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Decor Tips for a Perfect Housewarming Party

My guest blogger Chloe Taylor is back with some beautiful ideas on hosting your perfect housewarming party...


Buying a new house is a decisive moment in one’s life, and it is only natural to want to celebrate this important milestone with the people you hold closest. The tradition of a housewarming party goes way before our times and it has been a social norm for decades, if not centuries. One of the many things on host’s mind, then and now, is how to decorate the space to make it pleasant, inviting and a perfect showcase of the new house’s features. Luckily, throwing an amazing housewarming party is far from being difficult. You just need to unleash your creative genius, follow some simple tips, and remain calm. We will take care of the décor, and you just direct your mind towards entertaining and receiving the guests.

Have a Theme


Many people avoid having a party theme, because they think that will limit their plans and become more expensive and demanding, but actually it is quite the opposite. A specific theme is all you need to create the rest of the décor without too much brain-storming and to spend money only on the things you will actually use. A party theme can be everything from a color combination (black and white, Rose Quartz and Serenity, pastels, etc.) to something related for a specific era or phenomenon (e.g. Hollywood ‘50s glam).

Start at the Entrance


You should start welcoming your guests before they even enter the house. Now, if you think you will have to spend ton of money on decorating the entire house, you are mistaken. Most of these tasks can be covered with some basic DIY skill, such as this easy entrance garland. Just buy some colorful paper, or take several sheets of white paper and color them, cut out the shapes you want and string them together. Choose some colors that go well with your overall party décor, though. 



Set the Path


Keep in mind that your guest are probably in your house for the very first time, so it would be a great idea to lead them through it with some cute signs showing the way for the living room, bathroom, kitchen, etc. You can make some chalkboard or wooden signs, or simply print the directions on pieces of paper and put them on a wall.

A Welcoming Entertaining Area


If there is one thing you do not want to happen that is insufficient space for sitting. It is understandable that you cannot accommodate all the guests on your regular furniture pieces, but you should also not fill the entire living room with your dining chairs, etc. Instead, create a pleasant atmosphere with cushions, lazy bags, ottomans, and small chairs. 

Snacks and Drinks


We will leave the choice of food and drinks to you and discuss only about how to set the table and make it a beautiful focus point of the entire party. The only tip we will give you about food preparation and the choice of drinks is to make plenty of different small bites and mix up some cocktails. For example, we have found many interesting sweet and bitter drinks in bottle shops in Sydney which can be shaken not stirred and turned into amazing signature cocktails. Search for those spunky flavors in your local liquor stores. When setting up the table, find a single theme (e.g. nature, elegance, vintage, a specific color, etc.) and build upon it. Make sure the table has a centerpiece. It can be a vase with fresh flowers, a nicely decorated chocolate cake, etc. 
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When setting up the table, find a single theme (e.g. nature, elegance, vintage, a specific color, etc.) and build upon it. Make sure the table has a centerpiece. It can be a vase with fresh flowers, a nicely decorated chocolate cake, etc. 

DIY Tricks

The do-it-yourself projects will not only help you save some money while decorating the space for your party, but they will also be the cause of many praises you will be getting from your guests. You can set a chalkboard menu near the table with snacks and drinks, create a large guest book by the front door or in the living room, where the guests will be able to write or draw something for you. Depending on your theme you can fill up balloons with confetti or decorate champagne glasses with bow ties.

These tips can be used for any kind of party you are planning on throwing, from housewarming to birthdays. Feel free to add some of your own ideas and enjoy the compliments you will be receiving the entire evening.  




1 comment:

stevenjared0853 said...

I am completely impressed with these decorations! Want to throw housewarming party within a month of shifting to our new house. Also, thinking to host a DIY NYE party at local venue Houston. Let’s see if I get a venue in budget.