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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.