Tips For Hosting The Perfect House or Block Party
Before the warm summer nights slip away and everyone retreats to their homes to prepare for the upcoming
holidays and consider having a block party! You already have a great venue with your new home and this is
the time to show it off and make new friends. With these few tips you will have a fun successful evening.
Create a Theme
Oriental Trading company is one place where you can get tons of inspiration and ideas for a theme and the
decor is very reasonably priced. Having a theme makes everything easier to plan and will set the tone for the
rest of the night. Planning becomes much easier because everything will be centered around the theme.
It’s important to make sure everyone understands your expectations and your comfort level with where people
should eat and play. This can be accomplished with strategically placing decorations to prevent unwanted
wandering or simply post signs stating the rules. That way you can relax and enjoy the party instead of having
to police it.
Just because you are hosting doesn’t mean you should have to do all the work! Contact your neighbors and
have them help pitch in with both food and supplies. Neighbors are a great resource for chairs, drinks and pot-
luck dishes. Donations are also a great way to help offset the cost of the part and still let you keep control of
Clean Up Before, During and After
Obviously you will prepare for the party by cleaning your home and yard but in order to keep from spending the
whole day after cleaning it’s a good idea to have strategically placed garbage cans placed around the house
and yard–you could even decorate them to fit your theme. “Many hands make light work” so don’t hesitate to
ask a few people to stay after and help clean after the party is over.
The most important tip: HAVE FUN!
If you are frazzled and stressed your guests will feel it and will not be able to relax and enjoy themselves. So
let your hair down and enjoy your own party by visiting with your new neighbors and old friends.
If you are interested in having your friends over to a brand new home just give Visionary Homes a call and we
can help build you the home of your dreams!