Ideas Will Make Your Housewarming Party The Hit of the Neighborhood!

From food to decor, there are tons of ways to make your housewarming party more than just a way to meet the neighbors and show off your new pad. Instead, make it a night to remember! Put your DIY skills to the test and pay attention to tiny details by cultivating an event the everyone will be wowed over. These ideas and tips will make your housewarming party the hit of the neighborhood. Check them out below!

Themed Food Spread

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Italian, Mexican, American or breakfast, theme your food spread and create a menu that meshes well. It’ll be more fun for your guests too!

Warm Welcomes

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Make sure your porch and front door have an inviting sense. Welcome your guests warmly with the right kind of decor.

Add Easy Bites

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Not everything has to be intricate or gourmet, instead, add some easy bites to the tables. Gorgeous cheese plates are always a bit hit at parties.

Fill The Address Book

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Set out your address book and have all of your guests come inside and write down their information. It’s an easy way to get a detailed chore done in no time!

Unique Drink Stations

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Think about setting up drink stations at a few places around the home and yard. And do so in a more unique and stylish way.

Make It All Bite-Sized

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Make it easier on the party-goers and create a menu full of bite-sized food. Don’t worry about everyone getting a large, heaping plate. Instead, they can pick and bite what they choose.

Pay Attention To The Time

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Evening affairs will be more formal and daytime celebrations become more casual. Pay attention to this when preparing.

Snap Photos

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Grab your polaroid and float it around the party! Make sure to capture the memories of this big events! And your guests will love the interaction.

Check The Weather

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Don’t get stuck with an outdoor party on a cloudy day filled with rain. Have a backup plan!

Sprinkle Around Balloons

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Create a pathway filled with festive balloons or just have them floating around the first floor. Balloons can be done in a super posh way and we love this idea!

Setup A Photobooth

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Part of the party decor or backyard landscape could be a funky photobooth for everyone to participate in. Place that polaroid here!

Throw Water Balloons

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Why not? Add this to the backyard for warmer weathered events and end on a fun, high note! The kids will sure love it!

Make It A Movie Night

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You could theme the event even further by showing a movie in the backyard too! Make it comfy and everyone can relax a bit.

With A Popcorn Bar

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What’s a movie night without some popcorn? Add some toppings too, chocolate, salt, extra butter, Ranch seasoning, cinnamon and more!

Remember The Nonalcoholic Sips

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Kids will surely be in attendance and not everyone at the party is going to want alcohol in their refreshments. Make sure you have some non options as well.

Unpack & Decorate

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You don’t have to have everything ready and going, but have everything unpacks and make sure to decorate a bit. Don’t forget to hang up some art for ambiance.

Show Your Best Views

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Cater the food tables and drink stations around the best parts of the home. Show the best views and most stylish locations.

Play Music

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Create an awesome play list too! Have music running on a loop to create that welcoming and fun atmosphere you’ll be rooting for.

Ice Cream Is Welcome

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Ice cream is welcome, especially in the summertime. You can also create a fun, “bar” experience with this idea too.

Don’t Be Afraid To Decorate

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Obviously, decorate your home, but don’t be afraid to add extra party details too. Garland, pom-poms and streamers can be done in unique and fashionable ways.

Provide Glass Markers

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Whether it’s a ribbon or a chalk label, it’s important to mark everyone’s drinks. No one wants to sip from a stranger’s cup.

Think About Comfort

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From fans to blankets, think about your guests’ comfort. If it’s colder outside, make sure you keep friends and family warm and vice versa.{found on thejunkdrunk}.

Add Extra Lighting

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Create ambiance with candle lights and lanterns! It adds a sophisticated appeal for your evening celebrations or a more fun and festive vibe.

Serve Kabobs

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Kabobs are easy to prep and guests love them! From fruits to cheeses and meats, kids and adults alike will grab them and run.{found on bystephanielynn}.

Prep A Message Wall

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Grab some sticky notes and create a “message” wall as another way to interact with your neighbors. They can write down fun welcome messages or even their phone numbers and addresses!{found on cocokelley}.

Send Them Home With Cookies

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What kind of home celebration doesn’t involve cookies? Use them as dessert or something to send home with your loved ones and new neighbors.{found on mydirtyaprons}.

Get Creative With Seating

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Add extra seating around the house for when guests want to take a load off. But get creative with it! Add floor pillows and the like in corners and nooks.

Think About How The House Smells

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Light some candles, boil some cinnamon and orange peels on the stovetop … do something to make your house smell just as good as it looks.

For The Kids

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If you’re inviting the kiddos of the neighborhood, then do something special just for them. Maybe may a water gun station in the backyard!{found on firsthomelovelife}.

Set Up A Smore’s Bar

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For outdoor affairs, start a fire and setup a place to build a make smore’s. It’s super easy to do and an absolute hit among your party-goers.{found on apumpkinandaprincess}.

Add Champagne To Celebrate

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It is a celebration afterall, so why not add champagne to the mix. Make sangria with the bubbles or just top off a glass or two for a welcome toast.

Interact With Your Guests

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Make sure you’re having fun with the new neighbors too. Set up some outdoor games or have some cards around the house to play a quick game of Rummy or War.

Chic Your BBQ

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Even if you’re having casual food, chic up the way it’s served. The condiments and utensils can be set out a lot more fashionable than what we’re all used to.{found on karaspartyideas}.

Build A Recipe Box

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Have everyone that walks through the door write down a recipe. This is another great way to have everyone get involved and talking.{found on thirtyhandmadedays}.

Say Thank You

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Don’t forget to write thank you notes for everyone who showed up! Handwritten letters are the best form of gratitude.

Hideaway The Breakables

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Just a tip, before everyone shows up, put away the breakables. There’s not reason for your brand new home to get broken in so literally.

Prep The Bathrooms

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Pay attention to the details in the bathroom too. Add some fresh florals and candles to make it a bit more guest-friendly.

Think About Stains

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No-stain white wine, champagne and sparkling water are all great ways to keep from getting scared of spills. Again, just another tip for keeping your new home … NEW!