4 Unique Parties to Throw When You Move Into a New Home

by Alex ThatcherDecember 15, 2017

Just Moved to a New House? Check Out These Fun Housewarming Party Ideas

You’ve done it! You’re finally all moved into your new house. And how do you make sure your new house is home? Throw a party, of course! There is nothing more inspiring to make a new home feel warm and truly yours than to fill it with your closest friends. But, with the holidays approaching, don’t settle for a seasonal shindig; instead, get creative and throw a party that will really impress your friends with one of these four ideas.

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Paint-A-Room Party

If you’ve just moved into a new home, it might need some fresh paint here and there. What better way to both have a housewarming party and tackle some home improvement than throwing a paint-a-room party?

Try and grab all the supplies in advance, like paint, rollers and brushes, and tarps. Do all the prep work before your guests arrive and have some extra house clothes on hand so your friends don’t get paint on theirs. You’ll finish in record time and are bound to have laughs as you bump elbows along the way.

Since it’s a DIY party, try serving these delicious build-it-yourself pizzas from Lauren Conrad. With a pretty basic set up, you can prep the night before, and you won’t spend your whole time in the kitchen. And since everyone is making their own, all your guests will be happy — even your friends with picky appetites!

Home Sweet Home Party

We love dessert. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t? That’s why, if you throw a home sweet home party, you can satisfy your inner sweet tooth guilt-free. You can serve cupcakes and cake pops or cookies and tiny treats! Mix together a fruity sangria for a sweet beverage for your guests to drink. A punchbowl is a great solution to serving drinks if you have a large number of guests.

As a fun parting gift to your friends attending, try making some chocolate “spare” keys, like these!
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Get-to-Know Your City Housewarming Party

Maybe you just moved to a new city or state and want to learn all about your new surroundings. There’s nothing that compares to a get-to-know your city party. Embrace your city’s culture, and take it to the next level.

Did you just move to Portland? Throw a bikes, beards, and crafts beer party! Did you just move to Nashville? Throw a music city party! Guests can dress as a member of their favorite band or wear their favorite band tee to get the festive feelings flowing.

Check out the program Festify by Spotify that lets your guests DJ your party. Your friends can show you their favorite bands, and you don’t have to feel the pressure of setting the right atmosphere.

Stock-the-Bar Party

People love to bring a bottle of wine as a housewarming gift. But, if wine isn’t your favorite, or if you want to build a bar with a wider variety, then suggest your friends help you stock the bar with a bottle of their favorite spirit. You’ll get to learn about new liquors, and your friends will love knowing exactly what to get you. Make sure you have suggestions for your friends who want to bring an alternative such as wine glasses, desserts, or mixers.

If you take your drinks seriously, check out this very thorough cocktail menu from The Spruce. You can impress your friends with your mixology skills.
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Welcome Home

Have fun! Congratulations, you’ve done an incredible thing and are going to share it with your family, friends, and maybe your new neighbors. And remember, if you’re still shopping for your dream home, we can help you find it.

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About The Author
Alex Thatcher
Alex is a home staging guru who moonlights as a writer. She loves everything about interior design and loves working in the industry. Alex is an expert in finding what makes people light up when they walk into a room, and has made a living by creating interiors that are unique, warm and inviting. When she isn't arranging flowers or making sure she's found the right loveseat for prospective buyers, she writes about her passion — home design.