Weston Dean Custom Homes, a premier Boerne custom home builder
, builds some of the most desired homes in the San Antonio and surrounding metro areas. If you are one of our many happy customers moving into their new Weston Dean home this summer, a housewarming party is the perfect opportunity to show your new home to family, friends and also a great way to meet your new neighbors. If you have never planned a housewarming party before, here are some tips that may help you through your first this summer!
The first task in tackling your first housewarming party? Make a list of who you want to invite and set a date! Then send out invitations to everyone on that list, to give them enough notice so they can plan to be there. If you don’t want to send formal invitations, Facebook is a nice way to invite people and save money and stamps on mailing out invitations. If you don’t know all of your new Weston Dean neighbors yet, a face-to-face invite is the perfect way to meet them.
Next, it’s time to plan your menu. Don’t wait until the last minute to decide what you will have. You can make it as simple as finger foods or set up a smorgasbord. Make it simple so that you don’t spend your entire time in the kitchen and not out socializing. You can even get one of the popular local favorite eating spots to cater your party and do the work for you!
If you invited your friends through social media, it may not be a bad idea to send another call or text reminder about a week before the event and ask if they plan to attend. This also will give you a better idea of how much food to buy. Don’t forget besides the food, you need to get plates, napkins, cups and it wouldn’t be a bad idea to fine something that says, “the party is here” for the outside of your new Weston Dean home.
Having some type of drink station or mini-bar, is also a great way to allow guests to serve themselves to whatever variety of drinks you plan to have on hand. It may be a fun idea to search unique summer drinks to have prepared so guests can just pour and enjoy! Sangria is a very popular summer drink specialty for the adults at the party.
Lastly, be sure to prepare for your guests in your new home. You will want to decide how you will set up to serve the food and any snacks that you plan on having. Also, make sure you have enough places for people to sit and eat. If it’s nice outside, have that area ready so that people know they can go outdoors. If you plan on having people on multiple levels of your home, make sure that all the rooms are in order or shut doors to any rooms that are off limits. You may want to decide if you want to have just one house tour or let people know they can look around as they please.
Just remember to have fun with the process and keep it simple so you can enjoy your family and friends and also meeting all your new Weston Dean neighbors.
Weston Dean Homes is a custom home builder. For additional information about Weston Dean building your San Antonio new home, please call (210) 408-9107.