Naturally, after purchasing a new home you’ll want to share your newfound joy and excitement with others—and what better way to do that than with a housewarming party? It’s the perfect way to celebrate and show off your new home, to friends and family, while giving you a chance to meet your new neighbors! Read on to discover a few tips and tricks to planning the perfect housewarming party:Set a Date: It’s no secret that preparation can go a long way when planning a housewarming party! Be sure to set a date for your housewarming party at least a month after moving in to give yourself ample time time to unpack and make sure that your new house is in tip-top shape.The Invites: Next, it’s time to send out invitations to let everyone know about your housewarming party! Be sure to include the date, time and location of your party, along with instructions for RSVPing. A clever invitation is also a great reminder for your family and friends to stick on their fridge!Parking: After setting a date, the next step is to figure out parking. After all—if friends and family are coming in from out of town, they're going to need a place to park! Check with your neighbors to see if they mind your friends parking up and down the street near your new home, no need to start off on a bad note with new neighbors. Also, if a friend or family member is staying overnight, make sure that the guest bedroom and bath is prepped for them!The Food: Now it’s time to decide what dining style and types of food to serve. For example, (if you’re ambitious), you could always prepare a few of your favorite dishes and hors d’oeuvres to share with guests. Alternatively, potlucks are another excellent option for housewarming parties, as is lightens the burden on you to prepare such large portions of food, while allowing you to find out a bit more about your new neighbors and friends!Seating: Be sure to get a head count beforehand of your guests who have RSVPed to make sure you have enough seating for everyone. You don’t want to leave your guests standing!The Decorations: Last but certainly not least, it’s time to decide how you want to decorate your new home. Some prefer traditional party decorations, such as streamers and balloons, others may prefer a clever theme, while many prefer to keep it simple by highlighting the natural beauty of the new home with no decorations at all.No matter what kind of party you plan to throw, hosting a successful housewarming party is an excellent way to show off your brand new home! Still looking for the new home of your dreams? Check out Van Metre Homes' wide selection of masterfully-built new homes to start the search for your next home today!