If you are currently looking for new homes in Pittsburgh or have recently moved into a new Parry Custom Home, you are probably very excited to show it off to your family and friends! Especially with the holidays right around the corner, you might even be hosting the holidays at your home this year. Throwing a housewarming party is always a great way to show off your new home and get together with friends and family at the same time. Here are some great tips on how to celebrate your new home with a stress-free housewarming party.
First, keep it simple! When you first move in your home, your guests are not going to expect it to be fully furnished and immaculate upon their first visit. As long as it is set up to have a great time, they will be thrilled and you will be too.
If you haven’t unpacked your entire house, you can still throw a housewarming party. Just be sure your kitchen, living area and bathrooms are unpacked and fully stocked. This will give you and your guests space to celebrate comfortably, as you still settle into your new home.
Next, be sure to provide directions to your new home. A lot of new homes are in new communities and aren’t registered correctly in the GPS. Be sure to give them detailed turn-by-turn instructions so they can avoid getting lost, and you can avoid all of the “where am I?” phone calls.
If weather is nice, it is a great idea to take advantage of your outdoor space and take the party outside as well! Setup your backyard patio with chairs, tables, a string of lights and food as you enjoy the nice nights before cold weather officially rolls in.
When it comes to your menu, be sure to make it easy. Keep it simple while still keeping your sanity, by serving finger foods or family-style dishes. You can even just pick up frozen appetizers from the grocery store- no one will know the difference!
Next, make your guests feel at home by turning on lamps, lighting cozy candles and playing some music in the background. You can also setup an area for drinks so guests can easily help themselves. This is a party after all! Everyone, including yourself, should enjoy themselves.
Once your guests arrive at your house, take them all on a tour. Even if your home isn’t prepared in each room, your guests wont care and will be excited to see your new home. This is also a great way to get decorating and home improvement tips at the same time!
Lastly, be sure to invite new neighbors to your housewarming party. Not only will you get to know your new neighbors but also you will give a good first impression by this friendly gesture.
Parry Custom Homes is an established homebuilder in the Pittsburgh area. Call or contact us today for more information about this floor plan option, or to view other homes in our portfolio that may suit your new home needs.