If you were lucky enough to purchase a brand new Christopher Companies home this spring, we are just as excited as you are! One of the best parts about a brand new home is that you get to entertain, while at the same time, showing off all of the great features that come along with the home. Check out our guide below for throwing the ultimate housewarming party this spring!
When to throw the party
Contrary to popular belief, your home does not have to be picture perfect when you throw a housewarming party, and it is a nice break from the moving process. Housewarmings are a great way to get to know your neighbors, socialize with friends, and show off your new home! If you want the party to be more casual, pick a weekend afternoon to have an indoor/outdoor party. If you want it to be just the adults and a little more intimate, choose an evening or happy hour party time.
Because everyone might arrive at different times, expect to give a few different tours of your new home to all of the guests. Giving tours is a great way to get to know new neighbors by telling the story of how you fell in love with the master bedroom or couldn’t imagine living anywhere else!
Who to invite
The best part about housewarming parties is that they are usually very casual, and suggest that guests can come and go as they please. There is also no rule that says certain people can’t be on the guest list. Invite everyone who you want to share the memory with, including new neighbors, family, friends, and friends of friends! Besides, you could end up making friendships that will last a lifetime and become a part of life in your new home.
Food to serve
When creating a list of food that you will serve at your housewarming, think more along the lines of finger foods that people can set on a small plate and walk around with. If it’s warm enough, open up the sliding doors and set up a grilling station, drink table, or salad bar outside. For some fresh seasonal recipes, check out our Pinterest board.
Fun to be had
Create a fun and casual atmosphere at the party with music, games, and decorations. It is easier for people to mix and mingle when there are things to do other than sit around, and it will take the pressure off of you to keep everyone entertained.
The most important thing to remember is to enjoy yourself at the party! You will be keeping these memories of your first party in your new Christopher Companies home forever; so don’t sweat the small stuff. For more information on how you can own a brand new home from Christopher, visit our website at christophercompanies.com.