Break out the Bubbly and Celebrate ... Housewarming Party
Housewarming parties seem to be becoming more of a trend these days. And, why shouldn’t they? Moving into a new home is not only a special moment for you but it is a huge milestone in your life. You have worked your hardest to get to this point and you should show it off to the world. This is why you MUST (and I say must because you deserve it) throw a housewarming party.
The best part of having a housewarming party is that it doesn’t really matter how perfect your new home looks. In all seriousness, you just moved in and you haven’t gotten completely settled in. Your friends and family will know this before they even step across your door. Your guests aren’t coming over to judge you’re decorating or painting skills, they are all coming over to celebrate the fact that you got out of your small apartment and into a real home.
When thinking of hosting your own housewarming party, remember your home is the main attraction so you don’t need to plan lots of games or entertainment to keep your guests amused. They are coming over to see your new home so they will be far more interested in touring your house than in participating in party games.
I do recommend having some cocktailsand appetizersavailable for your guests. In my opinion serving finger foods are your best bet. Many of your guests are going to be walking around and admiring your new home. Plus you’re going to be so busy entertaining and talking to your guests that the last thing you are going to want to worry about is a sit down dinner. I suggest placing the food trays all around the kitchen, dining and family room. Below I have found some simple and great recipes to follow. Also don’t forget the veggie and cheese tray.
These are always a safe bet. Let your guests snack on these while they mingle with other guests and admire your new home.
This is a great appetizer to serve because who doesn’t love cheese? Place it in the center of your serving plate and surround it with your favorite crackers.
Fruit Dip A refreshing dip to put out for all those who want to eat something healthy and who love sweets.
This is one of my top favorite recipes to make. It is so creative looking that it is promises not only to be eaten up but it will grab everyone’s attention.
A best seller at any party, especially if there will be men around.
When it comes to beverages, know what your guests like to drink. For instance, if children are coming then you are going to want have some non-alcoholicdrinks available. For the rest of us, I suggest including beer, wineand some sort of punch (with or without alcohol). Below I have found a couple of fun and tasty punches.
No matter what occasion you are celebrating, this punch always is a seller. The more fruit you add to it the prettier it will be. Just make sure the kids don’t get into it, since there is alcohol.
Champagne Punch Break out the bubbly! This is always a favorite at any party. Load it up with your favorite champagne and let the celebration begin.
Kids Friendly Margarita Punch Now we can’t forget about the kids! This is a great punch for both kids and adults.