Apartment Living

How To: Host a House-Warming Party

rebecca - Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hosting a housewarming party is an exciting time for any new homeowner, but we all know how stressful the planning can be. And while it is important to make sure the guests will have a good time, it is just as important to make sure the host treats themself to a nice time as well. Planning a housewarming party without stress can be challenging, but it is possible! Here are some tips to make your planning easy and stress-free.

Create a To-DO List with a Timeframe

Make a list of things that need to be done and give yourself a time frame of when they need to be done to prevent procrastination. This list should include cleaning, cooking, shopping, decorating, etc. Keep the list simple and doable.

Attend the Monthly Resident Meetups

When you move into a new apartment, meeting new people can often be a challenge; therefore having people to invite to your housewarming party can be difficult. Luckily, Faros Residential hosts monthly resident meetups for all residents to make new friends… new friends that could potentially attend your housewarming party. Attend these events and make new friends. Planning a party is always easier when you have a great guest list.

The next meetup is scheduled for September 7 at the Children’s Museum from 6:30-9:30.

Make the Invitations Simple

A housewarming party should be more of a fun and casual gathering, rather than a crazy and extravagant birthday bash, so keep the invites simple. An email or even a text is the best way to invite your guests. You can also spread the word by conversation. If you see your neighbor in the gym or lounge, mention the party to them. Simple invites make for a simple and fun party.

Set up a Bar with Tasty Apps.

Whether you are able to provide all of the alcohol or your party is BYOB, be sure to have a place for all of the drinks. This will provide your guests with the opportunity to make their own drinks and it will allow you to relax and have fun.

Keep the food simple. Make some tasty appetizers like buffalo chicken dip, sliders, cheese & crackers, and nut variations. Make sure the food tastes great and is easy to eat!

Use Paper Products

The worst part about a party is the cleanup when it’s over. A great way to make the cleanup easier is to use paper products for the party. When shopping for supplies, be sure to get some nice paper plates and napkins. This keeps the party simple and the kitchen clean.

Have a Killer Playlist Ready

A party is nothing without good music. Be sure to have a long playlist with all of the great classics and new hits. If conversation dies down between the guests, music will be there to fill the awkward silence. Make sure the playlist has some great songs that everyone will enjoy!