How to Throw the Perfect Virtual Housewarming Party

Though many states across the country are in the beginning stages of reopening, social distancing to reduce the spread of the coronavirus is still necessary. This essentially means that gatherings should still be kept to a minimum. If you’d planned on throwing a housewarming party to celebrate your new digs, you may be wondering how to pull this off while keeping everyone safe. Perhaps a virtual housewarming would be best. 

That’s right! Simply take your celebration to the internet to share with friends and family. A virtual housewarming gives everyone the opportunity to view your new home, send you gifts, and connect without having to leave their own homes. Though it may seem pretty complicated to pull off, here are some suggestions to throw the perfect event. 

Choose the Best Platform for Streaming Video

The first step would be to find the ideal platform to stream live video for your guests to view. You can utilize social media platforms like YouTube, Facebook, or Instagram. There is also the option to use telecommunication applications like Skype or Facetime. You want to choose a platform you’re familiar with that is also easy for your guests to use. 

Create a Registry

Your friends and family are likely going to want to get you something for your new place. To make the selection of gifts a lot easier, you can create an online registry that includes a list of things you’re in need of or desire. Whether you want elegant decor like antique porcelain vases for your living room and dining room, some fine china, a set of towels and washcloths for your bathroom, or cute home decor items to liven up your space, you can add these things to your registry. 

Send Out Invites

To save yourself a trip to the post office and quite a bit of money on postage, paper, and ink,  you can send out digital invitations. This can be done through social media, with an email blast, or through sites that offer templates for digital invitations. Be sure to include important information such as the date and time of your event, the places you’ve registered for gifts, and any other important details such as how to install and live stream the party. 

Plan Virtual Tours

At some point, your guests are going to want a tour of your home or apartment. Since they can’t physically be there, you’ll want to create a virtual tour just like a museum! Decide how you’ll guide them through your place. Consider which room you’ll start in, how you’ll describe the inspiration for the decor in each room, and whether or not you’ll appear on camera or off-camera while showing everyone around. You can prerecord your tour and upload it to social media on the day of your housewarming party or opt to record it live once all of your guests have arrived. 

Plan Some Entertainment

Chances are you haven’t seen some of your friends and family in a while. Your housewarming party is the perfect time to catch up and connect. There are plenty of activities you can engage in to remain entertained throughout the duration of your party. You can buy a case of champagne in bulk and send them to your guests to toast to your home online. You guys can have a virtual lunch or dinner together, you can dance to music, and even play fun games together to pass the time. 

Clean Up and Decorate

Before your virtual housewarming, you’ll want to clean up your place and decorate it for your guests. Though no one will physically be there, they will see the condition of your home during the tour. Clear out all the clutter, decide on the design and layout of each room, put up any home decor items and furniture you have already to bring the space to life. 

With everything that’s going on with the coronavirus, you managed to have something great happen to you – you got a new home. Though social distancing and the need to keep everyone safe is still a top priority, that doesn’t have to stop you from celebrating your good news with loved ones. The above-mentioned tips are sure to help you put together an awesome virtual housewarming party that everyone can attend while continuing to shelter in place. 


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