Apartment Living: Throwing an Apartment Warming Party

apartment-warmingApartment Warming: Warm Up Your New Apartment with a Party

Are you looking to throw an apartment warming party? Moving into a new apartment calls for a celebration! With the stress of packing up all of your stuff, hauling it to the new apartment and then having to unpack it all, you deserve some time to kick back and have a little fun. Throwing an apartment warming party is a great way to do this — plus, it’s the perfect opportunity to give your friends the grand tour and show off your fantastic new home.

Keep The Party Casual

One thing that’s pretty cool about throwing an apartment warming party is that it can be very casual. Your apartment doesn’t have to be perfectly tidy, and things don’t even have to be put away. Since you just moved in, you’ll probably still have boxes around and furniture in odd places. And that’s totally expected — you just moved in. Plus, it can be interesting for your friends to see your new apartment right when you move in and watch how it all comes together as you eventually get more settled. You could even ask them for advice on how to best decorate and arrange furniture in the space.

If you’ve been in your new apartment a few days and already have everything in its place, kudos to you. Your party guests will be in awe of your moving skills, and maybe you can dish out some tips they can use next time they rent an apartment.

Planning an Apartment Warming Party

You have several choices for your apartment warming party. Do you want it to be friends-only, new neighbors only or a mix of friends and neighbors? It can certainly be a nice opportunity to meet your neighbors. Once you have an idea of who’s coming over, you’ll want to think about food and refreshments. Chips and salsa, fresh fruit and veggies with dip, cheese and crackers, cookies and tiny sandwiches can all make great apartment warming party snacks. Don’t forget plates, cups, napkins and silverware.

When you invite over your guests, be sure you give them all of the info they need in order to find your apartment. If there’s a gate code, potentially confusing directions or they need to buzz in, be sure to provide your guests with that information as well as a phone number where you can be reached.

A Warming Welcome

Okay, so you may be really, really excited about your new apartment and want to channel all that excitement into the Party of the Century, but keep in mind that you don’t want to give the impression that you’re an inconsiderate and noisy apartment neighbor. You don’t want to start off by violating apartment etiquette, so keep your party contained to a level that’s enjoyable but not out of control and disturbing people around you.

An apartment warming party can be lots of fun, and it’s a nice feeling to be proud of the new apartment you’re living in and have your friends over to celebrate with you.