Housewarming Invitations

Written by Liza Hartung
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Moving to a new home or apartment can be very exciting. It can also be nerve-wracking, annoying and hectic. You have to pack, change addresses on all your bills and magazines, move utility services and more. Once you start to get settled, however, things start to turn around. You begin to notice that your new place is becoming a home instead of just a place to live.

It is at this point that you might want to show your new home to some friends. The best way to do this is by having a housewarming party. It's cozy and welcoming if you light a few candles. For food, you don't really have to do more than set out some cheese, crackers, perhaps a few mini quiches and some cookies. However, feel free to do whatever you like--if you're a culinary whiz, feel free to demonstrate your abilities in the kitchen with homemade pastry or tarts. Some friends might bring gifts, but don't make it an expectation.

An Official Invitation

People are more willing and excited to go to parties when they know they have been officially invited. This makes them feel special. You can do this by mailing out invitations. People are also more likely to take your party seriously and plan for it in their schedules if they receive an invitation in the mail. It's hard to find housewarming invitations at local card stores.

However, you can easily solve this problem by ordering online if you like. You will have a great number of cards to choose from. You can also customize your cards with quotes, poems or a simple letter to your guests describing what to bring and/or what to expect. If you plan on playing games, let them know which ones will be featured. People may need to dress appropriately--you wouldn't want to bring out the Twister board and face a room full of glum looks from women wearing skirts.

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