than a paperless post invitation? Long gone are the days of Facebook events (jk I still make them), but
Serve food and snacks
If it’s in the summer, throw a BBQ so you can make burgers, hot dogs and bratwurst. Everyone likes these and it’s easy to feed a lot of people. Bonus – show off your new grill and cooking utensils. But, make sure to have some type of food at your party and let guests know on the invite so they know if they should eat before or come hungry. This is such a cute idea for a burger bar, I wish I saw it before our party:
Get decorations from Amazon
This is a no brainer, but my bestie got the cutest decorations from Amazon for our party. Check out these banners and house warming decorations:
Create a Photo Booth from decorations
Your first housewarming, make it memorable with a Photo Booth. You can buy the decorations from Amazon and make it yourself easily. We still have our photo booth up and it’s a fun way to take pictures with friends and remember the event!
Shop the look:
Get a wine cork letter sign
Another idea from my bestie, she’s super creative. She bought us the cutest H acrylic letter sign and everyone could sign a cork and put it in the letter sign. Such a fun idea and now we can carry on the tradition every time there is a special event and add our own cork to the sign.
Shop Wine cork signs:
Have a stock the bar party or make a registry
People will want to bring you a present to celebrate your new house. If you just had a wedding or don’t have specific gifts in mind, have
Provide the drinks for your guests
Food and drinks are a must for your housewarming. Especially if you’re having a stock the bar party, make sure to provide drinks for your guest. We had margaritas, sangria, wine and beer along with more drinks our friends brought to share with our guests.
Make a playlist and make sure Alexa is set up
I hope you found these tips helpful! What other tips do you have for a housewarming?
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