Looking for some fun and unique housewarming party ideas? You’ve come to the right place! Meagan and Matt didn’t get to have the large wedding celebration they originally wanted in 2020. Fast forward a year later, and some amazing things have happened for them – including their first wedding anniversary and the purchase of a beautiful new home!
With a now fully vaccinated group of loved ones to invite, the couple knew what they had to do: throw an AMAZING joint housewarming and anniversary party! It was light, fresh, fun, and full of amazing housewarming party ideas that they’ve been kind enough to share with us at GWS. Want in on these amazing tips? Keep reading below!
Have Fun With Color!
One of our favorite housewarming party ideas is to choose a color palette and stick with it. Nothing sets the tone for a good housewarming party better than a consistent color story! For Matt and Meagan, pinks, peaches, and hints of orange were the way to go. You’ll see the theme carried out throughout the entire party. From the invites to the flowers to the place settings – everything was clean, colorful, and on theme!
These stunning flowers designed by Inessa Nichols brightened up the backyard in a way that’s hard to ignore! If you’re feeling inspired to tackle an installation similar to this for your own housewarming party, we’ve got the scoop on how to do a DIY floral installation!
Table Settings To Di(n)e For
Doesn’t a beautiful table setting just make your heart flutter? One of our absolute favorite (and easiest) housewarming party ideas is to create a personalized table setting for your guests to dine in. The fun thing about this is that it can be as simple or extravagant as you please!
When creating your floral arrangements, don’t be afraid to mix colors and textures. One of our favorite parts of these centerpiece designs is that it doesn’t try to be perfectly symmetrical. There’s SO much beauty in taking advantage of things that are different from the norm!
Inclusive Menus Are the Way to Go
Having a menu that doesn’t cater to guests of yours that may have dietary restrictions can make your guests feel ostracized. Be sure to ask attendees beforehand about their particular restrictions. This will help you create a meal that makes all of your guests feel very included!
Aside from the meal itself, the physical menu is also an integral part of the occasion. A really easy DIY housewarming party idea is to design a fun menu on a free graphic design app (Canva is always a great one) and have them printed. Not only will the end result be beautiful, but it’s also a great creative outlet.
One of Our Favorite Housewarming Party Ideas? Signature Cocktails!
This is something you can truly never go wrong with! A signature cocktail menu is fun and really shows off your personality. Just be sure to offer non-alcoholic options for your guests who may not be interested in drinking!
Bonus points for using adorable wine glass charms!
Get a Puppy (Just Kidding! Mostly…)
I know we said at the beginning of this post that two great things happened for Matt and Meagan this year. But there was a secret third thing we wanted to surprise you with! The couple also got an adorable puppy who played a very important role in their anniversary. We think the takeaway here is that being furry-friend friendly isn’t too bad of an idea for your housewarming party *wink wink*!
Congratulations to Meagan and Matt! We’re so incredibly happy about all of the wonderful things you’ve been able to celebrate in the last year. And thank you for giving us so many amazing housewarming party ideas!
photography: Sanaz Photography // venue name: Private Residence, Irvine, California, USA // event design: Meagan McCormick // planning: All You Need Is Love Events // florals: Inessa Nichols Design // hair stylist: Stef Cuesta // makeup artist: Tanya Bures // paper goods: Prim & Pixie (invitations) // handmade details: Kulgra (drink tags + day-of menus) // catering: Jay's Catering // tabletop rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals // furniture rentals: Collective Rentals // linen rentals: La Pinata Party Rentals // lighting: Elevated Pulse Productions // wholesale flowers: Fifty Flowers