A welcome home party is a wonderful way to express your love for someone who has been away. However, where do you start? Here is a list of must-haves for a successful welcome-home party.
The first item to cross off your list is the venue. If you are throwing an informal, small party, consider someone’s home for the event. Does the guest of honor have a favorite spot, like a park, the beach, or a restaurant? Those would make excellent choices too.
Food is a must when considering the party. If you have it at someone’s house, consider having a cookout. Does your area have a specialty food item you cannot find elsewhere? For example, if your town has a famous sandwich, consider serving it.
You can not have a party without guests. As soon as you have a date and location, send out invitations. Let guests know how much it would mean to the guest of honor if they attend. Have the guests RSVP. You will need a headcount for ordering food and planning other activities.
Liquor Store Trip
You do not need to spend your entire party budget on alcohol. However, consider purchasing champagne to toast the guest of honor. If you know your guest of honor’s favorite beer, wine, or cocktail, serving those during the party would make for a special touch. Just make a quick trip to your local liquor store and stock up on your guest’s favorites!
It is not a party without some music. Make a playlist of the honoree’s favorite music. Check out their public Spotify list or snoop around their social media feeds to discover what they like. Is there a favorite local band? Consider hiring them for the event. If the honoree is returning to where they grew up, curate a playlist of popular tunes from that specific time.
A welcome home banner is a must. Was your honoree out of the country? Consider a red, white, and blue theme. Add some balloons and flowers to make the venue look festive.
Do not forget the cake. A cake that says welcome home is a must-have. If you want something a little easier to serve, cupcakes or decorated cookies with the words welcome home written on them.
A welcome home party is a great way to welcome someone home. Taking the time to add some personal touches will make the honoree know how much you care. This list of must-haves will help you throw a party they will never forget.