Done with the move and unpacking? ... It's time to have a party.
There is nothing like that first party when you are in a new house, and so planning a housewarming party can be great fun. This is your way of showing off your new home to close friends and family. This is a time to celebrate, to get your decorating done, and to really break in the new place with those that you love and are close to.
The housewarming invitations should invite guests to your new home, and can also serve as a nice way of providing your address too. So think through some of the best ways to bring people in and show them around.
There is no set menu, but you may want to keep it simple and not opt for messy foods as they can really make you nervous. Go for simple dips and appetizers that people can grab and enjoy such as artichoke dip, mini egg rolls, and cheese and crackers. They can enjoy the party and not make you feel on edge about a mess being made in your new place. It’s all about the cocktails though when planning a housewarming party, so have plenty of them on hand for your guests.
You can put in a few simple decorations like balloons and a banner to welcome guests, but you don’t need much. This is a party to show off the house and so your everyday decorations, likely many of which are new, can really help to set the tone and bring people in. The only activity that you need is to provide tours to your friends and family who want to see every area of the new house. So as you are planning a housewarming party let the house itself and some adult beverages be what take center stage for loads of fun.