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Housewarmings tend to be pretty straightforward affairs – the prime feature of the day/evening will be the grand house tour, given by yours truly of course (actually, it’ll probably be more like a steady succession of grand house tours, since it’s next to impossible that all your guests will arrive at once). Do make sure to leave the door unlocked so that people can let themselves in (a simple "Please come in!" sign posted on the door helps), or assign a buddy door duty.
Food and drink are, of course, essential, but keep the munchables portable so that people can easily mill around your pad. Finger foods are truly key, and it’s a great idea to have several food stations scattered in different areas of the house, to encourage people to move about and explore.
afternoon tea: There’s one big advantage of throwing your
housewarming during the daylight hours: your guests will actually be
able to see what the outside of your house looks like! And an afternoon
tea’s simultaneously elegant and relaxed – leaving you plenty of
time and energy to play tour guide while your guests nibble and mingle.
Just make sure to provide plenty of tiny sandwiches, scones, mini
tartlets, cookies, and, of course, tea .
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