How to Word an Invitation to a New House

by Kyra Sheahan

After the last box gets unpacked and you organize your belongings, you can start to think about inviting people to visit your new home. Throw a festive housewarming party so others can see your house and celebrate this exciting moment in your life with you. Let your guests know what kind of party you envision when you compose the invitations.

Items you will need

  • Envelopes
  • Invitations
Step 1

Address the invitation envelopes to set the tone for your housewarming party. For instance, if you address the invitation to "Roger and Trisha Forrest," it takes a more casual tone than addressing the invitation to "Mr. and Mrs. Roger Forrest."

Step 2

Announce the occasion at the top of the invitation. Write something like "We moved! Come see our new home." if you want to have a casual housewarming party. Or, write "Please join us to celebrate our new home" for a more formal ambiance.

Step 3

Include the date, time and location of your party. Keep the information simple and straightforward. You might word it as "Saturday, October 8th, 2011" for a more formal tone, or you could write "10-8-11" to give off the impression of a more casual party.

Step 4

Inform guests of what they can expect when they arrive at your new home. Tell prospective guests they can tour the house and stay for food and beverages afterward.

Step 5

Instruct your invitees to RSVP for your housewarming party. Provide a contact name, number and response date on your invitation.

Step 6

Add creativity by including a poem on the housewarming invitation. You might word your poem, "The boxes are unpacked and the new paint is dry, so we would like to invite you to stop on by" or, for the recently married couple, you could write, "Months ago we said, 'I do,' but now we have something homey and new!"

Tips & Warnings

  • For your guests' convenience, include a map or directions to your new house with the invitation.

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