You are moving to a new house, or perhaps in the process of buying one, and you’re thinking way ahead by thinking of good housewarming ideas – good one! Not only will you save a lot of time and money by planning ahead, you’ll also save yourself from a LOT of stress.
Housewarming parties are especially great when moving into a home in a good community, house and land packages in Adelaide in Blakes Crossing is one good example where there’s a perfect mix of country tranquility and urban convenience. You’ll find walking trails and landscaped streets in this leafy community provide a refreshing escape from the bustle of daily life.
After the hard work that goes behind moving into a new place and making it your new abode, you deserve some compliments. Go ahead and invite everyone. Here’s how you organize a housewarming party.
Organizing a Housewarming
*Your invitation should have a comprehensive driving direction since many people are visiting your new home for the very first time.
*Try to make the house sparkling clean for the party. A couple of moving boxes and tools might still be around and that’s acceptable.
*Set up a table in the corner with assorted food and beverages, including beer, soda, wine, tea/coffee, water, biscuits, etc.
*Take some time to meet and greet each of your guests.
*One good idea is to take your guest by groups for a tour around your new home. Listen carefully, you’ll never know when you might get a nice furnishing idea from a guest.
*Thank all the people who assisted you through the renovating/shifting phases.
*Keep a guest book close to the main door and ask your guests to leave their suggestions and remarks for your new home.
Preparing the House
*Scented candles in various shapes and colors, kept in different places in the house, assist in creating an excellent ambiance.
*Flowers chosen in combination such as daisies or lilies and roses are a great way to make the place inviting.
*Make sure that all tables are laid out neatly and have a fresh floral centerpiece.
*Don’t forget your music playlist. A jazz playlist will do.
*Keep the seating arrangement strategic so you can highlight the best locations of your home for balcony, fireplace, veranda, etc.
*Adjust lighting to create the right mood for the party.
Drinks and Food
Just keep it simple. As you get along with your new home, it’s understandable not to exercise your cooking expertise on the spur of the moment. Leave that for a better time. You will be busy greeting all guests and giving tours, a sit-down meal will be difficult to manage unless you’re hiring a caterer or order food for home-delivery.
No housewarming party is complete without a little token of appreciation to your guests. Some good housewarming gifts include: wind chimes, laundry bag, household accessories like cushion covers, bed spreads, showpieces, table covers, etc. A set of towels or plastic laundry basket filled with toiletries are good as well.
It’s a thoughtful idea to give your guests a nice little gift to take back from your party.