Choose simple yet delicious food
Let’s face it – people love food! You want to plan your housewarming party food accordingly to your guests and the theme. Remember – keep it simple. There is no need to cook fancy food.
The most important thing to do is ask your guests in advance if there is anything they can’t eat so as to make sure ALL your guests will be well catered for.
If you are having a lot of guests over, a buffet is a great option and can easily cover a variety of food types and dietary requirements. It can be prepared in advance, thereby reducing your workload on the day of the event. This is important as you don’t want to be stuck in the kitchen whilst everyone else is having fun.
If you do decide on a buffet, make sure you put labels on your food, so your guests know what they are eating.
Another great suggestion that will save you lots of washing uptime is to look for some nice looking recyclable disposable plates, cutlery, and cups.
If it’s a fully catered dinner party type housewarming the best bet is to choose recipes that can be made in advance and are easy to cook on the night. Think lasagne or other oven-baked mains and easy to prepare salads.
When it comes to drinks, make sure you have plenty of water, fruit juice, soft drinks and ice available. Alcohol can become expensive and hard if you don’t know what people like, so ‘bring your own booze’ is a good option to mention on housewarming party invitations. If you do cater alcohol the best approach would be to make sure you have a variety of the most popular options.