If you have recently moved into a new house or apartment, one of the things you may be planning to do is throw a housewarming party for your friends, family, and new neighbors to attend. Of course, moving into a new home can be a costly affair, so you may find yourself struggling when it comes to actually paying for your housewarming event. At the same time, it is always nice to have these parties as you can get to know your neighbors and also enjoy spending time with friends and family in your new home.
The good news is that there are ways in which you can save money on the cost of your housewarming party, and this is something that many people will want to do when they have just dealt with the cost of moving. There are various tips that can help, so it is worth taking these on board in order to help you to reduce your costs.
Some Tips to Help You Cut Costs
One thing you have to think about is the food for your housewarming. You should remember that this is not a birthday party or a food-focused event, so don’t go overboard with the food. Some people simply put out nibbles for guests to enjoy when they throw this sort of party. If you do want to put on some food, stick to basic finger buffet food such as finger rolls, sandwiches, crisps, and nuts. This will save you a lot of time as well as helping you to keep costs down. You could even ask close family and friends to bring some food along with them.
You also need to think about drinks, as this is something most of your guests will want to enjoy. First off, make sure you cater to all needs including soft drinks for those that do not drink alcohol. Also, when it comes to buying your alcohol, go online to find the best deals. You can get some great prices on alcohol online particularly if you are buying in bulk for a party. So, take some time to check out the various deals and offers online, as you can then benefit from having your drinks delivered to the door. Of course, you can also turn your party into one of those infamous ‘bring a bottle’ events, which will save you even more money on the cost of drinks.
One more thing to remember is that some people wait until their home is fully furnished before having a housewarming, and this could be a big mistake. Accidents and spillages could mean your carpets and furniture get ruined, which in turn could cost you a fortune. So, you should either have the party before your expensive furniture arrives or, if the weather is good, you can consider holding it in the garden if you have one.
All of these tips can help to reduce the costs associated with throwing a housewarming party.