Thursday, February 19, 2015

Meet Amanda :: Kids and Cabernet

Hi Wife Mommy Me readers!  My name is Amanda and I blog at Kids and Cabernet.  I'm a SAHM to two kids (4, 2) and I have a love for decor, fashion, cooking, wine and of course anything mommy related.  On the first Wednesday of every month, I do a Wino Wednesday linkup where I feature a favorite wine and other readers do too!

I'm so excited to be guest posting here today while Stephanie moves.  We have lived at our current home for almost four years, and I remember the move like it was yesterday.  Moving is so hard and time consuming and requires all sorts of patience - even more so when kids are involved.  I like to always look for the light at the end of the tunnel, and that for me is when I can have family and friends over to see the new house and welcome them with a housewarming party.  I jump on any excuse to throw a party and I thought I'd share some (Pinterest inspired) ideas on throwing a housewarming party!

Of course the invitation sets the tone for the party and I think these are perfect - plus I'm sure they'll be plenty of boxes and bubble wrap left over, these invitations would be super inexpensive to make!


Love these utensil holders using paint chip samples - so appropriate, and again - basically free - it's a win, win!


When it comes to food, the menu should be kept simple - seeing as the person throwing it is probably still exhausted from unpacking and setting the house up just so.  Although kept simple, how fun is this food display? What about adding the Narrow Cordless Warming Tray to your table, as well? Not only will it keep your food at the appropriate temperature but it's sleek, stylish look will work with any table decor.


I came across this idea and loved it - it serves as a keepsake for your housewarming party and all of those who came.  Everyone is to sign their name on a stone with a little message, and the stones can be used in your garden/backyard and every time you look at them you can remember all of the special people in your life that came to the party.


Have you thrown a housewarming party before?  What are some ways you made it memorable? Thank you again Stephanie for the opportunity to guest post. I hope the move goes well and seamless for you!
 

14 comments:

  1. The paint chip samples is such a great idea and you can't beat free! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. These ideas are so cute! I really like the food table with the paint cans- this would even be a neat idea for an arts/crafts themed kids birthday party.

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  3. OMG I love the wishing stones idea!

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  4. Those invitations are the cutest thing I have ever seen!!!!

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  5. Umm I wish I was moving just so I could throw a housewarming party now! I LOVE those invitations on the cardboard box and bubble wrap as well as the paint swatch ones. LOVE the inspiration Amanda!

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  6. These are all such cute ideas! Pinning!

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  7. This is such a great idea! I will be pinning these so I can keep them in mind for our move this summer! Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love all of these ideas!!! I want to come to this housewarming party :)

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  9. These ideas are adorable! We're moving soon, so I can't wait to possibly use one or all of them!

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  10. I love these ideas! We moved a week before Luke was born so we're still working on so many house projects. Hopefully we'll have time to throw a party soon!

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  11. I LOVE this! What great ideas! I've never thrown a housewarming party before....but I think it's time to start ;)

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  12. Love the utensil holder and the invitations! Seriously, what did we do before pinterest?

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  13. Thanks so much for the opportunity to guest post Stephanie :)

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