Moving into a new home is demanding work. One of the best ways to reward yourself for working hard is to throw a housewarming party. It does not have to be too elaborate, since you do not have a ton of energy left at this point. Something about inviting friends and family over to your place for drinks and snacks has a way of making you feel like you’re home now. Here are a few things to keep in mind when you send out invitations and make a list of party supplies. While you’re at it, don’t forget to give your guests directions to your new place.
Is the House Ready?
This may seem like an obvious question. Who would throw a party if there was an issue with the house? Well, small issues have a way of rearing their ugly heads at the worst possible time. Let’s say you move in and notice that the flush handle on the back of the toilet gets stuck. That may not seem important, but parties often mean there is a great deal of traffic to and from the bathroom. Nothing ruins the party quite like a toilet that refuses to flush. Do not feel like you must be a psychic to predict the future, since that is not a common skill. However, if something pops up and you can attend to it before the party, do so. Did your roof spring a leak after the last rainstorm? Call roofing services in the Greater NJ area. Otherwise, you may have to stick a gigantic bucket in your living room to catch water in the middle of the party.
Some people decide they want to build their own home rather than buy one prebuilt. Calling makes sense if you’re the type of person who doesn’t mind waiting longer for your dream house to come to fruition. However, don’t plan any housewarming parties until the construction is one hundred percent finished, because the typical home takes anywhere from four to 12 months to build. In the worst-case scenario, you must retract those invitations for the party you planned in May, because now the builders tell you that harsh weather is going to push back the projection’s completion to at least July.
Themes and Party Favors
Don’t feel like you must have any other theme besides, “Look at my new house, guys!” That is a very good theme all on its own. If you do want to go beyond that, then play it up as much as you can. Shooting fireworks can be dangerous but there’s no risk in firing off a confetti cannon for you and your guests to enjoy. A theme may also make more sense if your party falls near a major holiday and that would be an added incentive for your guests to come by and check out your new house.
Are any of your friends in a band? If so, then by all means you should invite them to play a show in your backyard, but don’t go overboard. You want to be a courteous neighbor. So, if you haven’t yet, go around the block and introduce yourself. Mention that you are having a party and would love to see them stop by for a beer or two. Say something like “I’m having some friends come over and play a few songs, but we’ll be done by 9 p.m.’ Because there is no need for the music to go on all night. You bought a house, not a concert venue.