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How To Make Your Housewarming Party One To Remember

Moving into your new home is an exciting milestone for you and your family. It’s a chance to make new beginnings and memories together. You’ll also want to show your new abode to your friends and family, and in what better way than a housewarming party?

Make it one to remember by following a few essential tips that are going to help you do it right. It’s best to go all out than it is not to plan and hope for the best. Get ready to roll your sleeves up and work hard to make sure it’s an event worth talking about. Give it your all, but then remember to relax and have fun on the day of the party.

Send out Unique Invitations

Your invitations set the tone for the housewarming party. Instead of doing what everyone else does, create invitations using Adobe Spark’s Free Invitation Maker. They even have the option for you to make a video invitation. A video invitation gives you the flexibility to describe your date with music and narration, giving guests an experience they are sure not to forget. Give your guests a sneak peak of your house and end it with a teaser about having to come to the party to see more.

Secure Enough Food

Whatever you do, make sure there’s enough food. You don’t want to run short and have your guests leave hungry. No matter if you cook or cater, make sure there’s a variety of food options and that there’s plenty to go around. The food is one of the main reasons people go to a party and all they’ll discuss after. Talk through the menu with your spouse and go online to research different ideas and themes.

Get your House in Order

While you’re not expected to have all the details organized after you move in, you do want to have your home looking presentable for the party. Focus on the rooms where your guests will be spending the most time first. Have enough seating and spots for people to mingle. Include candles, décor and small touches that make it look and feel homey. Push your party out far enough in advance that you give yourself enough time to prepare and organize a bit before the big day.

Offer Entertainment

Whether it’s for the kids, adults or both, have entertainment that spices up your party and makes it enjoyable for all. Hire a band, have a bouncy house or play yard games. Make sure there’s music playing in the background and give your guests a few different options for how they can amuse themselves while at the housewarming party. Since it’s a big milestone in your life, it’s worth spending a little extra money to make the party that much more memorable.

Conclusion 

Keep in mind all the work that goes into having a housewarming party when you decide to invite people over. Plan and prepare in advance, so you’re not rushing around at the last minute. Enjoy showing off your new home and spending time with your company on the day of the event.

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Southern Lights Electric Bell Jar Table Lamp

Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee, this table lamp is an ideal choice for an end table, office desk or just about anywhere in your home. The lamp features a vintage style socket, cream cloth covered cord, and comes with an exposed old-school filament style bulb. The base is made of solid American Walnut and includes a hand silkscreened nameplate.

Order HERE for $135.

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Star Wars Millennium Falcon Coaster Set

ThinkGeek has created an officially licensed set of six Star Wars coasters that each feature a cross section of the Millennium Falcon. When the clear coasters are stacked up on top of each other, they reveal a 3D image of the popular Star Wars spacecraft.

Bring the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy to your place with this Star Wars Millennium Falcon – Coaster Set. A set of 6 glass coasters, each features a cross-section of details from the Falcon herself. When stacked together, they build the ship in 3D. And individually, they protect your surfaces from condensation.

Order the six pice coaster set HERE for $19.99.

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Amazon Key In-Home Kit 

In a move aimed at protecting packages from would-be thieves, Amazon is rolling out a security camera/smart lock bundle that would allow deliveries to be left inside the home. The $250 bundle includes an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock and Key Edition Amazon Cloud Cam that would allow Amazon Prime members the ability to watch a package be delivered inside their home. While it’s probably not for everyone, Amazon has tried to make the process feel as secure as possible, with notifications sent the morning of delivery, just before, and right after, along with the ability to watch the delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later. The locks — provided by Yale — are available in a variety of finishes to compliment most doors. The bundle is currently available for pre-order HERE but is exclusive to Amazon Prime members.

Features:

– Not at home? Not a problem. As a Prime member, you can get packages securely delivered into your home without being there. Plus, grant access to the people you trust, like your family, friends, dog walker, or house cleaner—no more leaving a key under the mat.
– Secure access. The In-Home Kit features the Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera and an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock.
Real-time notifications. We’ll send notifications the morning of delivery, just before, and right after. Watch your delivery happening live or view a video clip of it later.
– Stop making spare keys. Give family and friends temporary, recurring, or permanent access. Or provide one-time access for your electrician or dog walker. You’re in control—just schedule the date and time window.
– Check in on your front door 24/7. The Amazon Key In-Home Kit includes an Amazon Cloud Cam (Key Edition) indoor security camera with 1080p Full HD, night vision, and more—plus an Amazon Key-compatible smart lock for secure access control.
– Free installation. Get the Amazon Key In-Home Kit installed for free by a professional. Just schedule your installation appointment during checkout.
– Exclusively for Prime members in select cities and surrounding areas. Enter your zip code to see if Amazon Key is available in your area. Check back as we expand to more cities.

