Moving into your new custom home is one of the most exciting moments you will ever enjoy. Once you’ve moved in, unpacked your belongings, and situated everything as you want, it is time to invite friends and family to see the home of your dreams.
If you were to look at Pinterest or lifestyle blogs, you might get the impression that a housewarming party should be as intricately planned as weddings. Luckily, this isn’t the case and your housewarming party can be as casual or formal as you want.
After all of the time and thought you’ve put into your luxury custom home, you’ll want to show it off in a manner that matches your personality. Don’t feel like you have to limit yourself to one type of party. Mix and match until you find what’s right for you. Here are seven helpful tips for creating a housewarming party that fits your new custom home.
1. Make a plan
First, choose a date that gives you plenty of time to plan the party. Then, decide if it will be a “finger food” open house, a backyard barbeque, or a dinner party. Remember, your friends are coming to see your new custom home, so plan your party to show off its best features. If your home features a large backyard and outdoor kitchen, host an outdoor party to show these off.
2. Decide on your guest list
If there will be a large number of guests, you may want to schedule an open house. Of course family and friends will be included, but you might want to invite the neighbors living closest to you as well. Showing them your new custom home may be a great way to get to know them better.
3. Get your invitations ready to mail
You may want to make your own invitations or buy some pre-printed. If you are having a casual party at your custom home, a week’s notice should provide plenty of time. If you are planning a sit-down meal, two or three weeks notice should be given to get an accurate head count. A personal delivery to your neighbor might be appropriate to break the ice and let them know you really want them to attend.
4. Get your custom home ready
Even though your custom home will be clean when you move in, consider cleaning up any mess that might be leftover from your move. If necessary, rent some chairs to provide ample seating. If your party is outdoors, you may want to hang lights or paper lanterns as well. How you prepare for the housewarming party will depend on the features in your custom home, so keep these in mind while you clean and decorate.
5. Plan your menu
After you decide what kind of housewarming party you are having, it is time to plan the menu. The event is to show off your new home, so prepare ahead as much as possible so you can enjoy the party too. If you have used specific design features in your new custom home, like Tuscan or Western themes, consider serving a matching menu.
6. Touring your custom home
Providing tours of your new custom home should be the highlight of your party. You may want a family member or close friend to conduct the tours some of the time so you can take care of your hosting duties.
7. Party favors
Consider providing small party bags with candy and a nice thank-you note for everyone who attended the event. This will let them know that you appreciate them taking time to visit your new home.
Custom home builders in Amarillo, Texas
We hope your housewarming party is a great success! At Hunter Corp, we value our clients and the confidence they place in us to build high-quality, beautiful homes. Our designs are unique and one-of-a-kind and we do everything we can to make the building process as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Speak to one of our experienced professionals about how we can help you build the custom home of your dreams. Call us at (806) 418-2744 or Contact Us by email today to learn more about Getting Started on your new home. We are licensed in Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Hawaii.