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Our Guide to throwing the best House-warming Party

A new house often tends to feel empty and alien, especially during the first few days of settling in. The neighborhood may be new, faces unrecognizable, and you may keep dropping your keys to the ground when you walk in because you have forgotten that the shelf that used to be at the front door is not there any longer.

A tried and tested way to settle into your new house, fill it with your energy and the energy of those you love, create new memories, and mark it as your own is by throwing a house-warming party.

Contrary to what you may know, the reason for throwing house-warming parties is not only to impress your friend and new neighbors but to settle in properly into your new house and make it feel like home.

That said, we have a few tips for you to help you throw the best house warming party you have ever had for yourself and your guests. Let us know if you tried out any of our tips and how well they worked for you.

  1. You don’t have to have EVERYTHING in order yet:

You do not have to be done with the furnishing, redecorating, or even unboxing to throw a house warming party. House-warming parties are best organized when the house is still relatively new, and waiting to have all those things sorted out may take the novelty out of the entire experience.

Rather than fussing about having your whole house organized before you host your house-warming party, focus only on the areas that your guests will occupy, such as the living room, dining area, bathroom, terrace, and maybe the kitchen. This little tip is guaranteed to save you hours of fixing, unpacking, and decorating.

  1. Send invites early:

We advise you to send out invites to your house-warming party as early as possible, preferably about a month (or at least a few weeks) before the scheduled date. This will give your guests time to plan towards your event, free up their schedule, and pick up that last-minute bottle of wine on time.

Regarding house warming party invitation ideas, countless resources offer great samples such as Pinterest.com or Instagram. You have the option of sending out a paper and ink invitation or a virtual one. We suggest you send out real invitations for a more personalized touch.

  1. Consider an open house:

If your new space is small and will not be able to hold the number of people you expect to show up, then consider throwing an open-house, as opposed to a conventional house-warming party.

What this means is that you can have people dropping by at various times of the day (say between the hours of 12 and 6 pm) instead of having them all cramped up in a little space at the same time.

  1. House warming games:

Where is the fun in a house warming party with no games? When it comes down to selecting house warming games, you want to make sure you choose one that everybody is comfortable participating in. Your house warming party game should be:

  • Age-appropriate
  • Interactive
  • Fun
  • Easy to play

Anything else and you risk being faced with an uninterested audience or offending someone.

We hope our simple and effective house warming tips have been helpful to you. Don’t forget to let us know which ones worked for you down in the comments below.

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