MY TOP TIPS FOR PLANNING A HOUSEWARMING PARTY


Holy cow! It has been a long time since we have last held the housewarming party (even though we've moved more times I have fingers, perhaps that's the reason for the lack of housewarming parties on our address) and now we are finally going to hold one at the end of this month. So I decided to come and share some tips for planning a housewarming party.

Let your neighbours know
This is super important, especially if you're living in an apartment building like we are. Our rules say that the quiet time begins at 10pm, so it means that we and the party people need to be out of the apartment by then and we also need to let our neighbours know a few weeks before so they can prepare themselves for the possible noise we might cause. This might sound a bit odd, but it's a common thing to do in Finland and well, it's polite too. You know, if you're living in an apartment building you must remember that there are other people too.

Figure out a place for the afterparty
You know, if you must leave your house at 10pm it would be pretty bad if the party ended there. So here it means that you figure out options and list out different bars to suggest to your guests and together you all will decide where you're off to when the time comes. It's super convenient and we actually have a pub next door so it's a win-win situation for us!

Serve punch, but ask people to bring over their own drinks if they want to get wasted
Sounds like a teen party - but it's very common even between adults to bring your own drinks to a house party. The hosts will usually make some punch so there is something for everyone, even if they wouldn't bring their own drinks.

Send out invites a month earlier
As people who hold housewarming parties are usually working adults, or well - adults in general. It means that their guests have their own lives too. And now that it's July, the Summer season and holidays are on, it's important to be early on sending out the invites so guests with children can get someone to look after their kids and if there needs to be done some changes to their work shifts, it's easier for them to give an early notice. Most of our guests are parents or working on the weekends, entrepreneurs, so that means that they don't necessarily have the possibility to actually get here at a week notice. Oh, how things were easier back in the days.

What are your top tips for planning a housewarming party?





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  1. Those seem look cool tips, especially that people should get their own booze if they really wanna get sloshed :)

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    1. Definitely & the hosts save a huge amount of money in it :-) housewarming parties are usually pretty small so there’s no need to worry about the house getting trashed as all you’ve invited are usually just the closest friends :-)

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  2. These are some great tips! I have actually never hosted a housewarming party, but I definitely can agree with the sending out invites in advance part because even as young adults it’s so hard to get every one to be free and able to come on the same day! xx
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    1. Yes, and mostly because it’s summertime. People tend to leave cities during the summer so it’s a good heads up for the ones who might want to attend but can’t if the invitations are sent out in short notice!

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  3. Will you serve food? I never know what snacks and such to have on hand for parties like that! (For some reason it's easier to figure out what to serve when the party is for a holiday or a birthday or something.)

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    1. Yes! Or well, not food food - but salty snacks :-)

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  4. Ooh this is so cute! I’d love to do a housewarming when I move into my first home with my boyfriend! It’s great that you’ve done a post on this because it’ll probably help so many people xx

    Livingandblogging.co.uk

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    1. I’m happy to hear that you enjoyed the post :-)

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  5. Rosetta Robinson12/7/18 11:59 pm

    I've never actually hosted a house warming party but these are great tips! I'll keep them in mind! <3

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    1. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed the post :-)

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  6. I loved this post Jasmin! I love a good house party and haven’t held one for absolutely ages. I agree with all your points, especially telling your neighbours! That’s so important!!

    Love, Cally x

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  7. Some really helpful tips here - completely agree about common courtesy to let your neighbours know. And how fab to have a pub so close by! My only addition would be to offer some nibbles that don't need plates. Great post! X

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Yes, that’s exactly the kind of snacks we’re about to serve :-)

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  8. Great post Jas! I've never thrown a house warming party but it sure sounds fun, lol plus I like planning events and stuff. At home we call it a bottle party when people bring the'r drinks to the party and you basically provide the venue. Then if it's a really large party like that it's called a cooler party. I also like the idea of sending invites a month prior! Great tips! :D

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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    1. Okay, that’s the coolest thing ever! The fact that you have a term for that kind of a party!

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  9. These are great tips Jasmin. :) I have never before hosted a party like that except for my bday but I would really love to, after reading this post. I think it would be cool. :)

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    1. It’s fun hosting a party :-) in a way!

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  10. Great tips! Can't say I've ever been to a housewarming party and I've never thrown one because I've never had the need to! I'd hate people messing up my house tbh haha!

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Hahah, that’s why you’ll only invite closest friends so nothing gets trashed ;)

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  11. Excellent tips! I love that you mentioned sending out invitations a month early - there's nothing worse than finding out about a party with only a few days to arrange my schedule!

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    1. That exactly! Can’t imagine anything worse either haha.

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  12. After completing a renovation, we're finally hosting our housewarming this weekend! It's been a year since we moved in, but it will still be nice to have a formal way to meet the neighbors. We're doing the main event and our neighbors are hosting the after party! Great tips--getting the word out early is important because people are busier than ever these days!

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    1. Oh that’s so exciting! Congratulations on your new home :-)

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