It's finally happened: You found your dream house/apartment/studio/loft. The furniture's moved in and the boxes are unpacked. What better time to celebrate? Here's what you need to know about hosting your first housewarming party, from planning to follow-up.
Choose your party time and type way ahead of time. While most people tend to choose casual drinks and light bites, anything goes. Will it be a daytime drop-in situation where guests come and go over an afternoon? Or something more elaborate, like a fancy dinner party? If you're extra ambitious, you might even want to choose a theme. ('90s grunge? Why not.) The size and scope of your party will dictate how far in advance you should tell people about it.