Throwing An Epic Housewarming Party

May 19, 2016 - Posted in First Home Buyers

When you think about making your first home purchase, what comes to mind?

Maybe you think about the size of your decision and the planning involved in getting it right. Perhaps you start to consider your future and how a first home can be a building block for wealth, confidence, family and retirement. Out of all the things that first homes bring to mind, a housewarming party is probably the best for sheer enjoyment – because at the end of the day, buying your first home is definitely something to celebrate!

Throwing your first housewarming party should be a big deal; but it doesn’t have to be a stressful one. Here’s a to-do list for throwing an epic house party to celebrate getting into the property market.

Prep the Space

Usually housewarming parties are thrown just after you’ve finished moving in. You’ll have a chance to decorate and keep the space clean as you’re moving in, but make sure you tidy up areas guests will be in on the day of the party.

Think about things like lighting, seating, mingling space, and where sound travels when considering what space to use and how you’ll arrange it. Move furniture around to maximise the amount of seats that face each other and allow for people to walk around freely. This is the first time many of your friends and family will see your new house, so try to get your unpacking done the week before and have them wowed by how put-together your arrangement is.

Invite Your Guests

Your guest list can be small or fairly open, depending on how big you want your night to get! If you’re expecting guests to bring snacks and drinks, make sure you let them know in advance what you’ll be providing so they can work around it.

It’s generally courteous to send out invitations at least a couple of weeks in advance, but every social group operates differently. However, if you are hoping they bring something, you should let them know in advance. Make a Facebook event or online invitation so automatic reminders are sent without you needing to do any more work.

Meet the Neighbours

Throwing a housewarming party is the perfect excuse to introduce yourself to your neighbours and invite them. Knock on the doors next to you and introduce yourself to start the relationship off on the right foot. By letting your neighbours know in advance and extending an invitation, you’re less likely to bother them on the day of the party.

Don’t Scrimp on Food and Drinks

Everyone loves to eat! Make sure you’re prepared with plenty of finger food throughout the evening. Prep dishes beforehand, and make food that does not take much effort to eat (i.e. minimise fork and knife usage) to minimise your clean-up.

Moving into your first house is an event worth celebrating. With a little preparation, you’re on your way to throwing an epic party.