Congrats on your new apartment! Instead of a housewarming party, how about throwing an apartment warming? Even if you moved into a small space, there are still ways to go about hosting your very own soiree with your friends and family to celebrate this new apartment.

Talk to Your Neighbors

If you live in an apartment complex, you might have some neighbors that will be able to hear your every move during your party. To keep relations friendly, go over to your neighbors’ apartments and talk to them about it. Let them know that you’re having a get together so they won’t be banging on your door at 11:30 at night. They will most definitely appreciate that you took the time to inform them about the event. Hey, you can even invite them! What a perfect way to get to know those around you.

Designate a Space for Coats

When your guests come into your apartment, they are going to need somewhere to put all of their coats and purses. Instead of piling them in the entryway and creating clutter in your apartment, designate a bedroom that won’t be used during the event to store all of the coats.

Have Enough Beverages

While alcoholic beverages may be present at the party, make sure that you have a variety of non-alcoholic drinks as well to accommodate anyone who might not want to drink. You should have enough beverages for each guest to enjoy about two to three cocktails. If your guests may want more than that, tell them to bring a beverage of their choice.


What’s a fun housewarming party without some music? Set the mood for your apartment warming party by creating a playlist ahead of time. That way, you won’t have to constantly be going back to your iPod to change the song (unless, of course, there is a requested song from one of your guests).

Always Have Back Up Supplies

Toilet paper and garbage bags probably aren’t going to be the first thing on your mind when you think about throwing a party, but they are important. You don’t want someone to be stranded without any toilet paper and you also don’t want your garbage cans to be toppling over with napkins and plates. Buy plenty of supplies ahead of time to be sure that you won’t run out at the most inopportune time.

Think of Some Games

It’s likely that not all of the guests at your party will know one another, so it’s a good idea to have a couple of ice breaker games on hand. Play the celebrity game, which entails having each guest write down the name of a celebrity on a sticky note. They then put the notes face down on the table. Every person at the party takes a Post-it note without looking at it and sticks it to their forehead. Each guests has 20 questions to ask in order to figure out which celebrity name they have on their forehead.