DIY a Housewarming Party

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso

If you’re here because you’re a first-time homeowner or just got the keys to a new apartment, first and foremost, congratulations! A new home calls for a celebration, and you can host a housewarming (or apartmentwarming) to remember with fun DIYs. Moving is anything but an easy process, so you owe yourself a party once settled in! Housewarming parties are a great way to kick off a new chapter with loved ones and these easy DIY projects will help make your event more fun and festive.



Paint choices are a huge deal when settling into a new place, and if you happen to browse color choices at the home improvement store, grab a few extra paint chips. These color palette cards can be used to craft a decoration that’s very on-theme and the best part is they’re free! Read about this simple DIY at The Squirrel Next Door.

Add personal touches anywhere you can, this is YOUR new place, show that off! One way Roost did that is with this miniature homeowner signage and it’s adorable! See more at The Sweetest Occasion.

Hold on to those leftover paint swatches for more crafts. Make It Cozee sewed them together to make festive utensil holders. These creative pouches could also double as treats-filled party favors.



Getting handed over the keys to your new apartment or house is one of sweetest feelings ever. Angelica Made Me celebrated with house- and key-shaped sugar cookies. Personalize yours with colors that match your exterior or your address number.

Play up the theme even further with homey paper cut outs on drinkware and more. We love how these pieces evoke a modern vibe via metallic and polka dot details and a minimal color palette. Head to Catch My Party to see more creative ideas submitted by Susan A.

Home improvement is expected to some degree wherever you move, pay tribute to that rite of passage with edible paintbrushes. Get the recipe for these treats from Busy Little Izzy and display them in an upcycled bucket.



Whether it’s your first time moving out or this isn’t your first rodeo, kitchen advice is always appreciated. Let guests leave a piece of themselves at your home with their favorite recipes; seen on Thirty Handmade Days.

This DIY post-it wall by Coco Kelly is another fun way for guests to leave their mark in your new digs. Visitors can leave advice and well wishes that can be cherished forever in a scrap book once you decide to remove the notes.

Everyone’s now seen your new crib, make sure to have their proper addresses too! An address book an serve as a guest sign-in, and you’ll be grateful to have it down the road next time you entertain; seen on Homedit.

Dani Caruso
By Dani Caruso
Dani is House One’s assistant editor. As a Norwalk, CT native, Dani graduated from UConn with a BA in Digital Media and Design. This millennial longs for the days of All That, Tamagotchis, and Dunkaroos. When she’s not working, she’s hanging outdoors, playing with her dogs, or watching makeup tutorials on YouTube.

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