You're living happy in your new Hopewell home - so it's only natural to want to show it off to your friends, family, and new neighbours. Here are our top tips on planning a housewarming party you won't soon forget.
- Put a plan in place
Start with a solid plan and the rest falls into place! Pick your date and time, and choose an RSVP email address to use. Want a theme? If so, now's the time to choose it -- and don't forget to decide whether you're going with a casual potluck affair, or a more elegant soiree where you'll provide the food and drink.
- Send out the invites
Email invites can be stylish and easy! Check out some of our favourite designs from Minted, Evite and Punchbowl. Include all the important details on your invitations, and don't forget to invite your new neighbours! A housewarming party is the perfect way to get to know each other.
- Prep your new home
Put away any unpacked boxes, and hide the breakables. Stock your bathroom with fresh handsoap and linens, and put a cute balloon bouquet out front so people know they've found the right place. Lastly, consider seating and snacks - upholstered benches, side chairs and stools can be placed around your home as cozy conversation areas, and snacks can be set out throughout your main floor for easy-access nibbling.
- Welcome your guests
Put together a fun playlist, pour yourself a glass of wine and enjoy! If you prepped your snacks, seating, music and drinks in advance, you can kick back to truly enjoy your guests and your event. And don't forget - people will want a tour of your new home, so feel free to show off your stylish, personalized new space!
- Take photos and send out thank yous
There's nothing better than a keepsake and a thank you from the party host. Take snaps throughout the event and share the best ones via Dropbox or Shutterfly. Send a personal note to each of your guests thanking them for coming, and providing the link where they can check out photos of the fun you had.
Planning and hosting an event can be fun and easy! Congratulations on your new Hopewell home -- we know you'll love being the host with the most!