Once you’ve finally have the keys to your brand new house, the new step is throw an amazing housewarming party to celebrate and show off your new Lovell home.
To inspire you, we’ve pulled together our top hosting tips to help you show off your new place and have fun with your friends and family.
Moving in during summer?
Check out our Garden Party Ideas.
The key to any successful event is all in the planning. If you want to guarantee your guests can come – let them know about your party at least 6-8 weeks in advance. That way any arrangements can be made to make sure everyone can come! Once you’ve got a firm handle on the numbers – this will make the rest of the planning much easier.
Now you know how many guests are coming – you can plan your food. Our best words of advice – keep it simple! Nothing is more stressful than knowing of bunch of people are about to arrive and you’re working away in the kitchen, rushing around. It’s important than you enjoy the party too and don’t spend all your time cooking, so choose simple dishes that don’t need much supervision. Or recipes that can be made ahead of time. Think chilli and hot pots or good old fashioned buffet food.
Stuck for ideas? Check out our housewarming party food board for some inspiration over on Pinterest.
It’s your new pride and joy, naturally you might be a bit nervous about throwing a party so there a few things to remember to do before you guests arrive to make sure your new house stays in shape! Firstly, the main thing is to put any prize possessions or treasured items out of harm’s way so nothing can get easily damaged, lost or broken during the celebrations. But, this doesn’t mean having to put everything away! After all you want to show off your new house – so trust that your guests will be respectful.
Secondly, make sure all the rooms are clean and tidy! At some point, most people will probably expect a guided tour so you want your rooms to look their best. And lastly, keep your bathrooms well stocked and make sure you have enough chairs or seating for everyone.
Part of being a good host, is spending time with your guests. So putting together a lengthy party playlist is a great prep idea so you don’t have to spend time playing DJ.
Ok, so décor isn’t completely necessary but what’s a party without a few balloons? Creating the right atmosphere for your guests is key to them having a good time. So think about how you can separate areas in your home with different kinds of décor. If you’re party is going to overflow in to the garden – considering some outdoor lighting, or string up some fairy lights.
If you’re feeling really creative, you can make a whole host of DIY decorations to really celebrate your new home in style – just head over to our Pinterest page for a whole host of décor ideas from photo booth props to wall displays.