Throwing Yourself a Holiday Season House-Warming Event

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Holiday Housewarming After MovingA housewarming event is a traditional gathering to honor moving to a new house. Additionally it is a method to invite close friends, family, and acquaintances to see your new home and is occasionally utilized to gather gifts which will make dwelling in your new area more pleasant. However, housewarming parties may also be somewhat of a puzzle to numerous people. Especially if you've moved in the winter months and want to host a housewarming gathering to rival holiday parties taking place about the same time.

If you've freshly moved to Austin and are contemplating organizing a housewarming event and have never done so previously or would like to throw a great holiday-themed housewarming celebration for your new house, this post is for you. Today, we're here to define the fundamentals of organizing your very own housewarming celebration. When you should have it, who to invite, what to serve, and strategies to make it a fantastic holiday-season event.

When you should Throw a Housewarming Party

Many individuals are not quite positive whether a housewarming gathering should be hosted when the home is bare to display its splendid basic design or once you have everything unpacked and furnished. While you could throw an "Empty House Celebration" early in the move-in process, this is usually a trend in most cases earmarked for very young people and guests who choose to take a seat on the floor and don't have a lot of home furnishings to speak of anyway.

For most adults, a housewarming celebration really should be hosted by the homeowner when things are unpacked. Officially, it is your way of indicating that you're entirely moved in and ready to host guests in the future. Thus "when" is when you are fully unpacked, and your house is in a appealing state for you and friends.

How to Decorate

Housewarming parties are probably the most low-key type of party you can organize. Birthday celebrations commonly feature banners, balloons, and crepe paper party streamers. Christmas time events feature a tree, tinsel, wrapped gifts, and candles. Even anniversary celebrations often include a romantic theme. However a housewarming gathering is meant to showcase one important thing: Your abode.

The ideal way to decorate for a housewarming celebration is to permit yourself to decorate your house with enthusiasm. Put up curtains, put up framed photos that you like, set knick-knacks on the side-tables, and put out your favorite throw pillows and blankets. Take this as a reason to plan to decorate your new house rather than leaving the walls and surfaces bare.

Who to Invite

Now let's talk about the invite-list. This will depend greatly on who you know in your community. If you are in your home-town, family and friends are the go-to invitees to the housewarming because they will surely want to come take a look at your new living space. However, if you're far away from personal friends, housewarmings are a good time to invite colleagues and friendly acquaintances to a simple celebration in your house as this is such a laid-back event.

Of course, if you don't know anybody whatsoever at this point, why not invite your nearby neighbors. Actually, neighbors are always good inclusions in a housewarming invite list. Others on your block or in your apartment building are going to feel welcome and may swiftly become new buddies should you ask them to an informal afternoon/evening in your new home.

Food to Serve

The majority of people don't choose to have a formal supper for a housewarming soiree. Rather, consider providing a few platters of enjoyable treats or inviting everybody to make their finest celebration pot-luck dish. It's totally fine to source party trays from the grocery store and many folks arrange for party-tray catering from their favorite eatery. Just remember to keep it relaxed and delicious.

For a diverse list of invitees, specifically if this includes coworkers or neighbors you don't know well, you will additionally need to make positive there are plant, nut-safe, and gluten-free options just in case.

Gifts or No Gifts?

Housewarming parties differ extremely on the present predicament. Items for the host are most typical if you're a young adult moving into your first place on your own. These will take quite similar shape as wedding gifts: cooking equipment, blenders, coordinating towel sets, and so on. And these items are most likely to come from older family members and friends.

Alternatively, you can indicate on the invitations that small items are welcome however not necessary. For affluent grown ups organizing a housewarming get together, you could even take it the opposite way and give a small host-gift to every one of your guests to remember the party.

Housewarming Around the Holidays

Last but not least, how to make it a holiday inspired celebration while not overshadowing the fun of inviting everybody to see and appreciate your new home? The ultimate way to do this is to use enjoyable and festive seasonal adornments whilst not going crazy. In case you curently have your tree up, you may ask your guests to make or provide a decoration to add to a currently attractively decorated tree. Snowflakes and glass icicles are a great way to accentuate which is seasonal however not very holiday-specific.

One excellent method could be to provide hot cocoa, warm cider or chilled eggnog to guests as customary holiday beverages. And you should not be blown away if one or two Santa caps appear on family and friends feeling joyous.

Throwing a housewarming get together for yourself is one of the most pleasant things you can do soon after moving to Austin into a new house. Whether you are surrounded by best freinds and family or reaching out to new coworkers and nearby neighbors, a few hors-d'oeuvres and drinks will make it a wonderful time for everyone.

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