Time to Celebrate! How to Throw your own Housewarming Party
September 13, 2011
Throwing a housewarming party is the perfect opportunity to show off where you live, bring old friends together and meet your new neighbors. Invite. Spread the word about your upcoming event, but don't spend money on invitations. Instead, use a combination of technology and old-fashioned face-to-face interaction:
- Send a mass text to your friends and family letting them know to save the date for your upcoming event
- Create an event on Facebook with the date, time and driving directions
- Introduce yourself to your new neighbors and invite them to your party
- Invite some of your co-workers to attend
- Find a convenient spot for people to leave their purses or coats
- Make sure you have enough toilet paper, soap and fresh towels in each bathroom
- Determine where the flow of traffic will go throughout your home and decide if you want to put snacks at gathering points (like on a coffee table or end tables)
- If the weather is nice, put some chairs in your backyard so people can get the full experience of your new home
- If you took pictures of each phase of your home while it was under construction, use those photos as a centerpiece. Put them on your breakfast bar or place them on your buffet among the food.
- If you don't have those photos, buy decorating magazines and tear out some of your favorite pages and put them in the rooms you would like to decorate.