8 Tips to Give a Successful Housewarming Party on a Budget

When you make a household move, hosting a housewarming party is a fun and easy way to get to know your new neighbors. Housewarming parties allow lots of room for creativity; the good news is that you can throw a successful party without overspending. Here are some tips.

1. Set a Budget

The key to keeping costs low is determining how much you’re comfortable spending and staying within that budget. A casual housewarming party for $100 can be as much fun as a formal one for $500. Creativity and hospitality are more important than money.

2. Limit the Guest List

Inviting a smaller number of people will help you better manage limited resources. When deciding on the guest list, consider the following:

  • People who have something in common will be better able to engage in lively conversation with each other.
  • You don’t have to invite people you don’t like or who won’t fit in with the crowd.
  • Allowing each person to bring a significant other may help the conversation flow better.
  • Some uninvited guests may turn up anyway. Show hospitality.

3. Use Informal Invitations

Consider using email or a Facebook invite instead of spending money on formal invitations. Sites like Paperless Post and Punchbowl allow you to send festive cards online.

Send invitations one to three weeks before the event. Also, ask guests to confirm whether they will attend so that you order the right amount of food.

4. Choose a Realistic Date

Consider waiting a month or two after you move in to hold your party. You’ll have time to recover physically and financially from your move.

5. Skip the Decorations

People come to a housewarming party to see your new home and to get to know you and your neighbors. Adding expensive decorations is optional. A simple vase of cut flowers can add ambiance without costing too much.

If you feel you must decorate, visit the local dollar store or buy something you can use after the party, such as artwork.

6. Serve a Big Batch Cocktail

Stocking a bar can be expensive. However, you can make a large festive batch of one cocktail. Another option is to serve only beer and wine. Remember to serve a festive and attractive nonalcoholic alternative for those who prefer nonalcoholic beverages.

7. Save on Food

You can serve many party dishes without overspending. Baked treats like banana bread, cookies, or muffins are tasty and inexpensive. Indeed, the entire event could be a dessert party.

Consider hot deviled eggs, beer cheese dip, vegetable fritters, cucumber sandwiches, or another budget appetizer for finger food.

8. Play Games

Games can make the party fun and encourage people to see your home and get to know each other.

Scavenger Hunt

Hide several items in your home. Then divide guests into several groups to search for the items. The group that finds all the items first wins a small prize.

Room Memory

Let guests look at a room in your home briefly. Then have them leave the room and write down as many details as possible about the room. The one who lists the most details wins.

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