After months of research and home opens, designing, planning and decorating; it’s time to show off your new house. What better way than by hosting a house warming party to celebrate with friends and family. A successful party does require some planning and preparation, so here are some helpful ideas to get you started.
When to host
There’s no rush to host your house warming party as you will want to make sure that you have everything in order first, a few weeks or even a couple of months after you officially move in is perfectly acceptable. Having empty moving boxes and other clutter around your home will take the sparkle out of displaying your new home, so hold off until you’ve had a chance to settle in and get comfortable with your new surroundings.
Your new neighbours
Starting off on the right foot with neighbours can go a long way in creating a harmonious environment to live in for the foreseeable future. Whether or not you decide to invite them to your house warming, it’s still a good idea to at least warn them that you’ll be hosting a party (especially if you’re going to kick on until late at night). Make up some flyers to drop off in their letterboxes or better yet, use this as an opportunity to introduce yourself.
On the day
First, pick the time of day that you will host your house warming. If you’re planning a lunch then ordering or picking up the food the day before is a good idea as the last thing you want to be doing is rushing around getting things sorted when your guests are starting to arrive. If you’re having an evening affair make sure you organise or pick up your food and decorate early in the morning, you don’t want to be late for your own party! Have plenty of snacks and nibbles for people throughout the night as well, especially if you will be serving alcohol. About an hour before people are due to arrive, run down to the local servo or shops and pick up plenty of ice for the event.
There are plenty of music streaming apps you can use to play your tunes for the party. Spotify is great (the free version does have ads that play between tracks every now and then), if you have a prime video account you can use this to register a free amazon music account as well (plays without ads) and there are also plenty of pre-made free playlists on YouTube. Just pick the one that works for you.
Hopefully these couple of helpful hints will assist you in planning and showing off your new home without too many hiccups.