Hosting a housewarming party does not have to be complicated and stressful. With a little creative planning and helpful friends, you can lessen the load by opting for a potluck theme instead. To help you get started, we’ve listed some easy yet fun potluck ideas you and your guests will definitely enjoy putting together.

1. Around the World

Make your guests feel right at home during your housewarming party by asking them to bring food from their homeland. Tasting different dishes with exotic flavours is a good way to start a happy chatter and to learn cultures different from your own. Enjoy assigning your friends to bring Italian appetisers or French desserts. Make sure you have matching serving boards and platters to make them look pretty on your party table.

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Have Greece, Turkey, and Lebanon on a platter by setting up a tasty mezze spread.
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2. Mexican Fiesta

If you wish for a more coordinated party, choosing a specific cuisine is a better idea. And if you love colours on your table filled with flavourful party nibbles, a Mexican-themed party is just perfect. Ask your guests to bring their best fajitas and enchiladas, while you can get busy setting up a mini taco bar.

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Make the most of your fresh produce and serve an array of dips and salsa to go with your tacos.
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3. Game Day

Love watching the games with your friends? Then a game day theme is the perfect choice for your housewarming party. Dips with chips and buffalo wings are inexpensive and easy to whip up. And no one will say no to a bowl of cheesy nachos!

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Have racks, trays, and oven-safe dishes ready for reheating food your guests have prepared.
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4. Breakfast

Do you love having breakfast food for lunch or dinner? If so, have your invited guests bring in their favourite bread loaves, jam, and fruit for the housewarming party. And if you have a trusty waffle maker in your kitchen, this is the best party theme to put it to good use!

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Set your bread toaster on the table and let your guests help themselves to a variety of jams and spreads.
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5. Winter Warmer

When your party date happens to fall in winter, have your guests bring food that will keep everyone (and your tummy!) warm. If you enjoy Asian flavours, set up a tabletop shabu-shabu spread so your guests can gather around the hot pot, dipping food into the flavourful broth. Or have bowls, noodles, and veggies ready and pair your slow cooker with a build-your-own ramen spread.

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Bread with cheese or chocolate is a party crowd pleaser that you can easily pull off for winter.
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6. Everything on a Stick

There are a number of reasons why we love this theme in particular. One is its versatility. You can ask your guests to bring French toast kebabs for brunch or club sandwich skewers for lunch. Food will be fun to make, easy to serve, and delightful to eat. It will be like having food stalls in your own home!

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Whether you are using an outdoor or tabletop grill, food on a stick will always be a party hit.
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7. Movie Snack Bar

Finally, if you and your invited guests are regular moviegoers, then you will have no trouble setting up a snack bar for your housewarming potluck party. Have your friends bring in their favourite movie snacks like pizza bites, sliders, and, of course, popcorn!

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Add some pizzazz to your movie-themed snacks and serve your popcorn with exciting flavours.
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Organising a housewarming party is really easy and fun, especially when you let your guests join in with the planning. So let your creativity flow, pick potluck ideas everyone will love, and enjoy your party with great food and wonderful company.

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Aimee Arcega

Aimee is a content writer for Kitchen Warehouse and a foodie at heart. Also a trained pastry chef, she bakes in her spare time to make people happy.

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