If we talk about stressful events in our fast-paced lives, most people would definitely put moving house at the top of the list. Like saying goodbye to our old home filled with memories isn’t hard enough, there comes the series of drama-filled events to add up to the process. Some of those include a delay in the delivery of furniture and appliances where you may even get the pieces you didn’t order. Dealing with electricians and constructors, keeping the budget on point, and finally, unpacking can be quite nerve-racking.
After the storm called moving in has passed, it’s time to relax and enjoy your new home. A great way to do that is to throw a housewarming party and share your excitement about a new home with your friends and family. At first, it might seem like another exhausting task in a row, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some housewarming party ideas that will help you along the way.
1. Good planning is half the battle.
Although your housewarming party is meant to be just a casual get-together, it’s still important to plan it ahead. It doesn’t require as much effort as planning a baby shower or a formal dinner, but writing down some important things will help you along the way. Do some brainstorming and write down the things you need to buy, prepare, or reorganise before the big day. If you’ve decided to order food in, it may be a good idea to order it in advance. Things like plastic cups or napkins can be bought ahead. Checking off your “to-do” list weeks or days before the party will save you both time and energy. It will also ensure you don’t forget anything important.
2. Set up a party menu.
If you have a nice backyard, you can make a barbecue. Sunny weather, the sound of sizzling meat and a couple of cold beers is something most people enjoy, especially in countries like Australia with almost 3000 hours of sunshine per year. On the other hand, you can set up a buffet table and fill it with all sorts of delicious little bites. Whatever your choice, don’t forget to make room for her Majesty – the cake! Do some research and find a nice cake delivery in Sydney that will cater to your needs. Most patisseries today offer gluten-free products so all your guests can indulge freely. Bringing out a gorgeous cake will put a crown on your event and a smile on your guests’ faces.
3. Stay outdoors.
Throwing a housewarming party can be a challenging task. Even more so if you have piles of unpacked boxes lying around your new house. Whether you want to hide the mess, or you just worry about having your freshly painted walls damaged, throwing a party outdoors is always a great option. One of the advantages of an outdoor party is less cleaning. Setting up a food table and decoration is much easier in your backyard than it is inside of a house full of unpacked boxes and scattered pieces of furniture. Of course, you can and you should give your friends a grand tour of the house, but if you want a stress-free party, leave other activities outdoors.
4. Make it a house-helping party.
I know what you might think – it’s a party you’re organising. And a party means not having to do anything else but eat, drink, and chat with other people, right? Sure, but the event is all about you moving into a new house. That means there’s still a lot of work to be done, and your friends will probably be eager to give you a hand. Have the guys move a heavy piece of furniture or put up a fence, while the girls can help you unpack the dishes or sheets. It doesn’t have to be much, but you’ll be grateful for every help you can get. Who better to ask than your friends?
5. Turn the music up!
Last but not least, don’t forget the music! Go for classic happy tunes everybody likes. The last thing you want is people leaving the party because of a stubborn DJ’s choice of music. Even though you all may enjoy different music styles, there are ways to make it work. It will set the tone of the party and make people more relaxed. Even if there’s a job to be done, it will be done with ease while the mood-boosting music playing in the background.
After all the hard work you’ve done, you deserve a nice and stress-free housewarming party thrown in your honour. It doesn’t have to be energy-consuming. With the right tips and good planning, you’ll manage to have fun with the people you love in a new home ready to be filled with some wonderful fresh memories.