5 Tips for Hosting the Best Virtual Housewarming Party

5 Tips for Hosting the Best Virtual Housewarming Party

Buying a new home is an exciting milestone that warrants a celebration – even if a traditional inperson gathering is not possible. Virtual housewarming parties can be just as enjoyable and allow you to celebrate your new space without worrying about cleaning, cooking, or other stressful party prep steps. Hosting a virtual affair also allows you to invite people who usually would not be able to attend.

Are you ready to send out those Zoom invitations and begin planning? Explore our tips for throwing a virtual housewarming party to help you get started.

Film a Virtual Tour

One of the most exciting parts of hosting a traditional housewarming party is taking your guests on a tour of your new space. The good news is, you do not have to sacrifice this exciting moment just because you are hosting a virtual housewarming party.

Record a tour of your home in advance and email the video to friends. You may even choose to send this video along with the invite for your virtual housewarming party – that way, your friends have a clearer view of your new space ahead of time. This will also leave more time during your party for games, socializing and other activities.

Add Special Touches

Since you will not need to worry about decorating, catering, cooking or preparing drinks for an inperson gathering, consider giving the experience a special touch that guests can enjoy from the comfort of their own home during your party.

If you are only inviting a small group, perhaps you can send each household a bottle of wine or rosé to enjoy during your party. Or, get a little creative and create a unique cocktail in honor of your new home. Name it after your new street or neighborhood, and send guests the recipe ahead of time so you can all sip on it together during the event.

Be Intentional With Your Wish List

Though you may not choose to create a wishlist or request housewarming gifts for your new home, your friends may want to send you a little something anyway. If so, consider waiting until your party to open your gifts — unless your friends ask you to open it privately. These gifts can be great conversation starters and give you the chance to either put them to use (e.g., kitchenware and bar supplies). You could even ask guests to help figure out where to display something (e.g., artwork, plants, accessories).

If you are not comfortable putting together a wish list or requesting housewarming gifts, consider asking attendees to make a donation in your name in lieu of presents. This could be a donation to your favorite charity or a local organization in your new neighborhood.

Get Creative With Your Guest List

Virtual housewarming parties give you the unique opportunity to include out-of-town guests who may not typically be able to attend an in-person gathering. Your guest list can be as big or as small as you would like it to be, but do not hesitate to mix it up.

Additionally, you could also use this time to connect with your new neighbors. Whether you invite them to the same virtual gathering as your friends or create a new one specifically for your neighborhood, a virtual gathering is a great way to get to know who lives around you in a time where physical introductions may be difficult.

Make It Fun!

During a traditional in-person housewarming party, you do not typically need to worry about planned activities. However, virtual housewarming parties may feel awkward at first, especially if you invite some people who have never met the other attendees. While allowing your guests to chat and get to know each other organically is important, consider planning some games or activities to help break the ice and add a fun touch to the virtual gathering.

Another fun way to add a little something extra to your virtual gathering is to make it a theme party. Invite your guests to dress up as their favorite TV characters or create themes based on a particular era. This will get your guests extra excited about showing off their looks and serve as great conversation starters.

Virtual housewarming parties can be just as fun as in-person gatherings with a little creativity. Are you on the hunt for your new home base? Explore and compare Perry Homes’ move-in-ready properties to help you find your dream home today!

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5 Tips for Hosting the Best Virtual Housewarming Party

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