When your eyes light up and your heart starts pounding, you know you’ve found the one. The home you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived and there’s no better way to say “Welcome Home” than by throwing a party. So if you’ve got a housewarming party to throw in your new Ottawa condo, townhome, or terrace home, here’s everything you need to know!
Make it intimate
Don’t invite people for the sake of filling a room. Inviting people you rarely speak to is never a smart strategy. Housewarming parties don’t have to be large, having every room filled to the brim with people. Smaller, intimate parties are better. You get to spend quality time with the people you care the most about. Plus, it’s a great way to invite your new neighbours over and get to know them.
Don’t spend the entire time in the kitchen
Sure, throwing a great housewarming involves tasty food and flowing drinks, but be sure to make time for you to mingle as well. Being a host or hostess doesn’t mean you don’t get to partake in the fun. So do what you can to prep everything ahead of time. Have an area for the bar where people can serve themselves and enjoy the party! Even though you want to use your contemporary kitchen, consider splurging for a caterer so you can relax.
Make it inviting
There’s nothing worse than walking into a house party only to be met with awkward silence encompassing the party. So break up any tension by making your party inviting and always have some music playing the background to liven up any awkwardness.
Only give a tour when asked
As much as you love your new home, not everyone is eager to see every inch of it with a personalized tour. So aside from your family and closest friends, don’t take every person who walks through the door on a detailed tour. If they ask, then go for it. But every closet doesn’t have to be included on that tour.
Settling into your new home for many is only complete after the housewarming party is over. So if you’ve yet to throw one, what are you waiting for? It’s one of the best ways to gather your friends and family to show off your new digs all in one shot. It’s also the perfect way to invite your new neighbours over and get to know them. And just be sure that you make time to join in on the conversations and enjoy your own party too.
Theberge Homes is proud to build condos, townhomes, and terrace homes in Ottawa that people are excited to show off. Contact us to learn more about building your new home!