After going through all of the excitement of moving home, it’s understandable that you would want to show off your new pad to family and friends, but you may also wish to use it as an opportunity to say hello to your new neighbours. We’ve prepared some quick and simple ideas on how to plan a housewarming party, one that is fun and memorable – minus the stress.
Housewarming Party Food
The key to any good party should always start with food and drink. Serving a range of tasty morsels for your friends is one of the most important components for success. In previous posts we have shared some simple dishes you can serve up with a barbeque party, but should the weather not permit, then the easiest of all and often one of the most cost effective is takeaway pizza.
The beautiful thing about moving home in London is that there is almost always somewhere serving pretty much 24 hours a day. Additionally, you might be lucky enough that your friends or neighbours do the work for you and bring some treats to help you settle in, although you shouldn’t rely on it.
Make decorating the house an activity for the whole family especially if you have kids. Decorations make a great impact on welcoming your visitors. Start with your entrance and add some “Welcome” banners. Decorate your door, walls, stair railings, and dividers with garlands or lighting effects.
Create an ambience that everybody will love. Add more colours to make it fun. You can place flowers and other indoor plants somewhere visible for a cool and refreshing feeling.
Housewarming Party Games
If you are moving home with kids, it is essential to plan some activities for them. One of the most popular housewarming party games is “Room Memory”. Bring the kids inside a room for 60 seconds. After that, you all go outside and ask them questions such as:
“How many stars are on the wall?”
“What is the colour of Amy’s bow in the photo of her on top of the table?”
This will be a fun activity for the kids and is also a great way to build relationships with neighbourhood children. Its common feedback we get after moving families that their kids can find it difficult moving to a new house with no playmates around, so help them break those barriers by being proactive and inviting the surrounding houses to join.
Conclusion: How to Plan a Housewarming Party
Planning any party can sometimes feel overwhelming. However, you can actually do it easily especially if you have planned things ahead of time.
Send out invitations even before you have moved out. You can even ask help from friends or family members to prepare the music, decorations, and food for the party.
Have a happy housewarming party from us! If you have more suggestions that you would like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to drop us an email.
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