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A Housewarming Party Kit

This post is sponsored by Glad. Visit for a chance to win $10,000 for your own One Bag Party.

I had already started planning a little housewarming party when Glad approached me to participate in their one-bag challenge. I really loved the concept and agreed right away. The idea is to reduce the waste from your party down to one garbage bag or less. They asked me to put together a party kit of everything you would need to throw a party.

For our housewarming party I just wanted a chance for friends to stop by and see our apartment and chat. Since our house is so small I realized it might be tricky if I invited everyone we know over at the same time. So to prevent a crammed apartment I decided to have an open house for people to stop by throughout the day. I’ve thrown parties like that before and I love that no one feels rushed and you actually get a chance to visit with everyone. I also love that there isn’t the same kind of pressure when you entertain for an hour or two. The items I chose for my party are reusable pieces that you can invest in and some compostable and recyclable one-use items. I’m a big believer that a party doesn’t need to be complicated. You usually just need a few unexpected elements that make the party feel special and that your guests will remember. I am so excited to host a party in our small apartment. I’ll be sure to share pictures afterwards.

Inspiration photo from Kinfolk Magazine. A. Glass Beverage Dispenser B. Striped Tablecloth C. Single Use Veneerware Plates D. Compostable Cups E. Dipped Pitcher F. Slate Cheeseboard G. Blocked Dot Napkins H. Clear Globe Lights I. 3 Tiered Stand

  1. cck

    March 19, 2013

    Lovely! I adore your ideas – fresh and lively.

  2. meagan

    March 19, 2013

    aaaaand i’m gonna need one of each.

    xo the egg out west.

  3. Rebecca

    March 19, 2013

    Love all the party ideas. It would be great if you had some menu suggestions, I’d love to host an all day party but I don’t want to serve cold cuts or be in the kitchen the whole time.

  4. Tasneem

    March 19, 2013

    I second Rebecca’s comment. I was just trying to figure out how to move all my furniture out to fit everyone I would like over for a housewarming party…but I think your idea of an open house would be a lot more fun and feasible.

      • jordan
      • March 19, 2013

      I’ll share all the details and menu in my follow up post!

  5. Jen

    March 19, 2013

    As a big fan of veneerware and other bamboo based compostable plates and flatware, I can tell you honestly that while the look is lovely, the mouthfeel is awful. For utensils (and cups), I always end up going with the CPLA ones that Branch Home sells:

  6. Danielle Marie

    March 19, 2013

    I love the idea of a one-bag party. I will definitely take the challenge when we have our next get together!

  7. Kate

    March 19, 2013

    Love this idea! And love that black and white pitcher- so cute with the bright colors in the tablecloth!

  8. Renuka

    March 19, 2013

    I absolutely love all of the items featured here! Looking forward to your follow-up post after your party!

  9. Kate

    March 19, 2013

    Great choices! A fun, but expensive challenge as well. I really love the porch lights! Gorgeous, gorgeous bulbs.

  10. Rebecca Alexis

    March 20, 2013

    Oh happiness! so glad to have found your blog! Oh happy day! xo

  11. silviabes

    March 21, 2013

    just what i needed
    my housewarming party is so close! ♥

  12. Evani

    March 22, 2013

    Those lights from Target are my favorite. They’re the best way to transform an outdoor space into a fun party area. Love the compostable cups too!

  13. Viv

    March 23, 2013

    I just had a flatwarming night! Wish I had seen this before. I hope you have a fab party, and looking forward to your photos 🙂

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