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The Homes of 18 Legendary Writers

Writers’ homes are their sanctuaries—and frequently their inspiration. Whether it’s a Scottish farmhouse or a Massachusetts mansion, these homes capture the writers’ era and give a glimpse into their world. Many of the houses have been preserved as museums, from Ernest Hemingway’s tropical hideaway in Key West to Louisa May Alcott’s austere clapboard-style home in New England, allowing readers to visit the desks of their favorite authors.

Tour the homes of famous writers around the world and see where some of the most treasured works of literature (and some of their authors) were born. Click HERE to view more…

Stephen King

The author of roughly one hundred novels, Stephen King has cemented his place in the canon of American fiction. Who can argue the influence of such cult classics like The Shining (1977), It (1986), and Misery (1987), to name a few? Pictured is the author’s mansion in Bangor, Maine.

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Fold Out Stationery Box

A handsome wood personal productivity center for your desk. Wood box folds out into a handy desk organizer set. Order HERE for $20.

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Gather Desk Organizer

Nearly every desk has the same problem: clutter. The Gather Desk Organizer is a well-made, well-designed way to keep all your essential tools handy while minimizing the mess.

It starts with a solid walnut or maple base, with four slots on top to hold its modular attachments. Those include a phone holder, trays, a pen holder, and a Post-It holder, and magnets in the base let you attach a coaster and even a headphone stand. You can easily move everything around to find a configuration that fits your needs, and even add a second base unit if you really have a lot of stuff.

Pre-order from Kickstarter for $100+.

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Star Wars AT-AT Bookcase

Little bookworms will love this AT-AT bookcase that is perfectly sized for their favorite stories and collections. Featuring four sturdy legs, the iconic Star Wars character is perfect for both storage and storytime.

Hand-painted with a charcoal finish and expertly crafted for lasting durability, it’s the perfect addition to a kid’s bedroom.

Product Information:

– Expertly crafted of solid poplar, rubberwood and MDF (medium density fiberboard), an engineered wood that lends exceptional strength and ensures that the furniture will endure over time.
– Hand-painted in charcoal finish.
– Two fixed shelves for storage of your child’s treasures.
– 14” wide x 71″ long x 60.25″ high
– Shelf must be attached to a wall with enclosed hardware to prevent tipping.

Order HERE for $1,650.

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Funko Pop! Home: Star Wars Salt & Pepper Shakers

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That’s no Pop! bobble-head… it’s a salt shaker! Darth Vader and Stormtrooper are the latest set of Pop! Home salt & pepper shakers!

Add them to your Pop! Home collection this summer!

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Guide To A Perfect Night In

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Ladies, the hustle and bustle of every day life means that you can’t always indulge n a night out. You may work late; have lots of household commitments and the kids sure can’t look after themselves. So what can you do if you simply want to unwind with not a care in the world? The great thing is that you can truly unwind and let your hair down while being at home and have the perfect night in. here’s how to enjoy the perfect night in, it may sound a little simple but sometimes its all to easy to forget.

A Pamper Treatment And A Glass of Bubbly

Now, you can purchase some ready made pamper treatments such as a peel off facemask or some moisturizing gloves both of which are superb for giving yourself that little extra boost. While enjoying your home beauty treatment why not pour yourself your favorite glass of bubbly and put your feet up.

A Detox

Detoxing is the way to feel refreshed! It may be the total opposite of wine but we wanted to provide an alternative for those who can’t drink. Try some fruit infused water to hydrate your body and give it a boost of nutrients. Try using a jug of mineral water with some lemon, melon and pineapple for a truly refreshing burst of hydration. Drink it while wearing your facemask to feel truly refreshed after a hard day.

A Game of Bingo

Playing some brand new bingo sites can be a truly relaxing way to tune out of the days business. You can indulge in a huge variety of different bingo sites such as the popular polo bingo or others that suit your tastes and desires. So what’s more?… you can win a ton of extra cash to spend on whatever you want! Feet up, zone out, win big!

Some Delicious Food

Spoil yourself with some tasty food, be it your takeout or your favorite cooked meal eating something fulfilling and tasty will make you feel so much better about everything and you will enjoy every single mouthful. Why not throw in desert too?

Favorite Movie

What’s better than putting your feet up, opening a delicious box of chocolates and watching a favorite DVD? Watching movies is very relaxing and you are simply spoiled for choice in this day and age as you can now enjoy Netflix and Amazon Prime. You can even persuade the family into your way of thinking.

The great thing about all the above suggestions is that you can incorporate all of them into one night to really make it the perfect night in. Have you got any suggestions into the perfect night in? If you have we want to hear them! Let us know how you wind down for the perfect night in.

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