How to Throw a Housewarming Party After a New Home Renovation

Throwing a party is always a fun idea that comes with a little bit of stress. The added pressure of having a reveal party for your new home renovation can make it feel like there are a lot of variables involved and it may even feel overwhelming. If this sounds familiar, just remember, it does not have to be this way. There are plenty of tips and pointers to help you have a good time and a successful party. Wanting everything to go perfect is natural, but remember to stop down and enjoy yourself. Here are a few pieces of advice from people who have been there before.

The Invitation

First thing first, you have to choose a date that falls on a weekend at a convenient time for those who you would most like to attend. Choose how big you want the party to be, then have your invitations made. You can go online to find templates for different invitations but it is a great idea to include an image or photo of the house in the invitations. You may even opt to go for no invitation and to send an email or evite instead. This is always appropriate for something like this as it is casual.

Think About the Style

A housewarming party is usually more casual with finger foods or passed appetizers instead of a more structured sit-down dinner. Giving the idea that people can roam through the house and see the renovations is usually nice. If your house has outdoor space you may want to encourage people to go outside and spread out more. Whatever you choose, make sure you have seating that reflects this idea. For passed and finger foods you do not really need to have seating at a table for everyone but it can be helpful to have a place where people can rest their drinks and food plates while they sit or chat.

Dress the Part

Think about the style party you are hosting and make sure the match your attire to that vibe. If you are hosting a fancier wine and cheese event, a cocktail dress or button up with a tie may be necessary. However, if you’re throwing a more casual shindig it may be appropriate to get some Oakley gear or even wear flipflops. It is up to you to decide what type of atmosphere you want to have.

Show Off the Difference

If you are like most homeowners who have accomplished a renovation, you probably put a lot of blood, sweat, and tears into the project and probably feel pretty proud of yourself. Do not be afraid to show off the results by creating a photo display. Put together an area where guests can take a look at photos or plans from the original home, before you put the work in. Next to the old photos, you can display images of the current house or space that was renovated. This is a great way to soak up the results and really take note of the difference yourself.

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