You’ve just moved into your new Wayne Home, and you couldn’t be more thrilled. The cupboards are stocked, boxes are unpacked and the furniture is exactly where you envisioned it. Now that you’re feeling settled in, it’s time for you to host an amazing housewarming party—after all, you deserve it! From creating a guest list to menu suggestions, Wayne Homes has outlined step-by-step instructions below for showcasing your new custom home while making your housewarming party a smashing success. Happy party planning!
Make the Guest List
One of the first details to tackle is deciding how many people you want to host and who to invite. Of course your closest friends and family members make the cut, so go ahead and write them on the list. If you’ve moved into a new neighborhood, you may want to get to know who is living near you. Open the door to your new neighbors, and invite them to your housewarming party too.
Send Out Invitations
When sending out invitations, don’t forget to include your new address, date, time and any other important information needed to find your home to celebrate this milestone. You may also want to design a housewarming party invitation that fits a theme. Host a backyard movie party and mail out invitations that look like movie tickets, or maybe you want to use the move-in process as your theme, so you send announcements that look like paint swatches. When asking neighbors to join, go door-to-door to hand deliver their invitations; learn their names and a little more about them.
Clean Your Home and Rearrange the Furniture
Even if you’ve recently moved into your new custom home, you’ll want to do a deep cleaning several days before the party—when the day arrives, all you need to do is a light pickup so you can focus on the other important tasks at hand. If you’re expecting a lot of company, rearrange the furniture in the rooms you plan to occupy to optimize seating and flow.
Create the Ultimate Menu and Food Spread
Are you hosting a sit-down meal? Or is finger food more your style? Creating the menu for a housewarming party involves approximating the number of guests and making sure there is plenty to go around. It’s better to have more food than to have guests with hungry bellies. If you’ll be hosting close friends and family for a formal meal, you may want to include an RSVP in your invitation. A buffet of tapas or appetizers allows guests to mix and mingle, just make sure your housewarming party foods are easy to eat and not too messy. Don’t forget to stock up on plenty of plates, napkins and cutlery.
Offer a Home Tour
You’re hosting all these people to your housewarming party, so be sure to give them what they want—a tour of your new custom home. You have the option of either giving the tour yourself, or invite guests to wander from room to room. Leave cue cards in each area to enlighten your guests as to why you chose particular color schemes and décor.
A housewarming party is the perfect opportunity to show off your new custom home from Wayne Homes to all your friends, family and neighbors. For these past few months, you’ve worked closely with our team to create a home you can be proud of, and now it’s time to put all your style on display. With these helpful hints, make your housewarming party for your Wayne Home one the neighbors will be talking about for years to come.
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