How to Throw a Successful House Warming Party

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You’ve finally settled into your dream house, unpacked all the boxes, cleared out the mess and transferred all the utilities. Now that you’re done with the move, it’s time to show off your new home to family and friends! A house-warming party is the best way to welcome guests into your home and start making memories.

Plan and Send Invites

First, you have to decide what kind of party it will be: elaborate dinner party, low-key backyard barbecue, etc. You may even choose a theme like the 80s or The Great Gatsby where everyone is invited to wear a costume. Prepare invites in accordance of the type of party you’re throwing. Send them the traditional way through the mail, text everyone or sent evites.

Prep the Bathrooms and Seating

Your bathroom will have to accommodate more people than usual, so be sure to stock up on essential supplies such as toilet paper, extra towels, soap, candles, etc. Make sure you have plenty of seating spaces so no one is forced to crowd around awkwardly. If you’re going for comfort, add some bean bags or even a fancy blanket on the floor with some nice throw pillows.

Hide Delicate Things

If you have antiques, artwork, special vases or other valuable possessions displayed, it’s best to put them away for the event. You don’t want anyone to bump into your valuables and damage or break them, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Strategically Place Food and Beverages

Showing off your home’s best assets is easy when you have food and drink to pull attention to your main areas. If you have a beautiful view out of the dining room picture window, place the drink station there, or if you’re really proud of your antique table, set some snacks on it so people see it clearly.

Light Candles and Organize a Playlist

Inviting scents like vanilla or cinnamon make people feel more comfortable and relaxed. Light candles in scents for the season, such as pumpkin spice scent in fall. Come up with a killer playlist with music that generally appeals to all guests.

Set Times for Group Tours

The whole point of throwing this party is to show off your house. But rather than take people on a tour whenever they arrive (this gets time consuming and takes you away from the action), set up times to take groups for a look, such as after dinner and before dessert.

Document the Event

Use Polaroid cameras for instant pictures and encourage guests to do the same. They make great mementos of your party. Ask everyone to take photos with their phones and set up an album on a photo site or social media site. This way, they can all just upload their photos to one organized album.

Contact Around the Clock Moving and Storage

Planning ahead to your house warming party is great, but first you have to move in. Contact us for great rates on residential moves at 469-853-0045.