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How to Throw a Housewarming Party to Show Off Your New Home

Investing in a new home is a big deal and you’ll want to show off the fruits of your labor. After the New Jersey movers have delivered your belongings to you new home safe and sound, it’s time to celebrate. Anyone can throw a housewarming party, but throwing a successful one is different story. It’s a chance for you to show your new purchase to your friends, family, and neighbors. It can be a stressful undertaking to fit in between all the unpacking. But the good news is we’re here to help ease the hassle, so your housewarming party is both successful and easier to manage.

Set the right mood with good music. 

Music is a subtle, but important. It sets the party’s tone and will be how you engage with your visitors. Think of what type of party you want to throw and pick your playlist to go with it. Some people will want to relax while others will want something more upbeat. You can always mix it up as well. 

Get your living room in order. 

Chances are your living room will be the center of your gathering. So, make sure that it’s not only unpacked but that it’s organized and lively. Lay a rug down and take the drop cloths off your furniture. It’s time to make yourself and your visitors feel at home. It’ll also take the stress off you to see a room unpacked and ready to be lived in. 

Purchase paper products.

The last thing you want to do before and after the party is add more clean up and organizing to your already long list of things to do. Consider getting paper products that are made from recyclable materials. They will also come in handy if you haven’t had time to unpack your dishes. 

Wait a few weeks.

As tempted as you will be to have everyone over as quickly as possible, give yourself a reasonable amount of time to unpack a good portion of your things as well as giving you a chance to settle in. Moving is hard. It’ll take a moment for you to get acquainted with your new home. 

Set up a housewarming registry. 

If people are going to give you housewarming gifts, why not make them gifts that you’ll actually want? Fill your registry with items you’ll actually want and need. Be sure to also include items that have a pretty good price range, that way those who may not be able to spend a lot can still get you something.

Meet your new neighbors.

Invite your neighbors to stop by during the housewarming party. This is the perfect chance to meet the locals. It’ll make seeing them while weeding the flower beds less awkward and will help you make new friends. 

Set up a bar.

Everyone loves a bar. So why not clear off one of your tables in a central location and stock it with sodas, liquor, beer, napkins, and other choice drinks? 

Email your invites a few weeks or a few days ahead.

Because housewarming parties are generally a fairly casual get-together, you can get away with sending invites only a few days in advance. But if you don’t want to push it to the last minute, you can send them even a couple weeks in advance. Don’t worry about getting too crafty with your invites. Emailing people or reaching them over social media is quick and easy. Consider asking people to RSVP so you can get a head count for drinks and food.

Moving isn’t always easy, but experienced New Jersey movers can help make your life easier. American Movers’ services include packing, moving, and unpacking for a stress-free relocation. Call American Movers today for a quote.