Friday, August 13, 2010


Hubby and I are hoping to host a housewarming party once we’ve put the final touches on our house, and once the temperature drops about 30 to 40 degrees (today’s high will be 101).

I’ve always liked the idea of hosting an outdoor dinner, like the ones you see in the Italian countryside with the long tables, jugs of wine and plenty of food served family-style. Of course, Tuscany probably doesn’t have the mosquito issues we have here, so early autumn is likely the best time for us to host such a party.

I really like the “firebowl” in the photo above and think that would be so cool for a backyard party, or just to lounge by in the cool evenings. Sculptor Elena Colombo actually designed the bowl for her cottage on the shore of Peconic Bay in New York. Colombo started a business designing propane-fueled, no-logs required firebowls. Although, I have to admit I love the smell of real logs burning on a fire, but Colombo’s invention is a great idea.

So, dear blogger friends, did any of you host a party when you moved to your new digs? If so, was it a cocktail party? Brunch? I wish I could have all of you over to celebrate our new house. In the meantime, I really need to take some photos of our new abode and post them on the blog. I promise, I’ll get on it soon!

Happy weekend everyone!
Image courtesy of Martha Stewart Living


Teresa Hatfield said...

Can wait to see the photographs! I love this firebowl image. Oh, to have 70 degree weather again. I am ready for fall. Good luck on planning the housewarming. I am certain it will be wonderful. Have a happy weekend!
Teresa (Splendid Sass)

Bella-Michelle said...

When we make progress with this new house of our, I am going to have an Open House...but we are ways off from that. I do want a firebowl/firepit outside by our pool. I think it will just extend the season for the pool.

It is hot here as well...88 degrees at 7:00 am this morning (and that is the cool front???). Can't wait to see more photos!

myletterstoemily said...

i would dearly love to see some photos.
i remember when you were first house
hunting, last winter?

an outdoor party sounds divine. lots of
candles, the firepit, long rustic tables
with french tablecloths, and simple
delicious food!

i'm doing the same thing for a wedding

High Heeled Life said...

Your outdoor party sounds lovely!! Nothing better than friends, family good food and wine to bring warmth to your new home.

I was hoping to have our house warming party this summer/autumn - but it doesn't look like our renovations will be complete in time. :(

Can't wait to see pictures of your home..HHL

Tickled Pink Talk said...

I love outdoor parties! We just got a new outdoor sectional and i am dying to entertain!! Love the fire bowl. Can't wait to see pics of your new abode! :)
We are actually having quite a lovely day up here in MA, but don't talk to me about the weather come February!!
We had a housewarming, but about a year after we moved in. It was super fun though...

Tessa said...

Happy house warming! We did an open house for ours and did things Tapas style. I made a couple things, bought a few more, and had a couple big antipasto platters which I suppose is more Italian than Spainsh but hey, it was super easy and good. I made about 3 pitchers of Sangria too with lots of fresh fruit. Have fun planning.

James said...

Great idea for a house warming, but else would we expect from you?

Elizabeth said...

i think it's great to have a party. we probably would've but we started with a renovation and have just now finished it! i love peeking into others homes, so i hope you share pics!

North of 25A said...

When we moved into our current home we had a cocktail party for all our neighbors. It was summer & I remember doing what I thought was a cute invitation to introduce ourselves to everyone. It was terrific, everyone was happy to have a chance to socialize with all of their neighbors.

The Southern Lady said...

There's something about surrounding yourself with family and friends that makes your house into a home. I'm so happy for you and yours as you enjoy your new homestead-and I cannot wait to see pictures, too! Best wishes always.