Hosting a housewarming party to celebrate your new home is a great way to spend a fun evening with loved ones. All that’s needed are a few entertaining essentials like serving sets, tablecloths and contemporary glassware sets. The prep work for the party begins with cleanup. Bring home basic cleaning tools like brooms and mops and give your apartment a thorough cleanup before the party.
If you live in a studio apartment, consider rearranging the furniture to make space for a dance floor or to allow guests to move around freely. For apartments with multiple stories, consider setting up more than one party area to give your visitors space to mingle. Use the coffee table and dining table to set up a buffet. Cover the tables with tablecloths to protect the table surfaces and to get your home ready for the party. Trendy options such as dip-dye tablecloths are a great choice for your home and for the party setting. Keep the buffet well-stocked with cocktail napkins, small plates for party snacks and coasters. Get plenty of coasters for the party so guests can set down their drinks and sit back.
Other essentials for a housewarming party are trendy serving sets. Cheese platters and serving plates are versatile and can be used to serve cheese and hors d’oeuvres. Choose serving sets with handles so it’s easy to transport food from the kitchen to the buffet table. Serving trays are also very helpful tools for the party. They are great for serving cocktails and are useful during the cleanup after the party. The trays can also double as catch-alls for keys, mail and other odds and ends after the party. Serve cocktails in chic glassware sets. The glasses don’t have to be similar so play mix and match with pieces from different sets. Finds from antique stores can be paired with colorful cocktail glasses for an eclectic collection.
Alternative seating such as poufs, ottomans and floor pillows are great ideas for the housewarming party. Place these around your living room so guests can relax and mingle. Remember to make space for guests’ coats and handbags. You can rearrange some of your things in the coat closet to make room. Happy Housewarming!
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