How to Throw a Housewarming Party

Buying a home for yourself and for your family is reason to celebrate. Throwing a housewarming party to show off your new home and your accomplishments is in order, and it’s a great way to meet new neighbors and welcome others to your home.

Your house doesn’t have to be in perfect order for a party. As long as your house is clean and free of clutter, it should be suitable for company.  There’s not need to feel as if your house should be perfectly put together. Part of its charm comes from the fact that it’s still new and the décor isn’t perfect. You can throw your party as soon as you’d like!

A housewarming party is the ideal way to introduce your new home to your family and friends. Here are some suggestions on how to throw a stylish party:


You don’t need to send out elaborate invitations. You can send out invites through the mail a week or two in advance, or set up a Facebook event page for your housewarming party and invite friends and family this way.

Party area

Decorations aren’t necessary. Just be sure that all of the rooms are clean and easy to move through. Close doors to rooms and closets that aren’t presentable. You want to welcome guests in a warm atmosphere, so consider some candlelight and incense.


Food for your housewarming party should be simple yet delicious. Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres are perfect for afternoon and evening parties. Cheese plates are good to serve up and they are perfect with wine. Since it’s a housewarming party and your house is the star of the party, consider the menu to suit your new dwelling.

If the kitchen is a main attraction, have a brunch housewarming party with mimosas and delicious French toast. Or if the house has a great deck and backyard, you might want to have an outdoor BBQ party. Whatever your menu, consider your tastes and the house’s ambiance.

Tips for party time

  • You don’t have to worry about fancy decorations. Housewarming parties are usually not formal affairs.
  • If your dishes are still packed away, it’s perfectly fine to use paper plates and plastic cups.
  • Be prepared if you receive any gifts. Keep a table cleared to display them. (Not that you expect any!)
  • It may be tacky to drink wine out of plastic cups, so keep some glasses on hand if a neighbor presents you with a bottle of wine.
  • Be sure to give your guests a proper tour of your new home.

Have fun throwing your housewarming party! It’s a joyous occasion to celebrate with great friends, family, and neighbors!

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