How to Throw the Ultimate Housewarming Party

How to Throw the Ultimate Housewarming Party

Moving into a new home is incredibly exciting. Once you have unpacked all your boxes, put all your belongings away and arranged your furniture, it’s time to celebrate with an impressive housewarming party! Traditionally, a housewarming party consisted of guests lighting fires in every fireplace of the home to literally warm the home and prevent evil spirits from entering. These days, however, people tend to be a little more sophisticated in how they welcome friends and family into a new home. Here are a few top tips to help you throw the ultimate housewarming party.

Invite the right people

A good trick when thinking about who to invite is to place a limit on the number of people right from the start. Too many people in a space will feel overcrowded and uncomfortable. Likewise, too few partygoers and your housewarming will fall flat. It is worth bearing in mind that a housewarming should consist of only your closest family, friends and colleagues rather than inviting everyone you know. The key is to invite just the right amount of the right people, at the right time. Ideally, you should send out your invitations a minimum of two weeks before the party to ensure your guests will be available and they can mark the event in their calendar so they don't miss it.

Plan a great menu

Food is an essential part of any housewarming but choosing the wrong type of dishes to present can result in awkward situations and create mess. Whatever you choose to serve your guests, it is better to stick with simple canape`s that can be set up buffet style. Make space for your guests to stand and move around so they can mingle while sipping their drinks. Also make sure you have some chairs for those that prefer to sit down and relax.

Set the scene

Music can provide a backdrop or play an integral role in your party. If your guests love nothing more than to get their groove on, try organising a play list of popular hits and leave space for some dancing. If your guests are more likely to prefer to engage in friendly conversation, a selection of cool jazz or trip-hop tunes will provide a nice atmosphere. If you’re not sure, then set up a track list of your own personal favourites. It’s your house after all! Always remember: keep it upbeat!

Get your game on

Party games aren’t just for kids you know! The right games can really liven up a gathering and encourage guests to meet new people and loosen up. Holding a raffle, playing a trivia based game, organising a quiz or games like Pictionary are all fantastically fun icebreakers.

Plan an exit strategy

An easy way to let guests know that the party is truly over is to set a preferred end time and then begin winding things down at least an hour beforehand. Turning up the lights, turning down the music and serving non-alcoholic drinks will subtly let your guests know it’s time to start heading off.

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