Ways to Supercharge Your Housewarming Party

Moving home is one of the most exciting and stressful parts of life, which means it’s only natural to want to celebrate this milestone with a party. However, a plain old dinner party might not feel like it’s doing the trick, especially if you’ve finally purchased a house that you feel like you want to live in forever. Treat both yourself and your guests to a fun housewarming party with a few of these tips:

Firework show

Fireworks are a near-universal symbol of celebration, making them the perfect way to celebrate your new home. You can easily buy fireworks online from a wholesale fireworks distributor and have them delivered to your new address, so you don’t need to worry about struggling to find some in shops. Pair your fireworks show with an evening meal so that you can be sure it will be dark enough outside to fully enjoy the spectacle. Don’t forget to check with neighbours before setting off your rockets just in case they need to bring their pets indoors.

Have a theme

If you’ve fully unpacked, you might want to take your housewarming one step further and host a themed party. Ask your guests to arrive in costumes and decorate your home to make the event a whole lot more fun. A theme that would work regardless of whether your house is ready and properly furnished is ‘Moving Home’. Your guests could all come dressed as removal men or painters and decorators, helping you feel better about the fact that you’ve spent the past few weeks wearing paint-splattered overalls.

Ask your guests to chip in

Unpacking and decorating your home can put a real strain on your time and energy, but most of your friends and family will probably be more than happy to help out. You can incorporate painting into your party by having guests vote for what colour the walls in your guest room should be or by hiding pieces of a scavenger hunt in your many boxes. Guests can try to piece together a puzzle or compete with one another to be the person who gets through the most boxes. You’ll all have a lot of fun and get some work done in the process.

Consider a potluck

If you’re inviting your new neighbours over to your housewarming party rather than existing friends, it might be nice to host a potluck rather than a traditional meal. This will help you to get to know your neighbours better and learn more about their respective cultures. Moving into a diverse area has lots of perks, including being able to try foods from all around the world. Make sure you check in and ask if anyone has dietary requirements or allergies though, as this will help everyone have the best time possible.

A housewarming party doesn’t have to be boring, even if you haven’t gotten settled in yet. If you’re feeling stuck for ideas, ask your guests what they would like to do – they might volunteer their services or even offer to cook for you, so it’s always worth checking.

Brenda Kimble

Brenda Kimble is an entrepreneur and mother of 2 daughters and a son, plus their beagle named Duke! She loves blogging, crafting, and spending time with her family.