Moving? Housewarming Party Themes to Show Off Your New Home

Inviting people to your new place is a great way to show off your home and meet new people from your new community. Not to mention maintaining friendships with others from your old neighborhood.

Gathering for a fun event, such as a party, has many possibilities. What better way to begin making new memories in a home than to throw a housewarming party?

Let’s look at a few terrific housewarming party themes you might want to consider.

Seasonal Parties

If you’re hard-pressed for a theme to pull your housewarming party together, you can’t go wrong with seasonal parties.

  • Spring. Plan a weekend brunch to show off your cooking skills. Decorate with seasonal fresh flowers. If you have a garden patio, it’s the perfect location.
  • Summer. Throw yourself a backyard BBQ, have a nighttime bonfire complete with s’mores, or throw a pool party if you have a pool.
  • Fall. It’s usually warm enough to throw a “summery” backyard BBQ or, if, towards the end of the month, go with seasonal pumpkins, apples, and similar fall-themed treats.
  • Halloween or Thanksgiving. Get into the Halloween spirit with some of these spooky foods and treats.  If you’re beyond Halloween, go for a Thanksgiving theme with seasonal fare, sharing thanks, friendship, and fun.
  • Winter. This season brings many possibilities. Decorate festively for Christmas or with a beautiful winter wonderland theme. Secret Santa, cookie decorating, ornament making, or simply cooking or catering seasonal goodies for your guests.

Other ideas for any time of the year include potlucks and inviting your neighbors to share their best dishes, hosting a wine tasting, or holding a formal sit-down dinner for a more intimate, getting-to-know-you evening.

DIY Taco Bar

Taco bars typically hold broad appeal. Set out different fillings (beef, chicken, pork, and vegetarian options), tortillas, and a variety of toppings. For beverages, offer horchata, Mexican beer, and soda. Complete your theme with festive music and decorations.

Game Night

A great way to gather people is to plan a game night with snacks and Hors D’oeuvres. You can break out traditional games, such as Trivial Pursuit, Pictionary, Yahtzee, Scattegories, or a deck of cards.

Prefer digital? Many companies, such as JackboxGames, sell games able to accommodate big groups. Guests use their smartphones and follow prompts on the TV or a laptop. Great games for big groups (some you may need to rotate players, but even non-players can participate as “audience” players) include Quiplash, Fibbage, or Bracketeering, to name a few.

Dessert Party

Every housewarming party worthy of its name involves food. If you’re not a good cook or don’t have the time or budget to plan a meal for a large group, you can always plan a dessert party. Assemble a table with pastries, doughnuts, pies, cakes, cookies, and other delectable desserts. Complete your theme with coffee, tea, milk, and hot chocolate.

Moving Made Easy!

Housewarming parties are fun to think about, but first, you’ll need to complete your move. By working with a reliable and trustworthy mover, you can get settled in more quickly and get planning your party.

When you’re ready, contact us for a free quote.

Floor Plan Preparation Tips Before You Pack Up And Move

Creating a floor plan is an important task you want to tackle before you move into your new place. This way, you know well ahead of your relocation about any adjustments you need to make.

Benefits of a Floor Plan

A floor plan is a multi-purpose document that helps you and your movers. For you, it’ll save money and time, and, for your household movers, an appreciation of not having to figure out where to place heavier, more oversized items upon arrival. Benefits of a floor plan include:

  • Ensuring your furniture and other oversized items fit in your new place before you move them.
  • Informing your movers of exactly where to place your belongings.
  • Saving you time and avoiding unnecessary heaving lifting of items if they don’t fit or look right where you initially placed them.

By taking care of a floor plan ahead of time, you’ll avoid the complications and costs of moving items that won’t fit in your new rooms. Making a floor plan isn’t as complicated as it sounds. Here we’ll list easy steps you can take.

Consider Your Layout

To start, think about the layout of each room in your new house, condo, or apartment. If you prefer a specific layout of your furniture, TV, and other items, sketch where you want your things to go on paper.

If you’re like many people, you might be “locked in” to a specific look and feel, but try to be open. You might be surprised to learn another room arrangement might give you more open space or offer the ability to take advantage of better natural lighting. To aid in your planning, try using a floor plan app.

Take Accurate Measurements

Once you know where your larger items should go, take measurements, not once, but twice. Even if your furniture fits beautifully in your current home, this configuration may not work in your new place.

Add your measurements to your floor mapping to ensure everything fits nicely. If an item doesn’t work, this provides you time to explore other layout configurations or plan to sell, give away, or donate the furniture you won’t be able to bring. In this case, you’ll also have time to look and order new furniture that will fit.

Pro tip: Remember to measure doorways, hallways, stairways, and room entryways to ensure movers can navigate and bring oversized items inside.

Think About the Traffic Flow in Each Room

When planning your rooms, consider the traffic flow in each room. You don’t want to put a recliner chair in the pathway to your dining area or place a big-screen TV in front of a window. Try to create a floor plan that allows your household members to move through each room effortlessly.

Ready to Schedule Your Upcoming Move?

Creating a floor plan sounds complicated, but it’s not as hard as you think. Armed with one, you’ll have a more straightforward moving experience.

If you’ve found a new home and are ready to pick a date, contact our professional movers. We’re happy to answer questions and offer free quotes. Contact us today!