A housewarming party is a fabulous celebration where you invite friends and family into your new/remodeled/just purchased/first home. This type of party is also great for newlyweds who may be feeling a little down after the excitement from the wedding has ended and the tan from their honeymoon has faded. A housewarming allows you the chance to show off your home and after the tour is over, gather guests into a few friendly rounds of old school games like Monopoly, charades, or Taboo. For step-by-step instructions on how to make fun house shaped invitations to a game night housewarming party, read more

To make an invitation similar to the one seen here you will need:

  • polka dot ribbon in 2 colors (I used chocolate brown and turquoise)
  • Cardstock
  • scissors
  • glue
  • satin ribbon
  • computer and printer
  • hole punch

To assemble an invitation similar to this one:

  1. Start by creating a new document on Microsoft Word. To ensure that the invitation is small write out the text in 1 side of a column. Add all of your party details - including the time, place, and reason for the celebration (your new house!). I used the font Euphemia UCAS Italic in regular size 12. Here is what the inside of my invite says:

    Julie & Scott are finally settled in! Join them for game night
    in their new home!

    8:00 pm
    Saturday July 21

    Home sweet home is at
    5 Main Street in Washington D.C.
    Please rsvp to PartySugar 415.555.5555

  2. Print out a test sheet and read for mistakes. Once satisfied with the text, print out on to cardstock. Set aside.

  3. Make a house shaped template by taping together a rectangular piece of paper and a triangular piece of paper.

  4. Place the house shaped template over the printed text on the cardstock. Repeat, tracing another house shape on a portion of the cardstock that does not have text.

  5. Cut out the shapes.

  6. Glue small strips of ribbon to outline the shape of the roof, the windows, and front door.

  7. Punch a small hole in both house shapes (the front piece & back piece) in the exact same spot.

  8. Tie a piece of satin ribbon through the holes to connect the two pieces together to make the complete invitation. Make an elegant bow.

  9. Send in an envelope that matches the color scheme with the names of guests in your best handwriting.

Come back and party with me all this week for more tips, ideas, and inspirations for your housewarming party. Not moving anytime soon? Tell us how you celebrated your current home!