When you move into a new house, you will definitely want to show it off to all of your friends and family. Some of them might have never seen it, while others maybe helped with the painting, but the grand reveal, when everything is set into place and polished is what everyone is looking for. But how do you throw an interesting party and show off your new house to your guests, while making sure that too much partying doesn’t end with wine stains on the fresh, white walls? Well, there are a few tips and tricks you might find useful, so let’s go through them one by one:
Keep it real
When people are coming in for the first time, they don’t want to see a display home or a picture from a magazine – they want to see the space the way it actually is with all of the little details that make it truly yours. The number one rule, of course, is to make sure that it is clean. Your home might not always be perfectly tidy, but that is one exception you can make to the previous rule. Nobody likes spending time in a home that is messy or dirty, so make sure you polish up a bit before your guests arrive. Your housewarming party should be after you are done with all the decorating because then the home will actually have a personal touch and everyone will be able to tell that it is your new living space. Pictures, memories and your trademark knick-knacks should all be proudly displayed.
Organize a tour
A lot of people like their privacy, but when you are inviting people to a party that has the sole purpose of displaying your new home, you can expect people will want to see every corner of it. So, in order to avoid having your guests snooping around on their own, organize a tour of the place and show them your every room. If you want to make it more interesting you can choose one thing from each room you can tell a little origin story about. If you want to make sure your guests don’t wander around into a room while you’re not there, close the doors as you leave the room. You can also make a special list of the rooms they can go into, such as the kitchen and bathroom.
Think about food and drinks
There is a lot of food and drinks related planning when it comes to organizing any party, but a housewarming one might entail a few additional rules. Since you have just moved into the place, you definitely don’t want any stains on your brand new round rugs. Pre-fill all the glasses with drinks, and only fill them up half way, since that will drastically decrease the chances of spillage throughout the night. Check online how you can remove various stains and prepare a little emergency kit in advance, just in case. There is also a lot of thought that should be put into the snacks. Sandwiches are a bad option, just like any other food that has loose ingredients on it, since they can easily slip out and fall on the floor. Good options are dry snacks and firm foods – preferably nothing too crumbly and definitely nothing that will permanently stain the carpet if dropped. You want to minimize the clean-up process, so make your life easier and make sure everyone has little disposable plates that they can use throughout the night, which you can simply throw out afterwards.
A housewarming party is a great excuse to gather all of your friends and family in one place, and there is not much work that needs to be put into it since the house is in pretty flawless state already. When inviting people, you should point out whether housewarming presents are expected, and if they are, provide a list of things you actually need – or you will end up with three different tea sets you will never use. Remember that no matter how it goes, you are there primarily to celebrate the success of finding and moving into a new home, so don’t forget to have some fun.
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