Each year, around 40 million people in the United States move to a new home. With so many people changing houses, it’s no wonder that housewarming parties are a popular event. They offer a great way to welcome new homeowners to the neighborhood, to show off a new and improved space and to relax after such a big life change. While planning and hosting a housewarming party might seem like a simple task, there are a few things you’ll want to consider to ensure it’s as stress-free as possible.
Don’t Go Overboard on the Budget
Seeing as you’ve just moved into your new home, you don’t want to go overboard on the party budget, as you’ll likely need to put that money towards any small repairs or interior design adjustments. For your housewarming party, it helps to begin by assigning a budget and sticking to it. When doing this, try to craft a unique party theme that incorporates the design style of your home into it. If you’re going for a Scandinavian minimalist interior design look, for example, you can use this to your advantage and play with those styles and colors. Even if you’re going to have a lot of guests over, it can be helpful to dedicate only one space of your new home to be the party area as it will allow you to focus on decorating and designing a theme for a smaller space.
Wait Until You’re Settled In
Once you’ve unpacked all of the boxes and put everything in its place, it might be tempting to invite all of your friends and family over immediately. However, you’ll want to wait until you’re fully settled in to host a housewarming party. Not only does this give you time to really get everything situated and add the finishing touches, but it gives you time to emotionally and physically rest from the move. Wait a few weeks or even a couple of months to enjoy the space alone without guests and send out invitations a few weeks in advance of when you plan to have the party. It can help to organize the party under the guise of an open house in which guests can stop by any time they are able to within a given timeframe.
Set Up a Housewarming Registry
Moving homes is a time and money-consuming endeavor, which means that when the move is finally over, you’ll be in need of reinforcements. If you’re going to be planning and throwing a party for your friends and family and providing them with food and drinks, then it is only fair that you be able to receive a little gift in return. While the idea of a housewarming party really is to warm the home with the sounds of friendly chatter, laughter and love, there’s no reason why you can’t set up a housewarming registry. This helps let guests know that instead of arriving with a bottle of wine, you really need a new toaster.
Let Joy Fill Your New Home
After finalizing a move and settling into a new home, you’re not only eager to show off your new space, but you’re also eager to fill it with positive memories. Hosting a housewarming party is one of the most effective ways to invite this type of energy into your new home while also showing off a space that you’ve worked so hard to make your own.