You did it! You’ve bought your very own home. Now that all the hard work of moving is over, it’s time to celebrate your new nest with friends and family. Not sure where to start? Here at Brightwood we care about your investment long after the house is built and sold, and want you to feel supported throughout your time at the estate. So read on for our fool-proof plan to host the perfect housewarming party.
The Guest List
Whether your party is big or small, the most important thing is that you surround yourself with the most important people in your life. A few friends and family is all you need to get in the spirit. Looking to make new connections? A housewarming party is the perfect setting to get to know your neighbours, so feel free to pop an invite in their mailbox. If you want to be different, make it a pet-friendly pooch party and encourage your guests to bring their dogs and show off your new neighbourhood by going for a walk to the Brightwood Adventure park.
There are many free options for creating unique invitations these days. If you like doing things the old fashioned way and want to print and post your invites, we recommend using a free template on Canva or VistaPrint. If you’re more of a technology savvy kind of person, a Facebook event or text message is a quick and effective way to get the word out. The key information you might want to include in your invitations are the date and time, address, dress code and what to bring.
Set the scene:
Set the mood with little touches such as fresh or native flowers, to create a welcoming ambience. Next, prepare a good playlist beforehand so you’re not stressing out on the night. An upbeat or relaxed soundtrack to the evening will also make your guests feel at ease. For lighting, warm, soft light is best for a cosy feel, so avoid turning on every light and rather opt for mood lighting throughout with side lamps and candles.
Fun and games
Apart from showing off your new pad with a house tour, it’s a good idea to have some entertainment up your sleeve. Preparing a cheese board and snack table will not only look amazing but also keep your guests entertained when chatting. Love a board game? Why not get everyone involved in a game night. Remember that a housewarming is meant to celebrate your amazing achievement, so if all else fails, use this time to catch up with your friends and enjoy chatting the night away.
We hope you enjoyed our housewarming ideas and tips. We’d love to hear how you plan on celebrating your new home.