It is kinda exciting to move to a new home. It may be an apartment, house, or condo. This gives you the perfect excuse to throw a housewarming party! On this blog post, I wanted to share how to plan your housewarming party.
Throwing a housewarming party doesn’t have to be extravagant. Or some people think you should have a huge home to throw a housewarming party. That’s totally not the case. No matter how big or small is your new home, it deserves a celebration.
This is the major standpoint that should be discussed if you’re planning a housewarming. Your partner or family member/s should agree first with the amount to be contributed for the party.
Decide on how much you’re willing to spend. Once there’s a budget set, then plan the event within the agreed budget. If the budget is kinda tight, I suggest not to splurge too much on food and plan a potluck kind of housewarming.
The money is not only for the food, you also have to think if you need to rent tables and chairs, minimal decorating and utensils needed. Also, if there’s a way for you to borrow tables and chairs and other stuff, then go for it.
Your guests and invites
Now that you have a budget, it’s time to create your guest list. I recommend categorizing your guests. Like for example: Family, Close friends, colleagues, and neighbors. By doing this, it will be a lot easier sorting the headcount.
Don’t be too guilty just because you’re excluding some people. Remember that you have a budget to stick to. Once you’ve sorted your guest list. Time to invite them to your housewarming.
There are several ways to get in touch nowadays. The easiest is the digital. Since almost everyone is on social media like Facebook. You can start creating an event there and invite people for the housewarming. If you want to ensure their attendance, better send them an SMS or give them a phone call.
In planning your food to serve, this is where you refer to your budget again. It’s up to you if you’ll have food delivered (one of the most convenient way) or catered (which is the extra mile). But then again, this should fit the budget. If budget is tight, plan a potluck for the housewarming. But still buy or cook food to serve to your guests. You wouldn’t want a guest arriving without a food served and have them eat the food that they bring to your housewarming.
When choosing your drinks, be considerate. Have options like soda, liquor, juice and especially water available. Don’t forget have your plastic cups or paper cups readily available and place it where guests can easily get it.
Ensure that the house is clean. Keep away unnecessary furnitures inside the house to give more space to your guests. The living room will always be the welcome area, make sure its clutter-free and you might want to provide a little entertainment like magazines or board games for those kids at heart.
Besides welcoming your guests and thanking them, make your guests feel more welcome by offering them the available food and telling them where the rest room is located and a bit of chit chat on how they’ve been.
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