With all of our new neighbors in Brunswick Crossing, there are going to be a lot of housewarming parties this year. It’s high time that we talk about the most popular Pinterest projects for these occasions, from favors and food to invites and the guest book.
Here’s our countdown to the best party ideas to try out in your new home:
Address Collection. A new neighborhood means new friends, and what better way to stay in touch than by offering a blank address book or letterpress cards at your housewarming party? Purchase one online, and spruce it up with a poster display and a few designer pens. You can also offer a blank calendar for guests to sign their name on their birthday, so you never forget a gift again!
Decorations Galore. Take a page out of Pixar’s book, and create an Up-inspired centerpiece for your new home. Top it off with do-it-yourself hanging whisk tealight holders in your new kitchen and a paint card banner on the food table, and a customizable Be Our Guest WiFi Password sign from Etsy.
Guest Book. To make your party stand out, find a creative alternative to the traditional guest book. Consider using jenga blocks, a champagne bottle with metallic pen, personalized wine cork shadow box, or easy do-it-yourself speech bubbles in a photo booth. You can find directions for all of these ideas and more from Lydi Out Loud.
Housewarming Invitations. If you don’t want to throw away those 20 paint cards, use them as tokens for housewarming invitations like this. Cut the swatches into the shape of a house or a key, so people know exactly what your event is for. You can also use each section for an event detail, such as address, RSVP date, and registry details.
Menu Mayhem. Arguably the most time-consuming and stressful part of throwing a housewarming party is the food prep -- until now. Try one of our favorite party appetizers:
Caprese Salad Skewers from Stuck On Sweet
Cranberry Chicken Salad on Apple Slices from Yummy Addiction
Ham and Swiss Sliders from CincyShopper
Pineapple Salsa from The Gunny Sack
Smoked Salmon Cucumber Bites from Wholesome Yum
Spinach Dip Bites from Lil’ Luna
If you don’t have time for one of these fun recipes, use these personalized Etsy cupcake toppers to add a little flair to your boxed dessert. You can also create a quick snack with Rice Krispies treats and colored chocolate to mimic the look of wet paintbrushes.
Party Favors. Party favors are always a good idea. It’s a chance to give a little something to the guests and new neighbors that made your house feel like a home for the first time. To avoid handing out more “junk” to fill your new friends’ homes, offer mini candles to warm their spirits, or print a free cutout of a stand-up home to fill with candy. Say “thanks for popping by” with an assortment of popcorn kernels, or give out a personalized succulent or cacti. The possibilities are truly endless.