6 Tips for Hosting a Housewarming Party
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Congrats! You’ve moved into your new apartment and all of your furniture is set up just how you like it. Now that the stressful part of moving is over, you can move on to the exciting part – the housewarming party. Whether or not you are an avid party planner, here are a few tips to help you throw a great housewarming party in your new apartment.
Don’t Throw the Party the Moment you Move In
Moving in takes a lot of time. In the midst of unpacking and getting furniture delivered, the last thing you’ll want to do is throw a party. Give yourself a few weeks – maybe even a month or two – to get your apartment organized and give yourself ample time to settle in. There is no rush to throw the party, so take your time settling into your new apartment and throw a housewarming party when you feel ready.
Keep the Guest List Reasonable
It’s understandable that you want to invite all of your friends and family, but keep the size of your apartment in mind as you are deciding who to invite. Don’t invite more people than your apartment can comfortably fit. This will result in a cramped space, which is not the key to a successful party. Make sure there is enough seating for everyone you invite and be extremely conscious of the noise level. You’ll want to keep the noise level to a minimum. After all, you just moved in and you don’t want to make a bad impression on your neighbors before they get to know you.
Make Sure Every Room is Presentable
Unlike most parties, a housewarming party is the only time you can expect everyone to ask for a complete tour of the house. To avoid any embarrassment or mishap, walk through your apartment before the party to make sure every room is presentable. As you walk through every room, ask yourself if you are fine with your guests seeing the room the way it is or if it needs more cleaning.
Buy Party Supplies
This one is a no-brainer, but don’t forget to the buy the essential supplies at a nearby store. You’ll need trash bags, napkins, plates, and utensils. Forgetting to buy these supplies will result in confusion and mayhem. You might even need to bring out your good china, if you have it, considering you just moved in.
Keep it Simple
At a housewarming party, the main attraction is the new house or apartment itself, so there is no need to go all out with decorations. A few balloons here and there won’t hurt, but don’t focus solely on decorations – your new home will speak for itself. The same goes for food and drinks. Although you may want to treat your guests to a banquet, you only have so much time. Chances are you will be busy cleaning the apartment, unpacking and organizing furniture. To save you the stress of preparing a five-course meal, go to the store and buy some simple appetizers, such as cheese and crackers. One sneaky way to ensure that you have enough food for everyone is to make the party a potluck. This way, every guest contributes something, which saves you time while you get your apartment ready for the party.
At the end of the day, the point of any party is to have fun. Despite all of the preparations you need to make beforehand, make sure you and your guests are enjoying the party. If you’re up for it, plan a few activities or games to keep everyone entertained. Find a great party playlist to play in the background while your guests dance, talk or tour the apartment. Overall, make the most of your housewarming party because they only happen so often!
Apartments in Forestville, MD
If you are not ready for a housewarming party yet and you’re still apartment hunting, consider Lerner Surrey Square! Take a virtual tour and look through our floorplans to see if this is the right home for you. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at (301) 242-0845.