Moving into a new home can come with all kinds of pros and cons.
That said one thing you may consider once you get settled in is throwing a housewarming party.
Doing so can be a great way to welcome family and friends into your new home. Heck, you might even meet some of your new neighbors while you are at it.
So, is it time for a housewarming party to go on your schedule?
Make Sure You Get the Prep Done
In the event you do decide to have a housewarming party, what kind of prep are you going to need to do?
First, you want to make sure that you have enough space for everyone to fit at your place.
Sure, they may be a little cramped in spots, but you do not want a scene where many people have to stand much or all the day. Make sure you have enough seating or ask guests if some would be willing to bring some folding chairs and the like.
Second, know about how many people are planning on attending. The last thing you want to have happen is you run out of food and drink before the day is over. Once again, you might ask those attending if they want to bring a dish or drinks to help out.
From there, will you have enough dish and silverware to cover everyone there?
You may opt to go with paper plates, cups and utensils to avoid a dishwasher full of dishes later in the evening.
On the flip side, having the better dishes, cups and silverware out is more impressive.
For example, thinking of having steak either cooked inside or out on the grill? If so, having Dalstrong steak knives would be a good choice. Such knives will make cutting through a steak a rather easy proposition.
No matter what is on the menu for your party, having the right dishes and utensils is always going to be important.
Who is on the Guest List?
Even with all involved in preparing, which folks to invite may be the biggest task you end up facing.
Although it is your party, you do not want to end up with an event where you have some individuals who do not get along.
That said put some time into coming up with the guest list.
In doing this, you are going to be better off in the long run. Remember, there may be some with personalities that do not click. If so, you can always have a smaller event later on a more individual basis.
Last, make sure you get to enjoy your own housewarming party at the end of the day.
With all the planning and prep and then carrying things out, you might well get a little stressed.
Take a deep breath and enjoy all there is to enjoy with a housewarming party.
Now, all you have to do is pick a date and start planning.