Every year, thousands of people buy a new home, whether it’s through online house auctions or specific estate agents. While it might be the perfect new home you want, celebrations are often forgotten. Moving to a new house calls for one thing - a housewarming party!
You can throw a housewarming party with a relatively low budget and whilst you may be worried about finding the time to plan, you should know that it won’t take up too much of your time. If you have recently moved, you may be wondering how you can throw the ultimate housewarming party. If that sounds familiar, here are a few tips to help you get started.
Choose A Date and Time
The first thing you will need to do is pick a date and time. Although that might sound obvious, it’s important to ensure that you pick the best date and time to suit both yourself and your guests. Understandably, a Friday or Saturday would work best as your guests won’t need to leave early. Timing-wise, a late afternoon start may be best as it will give your guests time to themselves during the day while enabling them plenty of time to get ready and arrive on time.
Send Out Invites
There are three ways in which you can inform your guests about your upcoming housewarming party; you can either text, call or send out invites. While texting and calling is a great way to immediately let your guests know, an invite may be a better choice as they can place it somewhere that will help them remember.
This is the first time that many of your friends will be seeing your house, so it's important to make sure that it’s clean and ready to receive guests. Your bathroom will need to be prepped and ready as will your living room - ensure that all seats are free from boxes and clutter and are able to be used.
Clear Any Valuables
While you might trust all your friends to behave, accidents can happen and if there are any valuables that you fear may get damaged then it’s best to remove them. If you have a lot of guests on the way, it’s relatively easy for someone to bump into something and children especially can be very clumsy so it's always best to err on the side of caution.
Prepare Food and Drink
You will need to have plenty of food and drinks for your guests. Crisps and small snacks will be perfect, but make sure that you have a mix of drinks. Have alcohol for the adults and squash for the kids; it’s also a good idea to have some fizzy drinks for those who are driving. Your guests will most probably gravitate towards the food and drink so it's a sensible idea to place them in the room with the largest amount of space.
Set A Playlist
You won’t want to have a silent party so make sure that you have a decent playlist. Add some upbeat songs to get people dancing or if you’re just looking for something to use as background noise then mix it up with a few different genres.
Show Your Guests Around
The whole idea of a housewarming party is to celebrate the fact that you’ve moved to a new home and of course your guests will want to have a look around. Set up a few tours and introduce your guests to your new home, but try not to show too many people around at the same time as it might get a little cramped.
Buy through Online House Auctions
If you haven’t yet found the home of your dreams then it might be a good idea to take a look at online house auctions. Easy to understand and take part in, this could be the perfect opportunity for you to find your brand new home.