Congratulations! You have successfully moved house, unpacked the plates, assembled the furniture and gotten yourself online. It can be a stressful and tiring process, but that only brings out the fun in celebrating your new home. What’s the next logical step? A housewarming party of course!
You only get a new home once. Before the boundaries of privacy have been set, it’s great to make use of that extra space. For families with children, why not host a hide n’ seek afternoon? It’s not only a great way for them to unwind after the move, but also for breaking the ice with neighbours and new school friends. Not only this, but you’ll get to meet local parents, make contacts and learn a little about the local area.
General Housewarming Tips
This is a special occasion worthy of a little creativity. Some other ways to make the house feel welcoming for your guests include:
- Keep an open door policy. Encourage guests to chat and explore the house before it becomes fully settled.
- Fingerfoods and snacks are a must. Avoid sit-down meals that limit guests to the dining room. Stock up on little bowls and paper plates, so that people can enjoy their food whilst wandering around.
- Make a guestbook. What better way to mark your home’s debut than by celebrating those that mean most to you? Create a guestbook and encourage your friends to sign it with their welcome messages. It’ll make a great memento.
We don’t need to tell you how to do this! The housewarming party will no doubt be a lively occasion, and allow you to unwind once more before beginning the academic year. Just remember to alert your neighbours a few days before. Nobody is a total Scrooge, and they’ll appreciate your consideration – be that a knock on the door or a note through the letterbox.