Throwing a housewarming party is a great way to show off your new home and enjoy some quality time with your close friends. There are a few different ways you can throw a housewarming party, but the main goal should always be to have fun in your new home! Some homeowners wait to throw the party until they’re all moved in and have everything unloaded, but others use the party to get free labor from friends. If the second option sounds good, try throwing a paint party or yardwork bash.
The first item on a new homeowner’s to-do list is often painting a few rooms. To help get the job done fast, invite your friends over to have a paint party. If you supply the food and a few drinks, friends are always willing to help out. To keep things fun and avoid slowdowns, have all the supplies laid out and try to get the taping done before everyone arrives.
When people sell a home, the yard can sometimes suffer. To whip the yard back into shape, get all your friends over, have a cookout, and pull some weeds. Make sure to pick a day with some nice weather, and you’ll have the yard of the month in no time.
If you bought a new home and you don’t need help getting it ready, have a party once you get settled in. To give your guest some direction for gift giving, give your party a theme. You can ask guests to help you stock the bar, pantry, or flower bed.
Stock the Bar
Guests can bring their favorite bottle of wine or some other commonly used bar supplies like soda water and bitters. No need for top-shelf stuff, but having a good supply of the staples is always nice.
Stock the Pantry
If the hard stuff isn’t for you, tell your guests to head to the baking aisle. A bag of flour or sugar, maybe some vanilla extract or baking soda will all eventually get used, so you might as well stock up. Since none of these options cost more than $10, it’s a great budget-friendly option.
Stock the Flowerbed
For those moving during the Spring or Summer, asking friends to bring some flowers, seeds, or flower pots is an easy way to fill your flowerbeds. You’ll need to let your guests know what kind of sun your flowerbeds get, so they know what kind of flowers to bring. Not only is this a cheap gift, but it’ll remind you of all your friends every time you look at your flowerbed.