The tradition of a housewarming party has been around for a long time. Before the invention of electricity, guests would stop by to wish the new homeowners their best, and would give them gifts of firewood. As times have changed (thankfully electricity was invented) so has the tradition of housewarming parties.
Here are a few tips for hosting a fabulous housewarming party in your new Niblock Home:
Schedule the party: Figure out when you want to welcome guests into your home. Do you want to wait till you are completely settled into your new home? Or are you ok with your home not being completely furnished and decorated? A good rule of thumb is to send invites out within a few days of moving in, and no more then 3 weeks after moving in.
Send out invitations: This is a great opportunity for you to meet your neighbors! Stop by their house and personally deliver an invitation. This is a great opportunity to say hi face to face.
Think about the type of food you want to serve: Most housewarming parties tend to be more of a drop-in style event, so trying to serve a full sit down dinner would be kind of challenging. Finger foods are the best way to keep hungry guests satisfied as you show them around. Wine and cheese will always be an easy go-to appetizer. But if finger foods aren’t your thing, don’t hesitate to fire up your grill. This is a great way to show off your new backyard!
Should I bring a gift if I am a guest? Yes. It doesn’t have to be anything expensive or over the top. A nice bottle of wine or champagne is always an easy choice. Some other great options are: a good smelling candle, a nice dish towel, or even a nice serving bowl. Remember it’s the thought that counts.
Thank you’s: Make sure to let your guests know how much you appreciate their warm wishes and thoughtful gifts.