This past weekend we finally had our housewarming party. This isn’t our first place together, we lived together at the building we met for close to a year but we never got to enjoy that apartment. The layout was all wrong and there were issues that made us move out. A shame since both Mark and I enjoyed the previous apartments we had there.
All that added to the excitement of getting a new place and having it in order quickly. We were ready to enjoy our new place and as part of that wanted to throw a housewarming party to have some of our friends come and have brunch with us. At the end of the day we were happy to have around 26 of our friends come to see us.
We had a great time at the party. We set up a nice Spotify playlist with chill music that we both like. Our music tastes are very different, but there are a good amount of artists we both enjoy. We got mimosas and French 75s, brunchy food and some other nice treats. Probably my favorite thing we got was pastries from Village Baking Co. We are fans of the place since the weekend after our vacation in Paris when we were craving real croissants and then we visited them every weekend for a month, you know to wean ourselves off the delicious memories.
We wanted to give our guests a small gift in appreciation for coming to visit us and Mark has a great idea. He mentioned test tubes we could use to fill with something as a party favor. Before he finished uttering his idea I had pulled out my phone and placed the order in Amazon for some test tubes. They were SO inexpensive and worked just right. We decided to get a few different teas and some rock sugar from Teavana, plus we ground coffee to have an extra option. The last piece of the puzzle was to get some small cards and material to tie them to the tubes. We went to Mark’s favorite store, Container Store, and got some Chartreuse raffia ribbon, hole-punched cards and a pretty basket.
When the tubes arrived from Amazon, I went ahead and washed them with some soapy water and after they were completely dry I went ahead and filled them using a funnel. I then cut the small cards in half and wrote “Thank You!” in the front and what was on the tube on the back side of the cards with a twin point Sharpie. Mark used his expertise tying the cards to the tubes and making them look all pretty. We made enough for each of our guests to pick two options and it was fun seeing them going though the basket looking for their favorites.
Materials used for our Housewarming Party Favors:
Not only did we have a blast at the party, we also had fun making these little party favors, which really turned out super cute. Here are some more photos from the party.