A Charming Housewarming in Miracle Mile

Before shots of house show the total  creative transformation.

Before shots of house show the total  creative transformation.

No party makes me more happy than a housewarming of friends. This past weekend Chris and Taryn warmed up their new home with 40+ of their closest friends. I knew they were both creative individuals but their home revealed the love they have for style and each other.

Take note of the custom aprons made by yours truly and a few tips to make your next Housewarming party rememberable. Enjoy!

Great eats make for great conversation.

Great eats make for great conversation.

Welcome sign at front door.

Welcome sign at front door.

Hers and...

Hers and...

His!

His!

Great shoe storage solution in a great color.

Great shoe storage solution in a great color.

The gift in hand.

The gift in hand.

A quirky gift for a cool couple.

A quirky gift for a cool couple.

Taryn and Chris signing out.

Taryn and Chris signing out.

5 Fun Housewarming Party Ideas

  1. If you need a certain item for your home - theme your party after the gifts you want.  For my move into my studio, I needed lots of pots for my rooftop garden so I hosted a "Pot Party". All guests gifted me pots which together we filled with plants in my garden.
  2. Make it a potluck and make it a contest.  Everyone loves a little competition.  You provide a great prize and your guests will bring their "A" game with the food.
  3. Have a Brunch!  Have your housewarming a little earlier than norm and serve breakfast food.  Mimosas for everyone!
  4. Host a craft party.  Nothing gets folks talking and having fun like crafting.  all you need is a large table, craft supplies and lots of drinks!
  5. Take crafting to the next level and have a painting party. Need your hallway painted? Call your friends. You provide the food they provide the labor!

I dare you to be domestic!