When new buyers move into their home, the first thing on the to-do list is unpacking. The second thing is to show off the new home to friends and family! A housewarming party doesn’t have to be a huge, overwhelming affair especially after the stress of moving, but it does require some planning. These tips can help you plan a successful housewarming party.
Timing of the Party
You’ll need some time to get settled, and prospective guests will need a chance to free their schedules for the party. For these reasons alone, guests should receive a few weeks notice.
If people plan to come from out of town, it’s best to have the party on the weekend. It gives guests time to travel and not have to worry about work the next day. You’ll also have more time to prepare your home for the planned festivities.
The Guest List
It is normal to tell family and friends about your housewarming, but don’t forget to invite the new neighbors. A housewarming party is a great opportunity to meet the people of the neighborhood as well as introduce friends and family to your new environment. By including neighbors in your guest list, you show that you are welcoming and even if they don’t come, you’ve done your bit by extending an invitation.
Volunteering a Tour Guide
You might be stuck with hosting duties, but can volunteer someone else to be the tour guide. Even if you haven’t fully unpacked or decorated, family and friends would love to see the space. Have someone who can provide guests with a quick tour of the premises as you mingle with attendees.
The Right Food
The food for this party shouldn’t be complicated or messy. Guests will be walking around and taking in the new place. They shouldn’t have messy foods with sauces that can spill or full plates that require them to sit and eat. Fingers foods are most appropriate for housewarming parties.
A housewarming party shouldn’t stress you further but instead, serve as an opportunity to bring friends and family together to enjoy your new space. For a unique way to enjoy this festive occasion, consider adding a photo booth from A Cut Above Photo Booth to your guest list. Our fully interactive photo booths are digitally-accessible and have SMS sharing capabilities that allow you and guests to instantly share memorable moments. Contact us today to discuss renting a photo booth for your next occasion!