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A DIY Housewarming Party + Giveaway ENDED


It's been a week since I moved to my new apartment and I'm already planning my housewarming party. Probably need to decorate the place a bit more before I actually have it, but I pretty much know what I want to do. I really want to amp up my DIY-ing, so I plan on making everything from scratch for the housewarming party. Here's what I'm focusing on:

Decor

Parties require some extra oomph. Whether it's little lights hanging around your windowsill or a few extra candles in the living room, we all add a little something something to our homes when we have guests coming over. What I think would be a wow piece is a bouquet of flowers. I love fresh flowers, but there's not a single flower shop near me. 

But then, thanks to the interwebs, I found out about Bloominous. They're like this DIY service for floral arrangements. You order from their wide range of floral designs, they ship you all of the materials and the pre-cut and de-thorned flowers and you put together the final arrangement. It makes DIYing a floral arrangement hassle-free! I have yet to try this service out yet, but when I do, you'll definitely see photos and a review. One of my favorite collections from Bloominous is their Vintage Cotton collection (see pic below). The colors are soft and light, which really lightens up a room.

Vintage Cotton - Bloominous
Photo taken from Bloominous.com

Food & Drink

Every party has delicious food and drank. I'm already scrolling through Pinterest, furiously pinning things to my 'Food & Drinks' board. Here's what the menu is looking like so far:

Appetizer
Single-serve Seven Layer Dip

Photo & Recipe Cred: The Girl Who Ate Everything
Entree
Light Chicken Alfredo

Photo & Recipe Cred: Recipe Girl
Dessert
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwiches

Photo cred: The Cake Blog
Drinks
Spiked Blueberry Lemonade

Photo & Recipe Cred: Veggie Belly
I might potentially do a pot luck for my housewarming party. It's much more fun when everyone cooks and brings something to the table, plus cooking a 3 course meal for 10+ people is pretty intimidating.

Parting Gifts

I love giving gifts. I know if you're hosting a housewarming, you technically receive gifts, but it wouldn't be me if I didn't give a little something in return. I was thinking of DIYing something small, a little memento for all of my guests. And all of the sudden, POP. I got it. I would give them a small mason jar full of candy! I was so excited about the idea that I went ahead and bought all the materials and made the gifts already. I'm crazy, I know. They turned out amazing though!

Mini Mason Jar Candy Holder

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19 comments:

  1. Congrats on moving into your new apartment! That floral arrangement service is really cool and that food is making me hungry!

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    1. Thanks Tanya! I really want to try Bloominous. It looks like it would be awesome!

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  2. Great finds, May! Love your candy jars, and the DIY flower decorations sound very interesting too!

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  3. Fun party plans! I'd love to put my hot chocolate fairy on jars filled with ingredients to make own cocoa for Christmas gifts this year.

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    1. Ohh, that sounds like an awesome idea Kristin!

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  4. Yay for housewarming gifts. Great ideas you showed us here today. I can't wait to see the photos from your actual party. Fun stuff!
    Thanks for the giveaway too. If I win, I'd make some "please recycle" stickers, because I'm out of those and need more. =0)

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    1. Nice! Always glad to see other environmentally conscious people out there!

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  5. I would make cute labels for food with it !

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  6. I love everything in this post! You mentioned some really great things!! If I won the giveaway, I'd no doubt use the stickers for something Katie Crafts related! :)

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    1. Can't wait to see what you do with it if you win!

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  7. Congrats on your new home! Everything looks gorgeous...I love the DIY candy jars!

    Keisha xo
    www.chrysalisgals.blogspot.com

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  8. I love what you did with the mason jars! Everything looks so yummy!
    xoxo Lauren | Will Sing For Makeup

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  9. i like the bear stickers for my BFF hubby not allow stickers in our house

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  10. abrennan09@hotmail.com
    Maybe some FAMILY NAME labels. To put on anything and everything.

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  11. I don't know what I'd design....this needs more thought....but the hubby's birthday is coming up!

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