Thursday, December 15, 2016

How To Host An Amazing House Warming Party

After the home buying journey ends and the furniture is moved in and the boxes are unpacked, it's time to celebrate! Fran Campbell Team - RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks shares some suggestions for hosting your housewarming party, from planning to thanking your guests. Our team's mission is to help you find that perfect property and strive to be the most professional real estate team at the Lake of the Ozarks. For all your real estate needs, trust the experienced agents at Fran Campbell Team. If you're ready to throw a housewarming party follow these steps!

Make a Plan and Set a Date

Choose your party time and type ahead of time. While most people tend to choose casual drinks and light bites, anything goes. Keep in mind, the Lake of the Ozarks is home to some amazing restaurants that will shock and awe your guests with their delicious catering options. Decide whether your event will be during the daytime or evening. You may want to open your home up for friends to come and go throughout the day or if your circle is a bit smaller, a more elaborate dinner party may better suite you. The size and scope of your party will dictate how early you will need send invites and start prepping.


Invitations are Important

With lots of great paperless invitation options, you can save paper and still keep things sophisticated. Don't forget to include a way to RSVP so you can be prepared for the big day (or night). If you're planning on a large crowd you may consider sending invitations out at least three weeks in advance - don't forget to invite your new neighbors, it's a great way to break the ice and make new friends!


Food for the Crowd

From the selection to the style to the serving station, there's a lot to think about when it comes to food for a crowd. Plot out your menu in advance, ensuring you have the right mix of easy to pick-up, dip, or scoop options. You may want to avoid trying new or complex recipes as they could lead to difficulties in the kitchen - keep it simple yet delicious. Like we mentioned before, if your budget allows, catering a spread is a fabulous option, too.


Plan a Party Playlist

Great music is essential when throwing a great party. Create a mix of old favorites and new beats to please the whole crowd. If your home is multi-level you can create a different playlist for each level. Guests will gravitate toward their musical styling and appreciate the choice. Turn up the music before the guests arrive to put you in the party mood!


Don't Forget Fragrance

Light some candles to set the ambiance and make your home smell delicious. Choose a scent that is warm and welcoming. An inviting scent will make the guests feel right at home, and that's your goal after all. During the holidays, try boiling some cinnamon sticks on the stove to make your home feel warm and cozy.


It's Your Party - Have Fun!

You know what they say, don't sweat the small stuff. We know you want to host the perfect party, but it's possible that something or some things will cause bumps along the way but don't let it bother you. In the spirit of celebrating your new home, relax and have fun! You might want to delegate duties to friends or family so you have time to document the party with photographs and give home tours to groups throughout the event. 

Thank Your Guests

Thank your guests for coming to your housewarming party as they leave that evening then again with a handwritten note. Personalized thank you notes are elegant and courteous and chances are, some guests brought gifts - they will especially appreciate the old-fashioned gesture. 

Once Fran Campbell Team has helped you find and purchase your dream home, you'll want to show it off to friends and family. If you follow these steps, you're sure to throw an amazing housewarming party. When your friends ask, who sold you your beautiful home, mention the talented agents at Fran Campbell Team








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