Simple Ideas For An Ultimate Housewarming Party
Moving to a new home can be a bit overwhelming, but it’s also very exciting at the same time. One of the things that can help you settle in is a housewarming party. It’s been a longstanding tradition and is a great way to welcome a brand new chapter in your life. It’s also an opportunity to get to know your new neighbours. Now, when it comes to open house parties, there are two major themes: the traditional open house and the help-us-out.
Help Us Out
This theme works if you need extra hands in unpacking your things or decorating the house. It’s also an excellent way to start a relationship with your neighbours. One way you can do this is with a paint-my-house theme. If your new home or apartment needs some extra paint job, you can invite guests, informing them that you’d appreciate extra hands for some rooms needing a fresh coat of colour.
If you’re sending out invitations, let your guests know what to expect, such as how much work will be needed and that it’s going to be a messy party. Let them know, too, if you’re providing the paint and the tools or if they could offer some help in that area as well. Of course, you’d want to make sure you do this before unpacking all your stuff, which leads us to another exciting theme – an unpacking party!
What better way to break into your new home than by tearing into some boxes? You can take care of boxes that contain some really personal belongings and leave the rest to your guests. Just make sure you put labels on all the moving boxes that need unpacking so your guests will know which room to unpack them.
An open house housewarming party is a more traditional one. Guests can come and go as they please, whether family, friends, or neighbours. You simply need to tell them beforehand of the times they can come and visit. For the food, you can either prepare everything or give the guests the opportunity to bring their favourite by having a neighbourhood potluck. It is essential that you keep a set of disposable tableware. It will save you time from washing up the dishes, cleaning food spills, and keeping or storing leftover foods.
Games should be another way for your neighbours to get to know you more. For instance, you can have a scavenger hunt where the guests get to look for items you hide around your new home. This game will let you give them a house tour with less effort on your side. If you have plenty of time, you can also give your guests the challenge of designing an extra room in your house. If you have a large room to work on, divide the guests into four teams and have each team work on each of the four walls of the room. Alternatively, you can have each group design a particular area of the house, such as the kitchen or the living room, for instance. The team with the best design receives a small prize.
And speaking of prize, don’t forget to hand your guest some party favours as they leave. Include in the gifts a note containing some personal information, such as your phone number and address, so your family and friends will know how to stay in touch. If you’re comfortable giving out your social media address to some neighbours, you can do that, too.
It’s not all the time that you get to throw a housewarming party, so make sure you get it right. But, with these simple ideas, you’re sure to have one that’s both memorable and fun!