You’ve finally signed the last document at your new home’s closing! Now, it’s time to celebrate and let your friends and family share in your excitement. Hosting a housewarming party gives you the chance to relax after the difficult task of organizing and applying for a mortgage loan.
- Be sure that you have the funds to host. Purchasing a new home is an expensive endeavor and it can leave you tightening your belt by the end of it. Your friends and family will be just as happy to celebrate a month after you’ve closed on your home, especially if it means that you’ll be more financially comfortable doing so.
- Just like any party, you’ll need to organize your guest list and send out invitations. While it can be tempting to invite everyone you know, especially if you’re now living in a larger space, don’t bite off more than you chew. Invite those who are going to be respectful of your space and will be happy for this new journey that you are taking.
- Create a menu that will both satisfy and result in easy cleanup. Finger foods are great for a housewarming party, as long as they’re not saucy or prone to dripping. The last thing that you’d want is to wake up the morning after your housewarming only to see tomato sauce on your new carpeting.
- Set up an area for gifts. People will likely be inclined to bring tokens of joy and celebration that are wonderful to have for a new home, especially if it’s the first home that you’ve ever owned. While new gifts are nice, don’t spend time going through them and placing them around the house while guests are there. Instead, set out a table where people can easily place their gifts down and start the fun.
- Don’t forget a thank you note! Send out personalized notes to those who visited your house, and thank them for sharing in your celebration. They’ll be grateful to know that you enjoyed their presence and that you are still thinking of them as you settle into your new, cozy space.