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Celebrate Your New Home with a Housewarming Party

When you move into a plush new home at Villa Medici, you’re going to feel like celebrating – and showing off your sweet new space to friends, family and loved ones. One of the best ways to do this is to throw a housewarming party, an informal gathering that marks the momentous occasion of buying a home. It gives people a chance to see your new home and neighborhood, and to help you furnish your space with a gift. A housewarming party is also a great way to reconnect with friends, meet your new neighbors, and to relish your success as a homeowner.

Check out these convenient tips for throwing a housewarming party, and celebrate in style.

  • Set a date. Housewarming parties are traditionally thrown within 90 days of arrival, after you’re a bit settled in. Setting a date is an excellent motivator to get unpacked and sort out your décor, tasks that otherwise can stretch into many more months – or years! With the party on your calendar, you’ll be forced to get organized. If you have to extend the date a few more months, do so, but set it either way.
  • Go for good enough. Don’t expect your space to be completely decorated and 100% the way you want it before you host a party. You don’t have to spend a ton of money on new furniture and create a perfect “as seen on TV” look. Aim for “good enough.” Your friends will understand that your home decor is an ongoing project.
  • Prepare easy appetizers and finger foods. A housewarming party is not the time to go crazy in the kitchen. You’ll want to be chatting with friends and giving tours of your home – not stuck in front of the stove or mixing complicated cocktails. Serve hors d’oeuvres that are easy to prepare and easy to eat.
  • Stock a do-it-yourself bar station so that your guests can make their own drinks. Skip the full bar. Beer and wine will suffice, or you can opt for a few types of liquor, popular mixers and slices of lemon. Make sure you have plenty of accessible ice, and don’t forget about beverages for non-drinkers like bottled water, soda pop or iced tea.
  • Set up a play area for kids. If you have a guest bedroom or back patio, these spaces are perfect “kid zones” that will keep them entertained – and out of the way. Set some toys around or if you have none, a few empty moving boxes and craft supplies will keep the young ones occupied.
  • Perk up your space. Bowls of citrus fruit, fresh flower bouquets, glowing candles and music help create an inviting atmosphere. Small details help add personality to your housewarming party.
  • Party favors will send everyone home with a smile on their faces. Bag up some spices nuts, gourmet chocolates, cookies or votive candles to show your guests how much you appreciate their presence.

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