6 Ideas for a Housewarming Celebration

It seems that the summer months are always a popular time for moving. If you recently settled into a new space, congratulations! You might be wondering how you can best share the joy of your new home with friends and family. I always love a reason to host loved ones, especially when there’s something big to be celebrated. Hosting an event requires a bit of inspiration sometimes, so I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite ideas for a housewarming party.

Desserts Only

A spread of mini cakes and desserts.

A dessert party is not only a wonderful excuse to skip right to the sweets, but it also takes the pressure off cooking up an extravagant dinner. Depending on your style, this could be an ideal option. Plus, you’ll have extra time to focus on trying new and exciting dessert recipes. You might even opt for a potluck style. Have everyone bring a treat they love to indulge in. This is a great way to have a variety of delicious options for everyone to enjoy.

Candle Making

Candles in the process of being poured.

If you’re looking for an activity-focused event, candle making is a lovely idea. A candle-making party is a fun way to keep your guests occupied and entertained. With different scent options, there’s something everyone can enjoy making. This is the perfect way to create some personalized home goods and easily provide your guests with a favor. Who doesn’t love lighting a brand new candle in their home?

Stock-the-Bar Party

Two cocktails and bar supplies.

A stock-the-bar party isn’t just reserved for wedding showers. It’s a nice way for everyone to contribute to your new home with favorite beverage ingredients, drinkware, or other bar supplies. It provides guests with an easy starting point for a housewarming gift. You can turn this into a party by serving up a few different drink options. Think of this as a cocktail party, and maybe include food options like a charcuterie board and appetizers.

Sip-and-Paint Soirée

A hand painting on a canvas with a glass of wine nearby.

Tipsy arts and crafts are a nice way for everyone to unwind while catching up with some great conversation. Gather around the dining area and provide each guest with a canvas and something to sip on. This is another example of how you might keep your event focused on an enjoyable task. I personally love to see what everyone creates.

Classic Backyard Barbecue

Food being made on a grill.

Especially in the warmer months, it’s nearly impossible to go wrong with a good backyard barbecue. Fire up the grill, offer your guests refreshments, and enjoy the welcoming home you’re creating. This is a laid back way to entertain and focus a little extra time on sprucing up your new outdoor space. Hang some string lights and make sure there’s seating for conversation areas. I love this as an option to soak up the last bit of summer.

Bouquet Arranging

A bouquet being arranged.

I always enjoy putting together a beautiful floral arrangement. Gather flowers, and allow guests to create their own bouquets. You might even opt for a garden party theme. The best part? Everyone will end up with a creation that smells gorgeous, and you can fill your new home with fresh flowers. This is an easy way to bring life to your space and give it a little summer refresh.

Moving is a milestone that to be excited about! Inviting your closest people into a new house can be one of the best feelings. There’s always a sense of pride for the home you’re creating. My hope is that these ideas for a housewarming party provide you with a starting point for your next gathering in a new space. No matter what you choose, it’s hard to go wrong when you’re creating memories with the ones you cherish most.