Is your “home for the holidays” your very own NEW house or apartment? What better time to have family and friends over for a first-look visit, despite the craziness of the season. With all the holiday decorations everywhere, yuletide treats overflowing, and cheery carols filling the air, you can host a truly joyous Christmas-themed Housewarming Party!
Worried about being first-time hosts? Don’t be! The inspiring ideas and product picks below will have you entertaining in your new home like pros. (*this post contains affiliate links)
How to Plan a Housewarming Party During Christmas
You’re actually in luck opening your new home to visitors during the holidays. For the decorations alone, there are themed Christmas decor collections to help you create a stylish, coordinated look in a snap.
Announcing your new home gets extra festive flair with a Housewarming Christmas Party invite (1) in the shape of a decorated house, no less!
Then, since you’ll be showing guests around the place, keep the party menu simple and easy to serve. Think holiday-inspired finger foods, like a Snowman Cheese Ball (2) with crackers on the side, and a Pull-apart Crudite Wreath (3)—a ring of baguette slices topped with spinach-edamame hummus and garnished with broccoli florets, celery hearts, and cherry tomatoes for that pop of Christmas red and green!
Another easy, yet very elegant-looking option is to set up a wine and cheese spread for guests to serve themselves.
Of course, holiday confections are a must! Try to find a charmer like this Christmas House Chocolate Cake (4), perfect for the occasion. Add a Chocolate Yule Log (5) that you can bake ahead or buy from your supermarket bakery. And finally, offer a decadent assortment of holiday treats (6) that includes chocolate-dipped strawberries, choco-covered cheesecake squares, maraschino cherries topped with shimmer sugar, and snowman brownie pops.
Finally, send guests off with personalized Happy New Home ornaments (7). A sweet keepsake of the occasion and a way to spread holiday cheer from your new home!
Holiday Decor Looks for Your Housewarming Party
Decorating your new home for your first Christmas there is nothing short of special! There are almost unlimited looks and styles to choose from, though. So, here are some holiday posts from our own Living Blog to help you select the one for you.
Gold Christmas Decorations: Go Rustic Glam at Home! (shown above)