The dust has settled and your luxury home is finally complete! After settling into your home, deciding where to put the tupperware, placing your chairs in the right spot, and buying plants to lighten the place up, there is still one more thing left to do: have a housewarming party! Your custom home has been the only thing you’ve talked about with your friends, neighbors, and family, and they want to see what all the hype is about! They want to see where you’ll be spending the rest of your life, so there are a few things you need to consider before sending the invites and RSVPs. If you haven’t built your dream home, then contact Splittgerber Professional Builders and speak with one of our artisan builders about a consultation!
Create a Signature Cocktail
Buying alcohol can add up pretty quickly, especially if you’re buying multiple types to accommodate the tastes of all the people you’ll be having over. To limit the amount of money you spend, think of a drink, a signature cocktail, that will please you and your guests and will put an elegant spin on the night. This can be whatever you choose, and be as intricate or as simple as you like. If you need some help with cocktail ideas, there are no shortage of cocktail lists and ideas for you to utilize. If it helps, let the season inspire you. Summer or spring housewarming parties in your new custom home might inspire you to create a fresca sangria, or a blackberry whiskey lemonade. Fall and winter months might call for some hard cider or bourbon milk punch.
Treat it Like an Open House
Think about the people you want to invite. Then think about how they show up to parties — are they always late or are they on time? There’s a good chance that if you set a time for your party to start, you’re going to get some friends showing up early, some on time, and the majority probably showing up late. To avoid the hassle of trying to herd your friends to your house, treat it as an open house. Schedule your party with a three or four-hour time span, say 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. This is less stressful for you and also lets your friends come and go if they please. Another bonus is that the friends or neighbors who might not be able to make the first half will be able to be present for the second, and visa versa.
Plan a Tour
This is what everyone is here for: to see your house. A housewarming party isn’t complete without a grand tour of the place you worked so hard on. The best part is, no one is going to know what to expect because your house will be unlike any other. It’s all you through and through. It might be a given, but before you give a tour, make sure you clean your house. This might include vacuuming, making your beds, clearing clothes off your floor, putting toys in their designated area, etc. It will get dirty from the party, of course, but it will be easy to clean up afterward because your home is already spic-and-span. Also, here’s a pro tip: open up window blinds and light some candles to make your house seem bigger and more welcoming. Natural light is great for accenting your beautiful home and lighting candles will simply make your home smell great!
Provide a Wide Variety of Food
With different diets becoming popular, there is no way to please everyone at once by bringing simple snacks or appetizers. Plus, you want to make an impression on your guests, after all, this is the first time in your new custom home and you want things to be perfect. This can be difficult, especially if you have picky eaters, so try providing some food that will appeal to different tastes, preferences, and diets. Gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options are a must, as they not only provide a healthier option at the party, but make your guests feel thought of and appreciated. You don’t have to provide a full three-course meal — unless you want to — but a variety of food, and some dessert, gives the impression you took some time into planning your party and considering your guests’ needs.
Create a Playlist
Background music makes any event seem more lively because when there are natural breaks in conversation, the opposite of what you want is silence that seems to linger, penetrating the light and happy mood. Music fills those natural gaps in the conversation, making silence less awkward. Further, a killer playlist will enhance the Fung Shui of your house and help keep the atmosphere your party vibes happy and light. What you decide to play is up to you, but choosing some music that the majority of people know and like will give people the chance to dance or sing along.
Make Sure There are Enough Seats
Comfort is key with any sort of party. You want to make sure people have the option to sit down should they want to. While standing encourages movement and social interactions, you don’t want to make your guests irritated if they can’t get comfortable. Chairs and couch space is a given, but you can make the floor inviting with floor pillows and sheepskins. Chairs let people relax and enjoy the experience around them. Sitting down also lets them fully absorb your home and notice things they might not have seen had they been standing.
It’s been a long journey since you first had the idea that you wanted to build your custom dream home. But, even with every bump in the road and every uphill battle, you made it! And wasn’t it worth it? This is the home you’ll be growing old in, passing it down to your children so they can create their own memories. If you want to create your custom dream home, then contact Splittgerber Professional Builders — we not only have the experience to help you build your dream home, but we have advice and well-crafted artisan expertise to help manifest your dreams and ideas into a reality. Please, contact us today for a consultation.