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So you’ve just moved into your new home in one of our communities – congratulations! There are few things more exciting than moving into a new home.
After moving day’s over and you’ve finished unpacking, it’s time to show off your new home to your friends, family, and new neighbours. So how can you throw a housewarming party to remember?
Grazing tables Just as much about the Instagram as they are about the taste, grazing tables (or platters, if you’re only having a few guests) are a big hit at the moment – and for good reason! Jam-packed full of delicious cheese, crackers, meats, fruits, nuts, and more, grazing tables are perfectly suited to housewarming parties. While you can easily make your own, if you feel like a lower-stress grazing table, then there are plenty of fabulous caterers out there. Try getting in touch with Grazing Tables and Cheeseboards, using their little black book of caterers, they’ll be able to connect you with a local supplier that suits your needs, regardless of where you are in the country! The Platter Queen
Cheese towers If you’re not much of a sweet tooth, or just REALLY love cheese, then the latest ‘cake’ trend might be for you – cheese towers! Get an amazing caterer like The Cheese Bar in Brisbane to sort it for you, or pick a range of cheese rounds, stack them one on top of another and voilà – you’ve got yourself a delicious savoury treat in minutes. The Cheese Bar, Brisbane
Build your own drinks bar Mimosa bars are all the rage at bridal showers right now, but why should you miss out just because no-one’s getting married? Simplify the drinks prep for yourself and give your guests something fun to do by setting up a DIY mimosa bar – lay out bubbles, fruit juices, fresh fruit, and glasses and let your guests go to town creating dream mimosa concoctions! If mimosa isn’t your thing, just pick your favourite cocktail (or mocktail!) and offer some options for mixing. Fresh Direct
Festoon lights For an outdoor party, you can’t go past festoon lights – when the sun goes down, these beautiful lights, which feature bigger bulbs than fairy lights, are the perfect way to add some soft lighting to your backyard. Put them up for the party and you might just find you want to keep them up forever! Fusion Lighting
Cute invites If you haven’t met your neighbours before, it can be a bit intimidating inviting them all round – so why not show off what makes you unique with some custom invites? Write a cute poem, include a photo of you in your new home – anything that makes it feel like you! Design some quickly on a site like Canva, then print and pop them in everyone’s letterboxes or send them to your friends and family online. Canva
Snapchat geofilters With such a fantastic housewarming, your guests are sure to be snapchatting their friends pics of all the beautiful touches – so why not make their snapchats even more special with a personalised housewarming geofilter? Filters are all the rage for weddings and 21sts, but there’s no reason why you couldn’t have a housewarming one – get one off Etsy or create your own with the date, your names, and a little house icon. Snapchats might only last a few seconds, but the memories will definitely last forever! Misty Moss Designs
Housewarming favours Remember being a kid and getting to take a goodie bag home from parties? It was invariably the best part! Give your guests back that feeling with cute housewarming favours – whether little jars of popcorn that say ‘Thanks for popping by!’ or tiny house-shaped boxes with a few choccies in them, you’ll find heaps of ideas on Etsy or Pinterest. And your guests will keep the good vibes going well after they leave your new home! Evermine