Throwing a housewarming party is a great way to introduce your new home to all of your friends and family. Many people choose to wait until the house is completely set up before throwing a housewarming party, but there really isnt a strict etiquette rule about when you should throw a party, so whenever you think is the best time would work.
If you are celebrating a new home with a massive backyard, then you might decide to just throw your housewarming party outdoors, instead of inside. That way, you dont really need to be completely finished unpacking and can still have a few boxes left from the move without getting in the way of the party. Although be sure that there is enough space to give your party guests a tour of the inside before moving the party outside.
An outdoor party can also be ideal during Summer or Fall because the weather will be nice and it can be a great way for you to enjoy your new backyard in the company of friends and family. Having an outdoor party may also work better logistically, for instance, if you are expecting a lot of guests, but your new home is a little on the smaller side, then bringing the party outside can be the perfect solution. Or if you are planning on doing major remodeling on the inside and would rather not set up the entire home just yet, then having the party outside can work out perfectly.
Having an outdoor party can also make cooking for your guests a cinch. You can simply fire up the barbeque and cook the regular menu of hamburgers and hotdogs. Set out a few side dishes like potato salad and coleslaw, and viola, your kitchen duties are done! Using paper plates and plastic utensils will make cleaning up super easy too.
For entertainment, you can provide a few lawn games, like horseshoes or bocce ball. If you have friends with similar lawn games, then it may be fun to have a tournament for you guests to play. Getting a new backyard is certainly fun, so providing lawn games is a great way to share in all the fun.
If you are also excited about finally having your own pool, then consider investing in some fun pool games for your outdoor housewarming party! Make sure to tell your guests on the invite that there will be a pool so that they can prepare to bring their suits or their towels, if necessary. If there are going to be kids at this party, then you should make sure that the adults take shifts in watching over the pool to make sure everyone is safe and having fun.
If you are hoping to extend the housewarming party into the evening hours, then providing some heat lamps or an outdoor fire pit can be a great way to keep your guests warm and keep the party going. An outdoor evening party can even be accented with outdoor lighting, such as pretty lanterns hanging from the trees or fun strings of lights on the perimeter of the deck or patio.
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