Host a Housewarming Party

How To Host a Housewarming Party For Yourself!

Moving into a new neighborhood marks an exciting chapter in life—a fresh start filled with new opportunities, neighbors and memories waiting to be made. And what better way to celebrate this magnificent milestone than by throwing a housewarming party for yourself or your family! This can be a fantastic way to connect with new neighbors, introduce your kids to the neighborhood crew and learn all the ins and out of your new community by those who are already there! You can also introduce your old friends to your new friends! Where to start? Read on!

Make a plan. Choose a date that gives you ample time to settle into your new home. Then decide who you’d like to invite. This could include friends, family, coworkers and, of course, your new neighbors! If you have children, get them involved in who they want to come too. Next send invitations by email and social media and personally deliver the ones to your neighbors.

Time to nosh! You could make this a dinner party or go for simple snacks placed in different areas. What you serve may depend on the time you have your party. You can have it catered or make it a potluck. Cooking at the grill is a prime place for conversations to start. Consider multiple dietary options (dairy free, nut free, gluten free, etc.) and have a refreshing drinks area with choices for everyone from water to soda to alcoholic beverages.

Make it fun! Curate a lively mixed-group-appropriate playlist that sets the mood for your party. Depending on your space and guest list, consider incorporating games or activities to keep everyone engaged and entertained. Games like giant Jenga, giant checkers, corn hole, croquet and ladder ball are all fun ways for people to meet and play together.

Give house tours. Give brief tours of your new home – that’s one of the reasons they’re at your party! Share fun anecdotes and stories about the process and get your guests involved by asking their opinions on future design ideas or ways to use certain spaces.

Capture the memories. Set up a designated area for photos. You can have a simple backdrop, a photo booth or go all out with an Insta-worthy background – look online for fun options. You can even come up with your own hashtag so you can find any pictures people took at your party in one click!

Stay in touch. Provide a guest book for guests to leave messages or well wishes. After the party, continue to build relationships with your neighbors and stay engaged in your community. Attend their neighborhood parties and join local groups.

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