Organizing a Housewarming Party

If you don’t know where to start when planning a housewarming party, check out the list of tips below!


Who to Invite:

Your neighbors, of course! Even if you don’t know anyone in your neighborhood, this is a great opportunity to break the ice. To make your guest list a little more familiar, you could even invite a few friends and family members. Try and keep the list of people you are inviting short and sweet. It’s probably not the best idea to have too crowded a house warming party. This will allow you to have time to mingle and introduce yourself to all your guests. Send out our invitations weeks in advance to ensure that your guests will have plenty of time to either RSVP or decline.

Make Your Home Warm & Cozy:

If your home doesn’t look cozy or at least somewhat comfortable from the moment you walk through the front door, it’s time to do some decorating! Add some cozy blankets to the couches, along with pillows on different seating options. Centerpieces on tables and a few good books here and there can really work wonders as well. Even a simple welcome mat at your front door can make a difference between cozy and bland.


Clean up Time:

If you just moved into your new home, you probably have some unpacking to do. Recycle any moving boxes you may have laying around and put things where they need to go. To be safe, vacuum the room(s) you will be hosting the housewarming party in.


If you are a cook, shoot for the stars and cook your own food for the party. If not, head down to your local grocery store and pick up some food like vegetable or fruit trays, frozen appetizers, pre-made desserts, etc. Try to have a variety of foods; you never know what types of food your guests are into. If you decide to cook, try to cook the day before the party to save time.

party cleanup

The Day of:

Before your neighbors, family, and friends start to arrive, make sure things are tidy around the house and set up the food. When your guests arrive, greet them and be sure to introduce yourself. If you want to take it a step further, give everyone who attends name tags to wear, or have them write their names on the cup they are using for the duration of the party. This way, it will be easier to remember everyone’s names. First impressions are everything! No matter how many people you invite, be sure to mingle around and try and talk to everyone at least once.

If you have more ideas on how to plan a housewarming party, comment below!

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Victoria Naranjo

Victoria Naranjo

Victoria is a full-time student at Bridgewater College and writer for Apartment Showcase.

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