Warming the house ...
After a bit of an absence working on other projects, I'm back in the saddle here at Yourhome and I am happy to report that my housewarming party went off without a hitch!
I've also got the results of our poll on housewarming party timing - with one third of readers agreeing with my self-imposed one-month deadline from move in date.
The majority, however, at 55 per cent, say you're fine to throw a welcome bash any time within the first year - giving you a little more time to get the decor just so. Finally, 10 per cent said there is no deadline on hosting a housewarming, and the remaining six per cent said they didn't know.
And, now, as promised: the photos!
Custom cocktails from the Cocktail Deeva - my only request was that they be easy to mix and purple, and she delivered with this yummy blend of pineapple and blueberry juice, with vodka - and some sweet treats in the form of cookie bars and boozy cupcakes helped set the stage for a very late night filled with great friends and good wishes for my new space.
Along with some admiration for the view from my balcony.
Everything looks better in candlelight. Plus it helped hide the fact that I chose having a shower over washing the floor in my pre-party prep. (Get other lazy hostessing tips here).