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What You Need To Know About Throwing A Housewarming Party

by Bianca Guevara 01/13/2019

You’ve finalized the paperwork moved the last box and may have even kicked up your feet to relax. It’s time to celebrate owning your very own home. Homeownership is a major milestone after all and you deserve to bask in the pride of this accomplishment by throwing a housewarming party. Share your new home and kickoff memories to come with your favorite people.

Start planning by tallying the number of guests on your list that will comfortably, and safely, fit into the amount of space your home has. You also want to keep your budget in mind as you finalize the number of guests for your party.

The best time to throw a housewarming party is two to three weeks after you’ve moved and have begun to settle in. Most of your boxes are probably unpacked by this point and you have an idea of how you’d like everything to be set up.

Send out invites two weeks ahead of time to give everyone enough time to arrange their schedules plan for your party. This is also a good time to begin planning food and drinks. You’ll want to create a cohesive spread of food or if your party is at a mealtime plan a full dinner. Make calls to get pricing for any catering you may want to have done or start gathering recipes.

You’ll want to have every room of your home ready for showing the day of the party as guests will want to see the full house. Do your best to make each room presentable and try to have everything unpacked and put away. Have a playlist of music to play for the party and buy some fresh cut flowers to put a finishing touch to each room.

Have your home ready for the influx of guests by stocking your bathroom with plenty of toilet paper, several fresh hand towels and a full bottle of hand soap. Have a place ready for guests to leave coats, bags, and shoes.

On the day of the party, try to greet every guest as they arrive. Offer them a drink, show them where refreshments are available and give directions to the bathroom. Offer tours of your home throughout the day/night in small groups so everyone has a chance to get the full viewing.

Signify the party is wrapping up by offering dessert and coffee. Thank all of your guests for coming as they depart. It is always a nice touch to send thank you notes to guests, especially to those who brought housewarming gifts.

Owning a home is a major accomplishment and one that should be celebrated! Housewarmings are a fun way to gather friends and family together and enjoy the fruits of your labor.

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Bianca Guevara
Born and raised in Miami, Bianca knows Miami-Dade County and is a lover of SouthFlorida history and diverse culture. Bianca's integrity and professionalism coupled with her intimate knowledge of the Miami's real estate market is at the heart of her ability to provide her clients with hands-on, personally tailored services. She is always available to assist her clients around the clock. Her passion for real estate has helped her market with an innovative real estate buying and selling experience second to none. Bianca has represented a number of entrepreneurs, investment professionals, locals and provides all of her clients with top-notch service. She prides herself on providing a private, meticulous real estate experience to every client. Bianca was awarded the prestigious the Million Dollar Guild (GUILD)Recognition® by The Institute for Luxury Home Marketing. The GUILD recognition is awarded to residential real estate professionals performing in theMillion-Dollar and above market.The Institute only awards the recognition to professionals who have provided verified and notarized documentation of performance reflecting sales in the top 10% of their given market and above the million-dollar threshold.Bianca is a native South Floridian and is fluent in both, Spanish & English.When she’s not working, she enjoys photography, home decorating and traveling and volunteering her time at the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.