If you have recently moved house or will be in the near future, you are probably thinking about having a party to show your new place off to family and friends.


First timers might feel a little overwhelmed about hosting a party like this, but the following tips will ensure you have a happy, relaxed and fun time.


Involve the kids

Don’t just think about it as an adult party; just like you, your kids will want to show off their new place to family and friends, so let them invite a few people over.


Keep it small

Your guests will want to have a proper look around your home so try to keep the number of people you invite to a minimum.  The more you invite the less of your house that they will be able to see.


Wait a few weeks

The last thing you want is for people stepping over boxes packed with ornaments you haven’t had time to put away. Give yourself at least two weeks to get organised and settled before throwing a party. This way you will be able to enjoy yourself as well.


Go for finger food

Finger food is always the easiest when it comes to parties as people can come and go as they please. It also means less work for you.


Offer guests a tour of your home

The reason you are having the party is to show people your new house, so offer them a tour. Be prepared to walk around your home at least ten times...



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