Planning for a Housewarming Party: Essential Pointers to Note

Planning for a Housewarming Party

Moving into a new home is an exciting time for anyone. It is the beginning of a new life, a life filled with hope and expectations. So why not have a housewarming party with a few friends and relatives to celebrate this joyous occasion?

If your answer is yes, here are four pointers to consider.

It Starts at Home

You can’t have a housewarming party without a house. This is as obvious and straightforward a statement as you will ever find. Yet, for one reason or another, many homeowners fail to recognize the importance of preparing their houses for this unforgettable event. Instead, they choose a date, invite a few friends, and let the chips fall where they may.

Needless to say, this isn’t the way you should go about it. Take note that it’s not only for your guests but also for yourself and those you will be sharing your house with.

If you are moving into a new property and you can afford it, you should look into getting some nice furniture for the living room, dining area, and bedrooms. Furthermore, you should clean the premises well and add a few decorations here and there. Keep in mind that you are beginning a new life and nothing is better than starting it on the right foot.

Next, Come the Guests

The more guests you invite, the better the chances at least half of them will show up. And the more that show up, the more things you and your spouse will receive. Still, this isn’t necessarily the best strategy to use. Let us look at a few of the reasons why.

First, from a financial perspective, the more people there are, the more you will have to spend on food and drinks. And if they don’t bring anything or arrive with an unexpected plus one, this can quickly add up.

Second, if they make it, the last thing you want is a crowded place where nobody is comfortable, can relax, and enjoy the festivities. If that happens, in all likelihood, that will be the last time they will attend one of your soirees.

So, make a list of the people that truly matter in your life, send them an invitation at least a few weeks in advance, and be the host they deserve you to be.

Considering a Gift Registry

Some people like gift registries. From a host, bride, or organizer’s perspective, it is an excellent way to let your guests know what you want in advance and make sure you will like everything you get. In addition, all the things you receive will be helpful to you. From a guest’s point of view, a registry eases the process of choosing, especially if you don’t have a great imagination.

Others, on the other hand, consider them to be tasteless and even a bit tacky. After all, people give you what they want to provide you with when they want to give it to you. It isn’t something that you should be forced upon anyone.

As such, you must look at your guest list, specifically their personalities, and make a decision. Are they the type of people who would instead choose what to bring? Would they prefer to be given several options to consider? What kind of budget can they afford?

If the people you’re inviting are real friends, you will know the answers to these questions.

All About the Food

Food, food, food — every party is about the food. And the drinks. And the desserts. No matter whether you are holding a wedding celebration, a birthday party, or a housewarming jamboree, if you want to make it great, you should pay close attention to the food.

This brings us back to point number two, the guests. It is why it is so vital to have at least a semi-accurate notion of who will show up on the day itself and what kind of people they are.

As a rule of thumb, you should set a deadline for your guests to RSVP at least a week in advance. Then, you should ask them about their food preferences. Don’t worry about specifics. General concepts like vegetarian, anything is ok, and allergic to something will more than suffice.

Once that is done, you will have the information you need to prepare the best possible dishes and drinks for your celebration.

There you have it, four of the most important things to consider before a housewarming party. So get your house ready, pick the right guests, look into gift options, and choose the food. And let the experience of moving into a new home be one of the most unforgettable, enjoyable moments in your life.

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