One of the hardest parts about moving is having to say goodbye to your good friends and neighbors! While you are excited for a new chapter to begin, parting with people you’ve become close with makes the moving process bittersweet. It’s a great idea to have a going away party that allows you to see your friends one more time and tell them how much they’ve meant to you. Check out these tips on throwing a great going away party before you move!
Put your guest list together.
This is when you decide how big this party is going to get. Is it going to be a house full of people or an intimate group? Whatever you decide, make sure your guest list includes the people who will make your going away party as special as possible.
Say goodbye virtually.
Considering our “new normal”, your going away party may need to be a virtual one. No problem! Invite your friends to a Zoom happy hour or a group Facetime chat.
Take a final tour of the house and recall the great times there. This is a great way to say goodbye to all your precious memories while maintaining the rules of social distancing.
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Choose a date and location.
Going away parties typically take place a few days before the move, but by no means, do you have to go by the rules. Choose a time that works best for you and your moving schedule. It’s also a good idea to send either printed or electronic invites at least two to three weeks before the event. And a few follow-up emails to get an accurate headcount.
As for location, since you are moving and your house may be packed up, you may consider having the party at a restaurant or friend’s house. If you want to have it at your house, plan to do so before the major packing starts.
Choose a party theme.
This is not a necessity, but a good theme is always fun! A great idea is to tie in the location of the move, i.e. if you’re moving from Florida to Texas, have a Wild West or Texas Hold’em theme.
Make it memorable.
Don’t just play games or sing karaoke; make the event extra memorable and do a memory box. Have each guest write their favorite memory they have with you and gather all the pieces in a box. Read them out loud at the party or read later in private.
Make a farewell speech.
This is a great opportunity to let your friends and neighbors know how much they’ve meant to you, how you value their friendship, and how much they will be missed.
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Promise to keep in touch.
Make sure to give your new address to everyone at the party and assure them that you will keep in touch!
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