How to Plan Your New Home Housewarming Party

Housewarming Party

Congratulations! You’ve arranged all your furniture, hung the last picture and unpacked all the boxes in you brand new Taylor Morrison home. Now it’s time to celebrate your dream home with friends and family. Whether you want an intimate gathering of your closest friends or an open-door bash for all comers, a housewarming party is a great way to finalize your move.

Where to start?

Here are some tips for planning your housewarming party. To get started, download a free Party Planning Checklist.

1.     Make a list of who to invite. This will define how your party will shape up. Invite a couple or two for an intimate dinner party or cast a wider net and include co-workers, old friends and even new neighbors for a more informal party. Send out invitations befitting the occasion.

2.     Settle on a theme. If you’re celebrating your new home in Dallas consider a southwestern theme. Or, your stylish new Costa Mesa home might inspire a coastal party flavor.

If you’ve opted for a couples party, our friend Stephanie at offers up some ideas for party games to really get the party started. You can also adapt the ideas found in this Dinner Date Guide for couples-only parties.

For a party that welcomes kids, set up a special kids’ table with decorations and novelty foods. The ideas for a back to school party can easily be translated for the occasion.

3.     Plan the menu. Will this be a dinner party or do you prefer hosting a buffet or even a pot-luck? Select dishes and finger foods that fit with your theme or be more general with a variety of options. shares some mouth-watering party food ideas and a yummy recipe for strawberry shortcake.

4.     Pick a playlist. Put a playlist together tailor made for your theme and people you’re inviting. For a dinner party, go mellow and instrumental. A lively crowd calls for up-tempo tunes from contemporary hits to golden oldies.

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Stephanie at, who blogged about her home buying and building experience at a Taylor Morrison community in Phoenix, offers up DIY, food and travel ideas in her creative lifestyle blog. Follow along with these hashtags #SomewhatSimpleHome and #SSBuildsWithTM.

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