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Buying a new home is often synonymous with starting a new chapter in your life. It’s a time of celebration and excitement as you embark on a journey of creating a safe and comfortable haven from the outside world. And what better way to mark this momentous occasion than with a housewarming party?

Whether you’re moving in with your spouse, kids, or friends, throwing a luxurious housewarming party is the perfect way to show off your new home and welcome everyone into your life. But planning an event of this scale can be a lot of work, especially if you need help figuring out where to start.

This blog post will cover everything you need to know to create the ultimate housewarming party. We’ll cover:

What Is A Housewarming Party/Celebration?

Warm embrace as a guest arrives at a housewarming party

First and foremost, let’s clarify what exactly a housewarming party is. Traditionally, it’s a celebration that marks the transition into a new home. It’s typically an informal gathering of friends and family, but it can also be formal if you prefer.

“A luxury housewarming party takes this idea a step further, with plenty of high-end touches to make your home feel exceptional.”

As you’ll see, there are many different elements to consider when planning your event. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, cocktail event, or backyard barbecue, planning the perfect housewarming party is all about creating an atmosphere that reflects the style and personality of your new home. You can create an unforgettable experience for all your guests with creativity and forethought.

Start By Preparing Your Home

Before you can start planning the details of your party, you need to ensure that your home is ready for guests. Remember that this is a new space for you, so take the time to familiarize yourself with the layout, figure out how everything is organized, and make any necessary repairs or renovations.

Decide Where You Will Host

As mentioned above, you can host your party in various settings. Some people opt for the backyard because they still need to get furniture or need to buy new furniture. Other people choose their living room or dining room if they already have the furniture and don’t want to deal with getting their yard ready for guests.

“You may also prefer throwing a full-blown party where no area of your home is off-limits. Regardless, it’s best to have a plan in place before you start sending out invitations.”

Guest arriving at a housewarming party with wine

Measure How Much Space Is Available

When planning the details of your housewarming party, you must ensure enough space for all your guests to move around comfortably. Look at the room available in your designated party area, and invite guests accordingly.

Make Sure You Have New Home Essentials

Finally, you’ll need a few basics to help get your home party-ready. For example, trash cans might be an afterthought, but you’ll need them for your guests to dispose of their trash. Likewise, you may want to buy some extra plates and cups as well as paper towels and napkins, depending on the final menu that you decide on.

Decorate Your Event

Once you have the essentials in place, you can start thinking about decorating your home. Focus on creating an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere when going for a luxurious look.

Housewarming party around swimming pool

Pick A Theme

“One way to give your party a sense of style and personality is to pick a theme.”

That can be anything from an elegant garden party to a modern minimalist theme. Then, pull together your decor to match that theme, from lighting to table settings.
For instance, if you’re going for a luxe garden party theme, try using lots of candles and flowers to evoke the feeling of being outdoors on a summer evening. Or, if you’re going for a more modern aesthetic, try incorporating sleek metallic accents or pops of bright color into your decor.

Themed picnic layout

Decide On A Dress Code

Along with a theme, it’s also a good idea to choose a dress code for your event. Note that casual attire is usually the best choice for a housewarming party, as it helps guests feel relaxed and at ease in your home. But if you’re looking to give your event a more formal or upscale vibe, you might want to consider having a dress code that requires guests to wear something a little nicer.

Gather Decor Rentals

Since you’ll likely need a lot of decor for your housewarming party, it can be helpful to turn to an event rental company for help. Instead of buying a bunch of decorations you may only use once, you can rent what you need to make your party look amazing.

Small marquee in the garden for housewarming

Some great rental items for a luxurious housewarming party might include:

  • A large marquee tent for outdoor parties
  • Elegant linens and napkins
  • Comfortable tables and chairs
  • Floral arrangements
  • Catering equipment
  • Lounge seating
  • Heating and cooling
  • Bars and dancefloors

Plan Some Activities

Besides great food and drink, it’s a good idea to plan some fun activities for your guests.

“There’s nothing more awkward than standing around at a party with nothing to do! While you might want to leave things open and unstructured, you could also consider arranging fun group games or activities for guests.”

At the very least, consider preparing the following:

Music Playlist

A housewarming party is not complete without great music! Perhaps you can plan a playlist ahead of time that includes all your favorite tunes. A DJ or live band can also keep the dancing going, or you could set up a stereo system and let guests take turns choosing songs themselves.

Photo Booth

Photo booth at housewarming party

Immortalize your big housewarming party with a photo booth! You can set up this fun activity yourself or have a professional photographer on-hand to take pictures of your guests.

Opening A Housewarming Gift

While the party is undoubtedly the highlight of your housewarming, don’t forget about the gift-opening ceremony! Show off some of your new decor, appliances, and furnishings, and thank everyone for their generosity.

Games And Activities

Consider setting up some fun and interactive games or activities to keep guests entertained and engaged. Popular activities include:

  • A board game night
  • Karaoke
  • A family-friendly dance party
  • A wine-tasting contest

Sending Out Invitations

Once everything is planned and ready to go, it’s time to send out your invitations! Get the word out to your friends, family members, and other acquaintances so that they can mark their calendars for a night of fun, food, and celebration.

Create Elegant Invitations

Your housewarming party is sure to be an elegant affair, so make sure your invitations reflect that. Consider using high-quality paper or a custom letterpress and include plenty of details about the event, including start and end times, dress code, location, menu options, and any other essential information.

Account For Plus-Ones And Kids

Your friends and family might want to bring their partners or children along with them to the party, so be sure to account for these guests in your headcount. You may also want to include a “plus-one” option on your invitations if you have some guests that are not yet attached.

Don’t Forget The Neighbors!

Lastly, don’t forget to extend an invitation to your neighbors!

“Your housewarming party is the perfect time to foster a sense of community in your new neighborhood.”

It’s a good idea to include a small gift for your neighbors, such as baked goods, wine, or even a small plant. You’ll get off to a smooth start with the people living near you, and who knows—you may even make a few new friends!

Get Started With Curated Events

If all of this sounds like a lot to handle on your own, don’t worry. We’ve got you covered! At Curated Events, we offer luxurious rental equipment and event planning services that can help make your housewarming party a huge success. Our professional event planners will work with you to plan and execute every aspect of your party.

Contact us today to get started with your housewarming party planning!