14 Housewarming Party Favors Guaranteed to Impress Your Guests

Christa Baxter
Researcher & Writer
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Published on October 03, 2016
4 min read

A housewarming party is about more than your new home—it’s about celebrating new beginnings and thanking old friends for their continued support. Here are fourteen ideas we think you should consider as you get ready to throw a housewarming party your guests are sure to remember.

#1: Popcorn bag

This practical, yet stylish, paper bag makes a great addition to any housewarming party. Fill it with popcorn, candy, or chips, and write a note on the back to give it an even more personal touch.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Small white paper bags
  • Printer
Custom Popcorn Bag Housewarming Gift

Idea and photo credit: Nottingham Paper Goods on Etsy

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#2: House plant

We love the idea of giving friends a small plant as a token of gratitude for attending your housewarming shindig. Collect quirky containers from your local thrift shop and use them as pots for your plant of choice, or use our suggestions below to have everything you need delivered to your door.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Planters
  • Succulent plants
Tiny potted plant

Idea and photo credit: Waiting on Martha

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#3: Champagne glasses

If you’re planning on toasting your new home, then these DIY champagne flutes are the way to go. If the gold doesn’t work, use a different nail polish color to match your new home’s color scheme and place name cards by each flute so your friends know it’s their glass to keep.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Champagne flutes (regular or disposable)
  • Gold nail polish
  • Cotton swabs
DIY Gold Dotten Champagne Flutes

Idea and photo credit: Lulus

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#4: Paint jar filled with candy

If you’re throwing a housewarming after doing some intense remodeling, these housewarming party favors are a must-have. Come up with unique paint colors for each can by using friends’ names as inspiration (i.e., Brittany Blues, Matte Matt, Gregory Green). Cheesy? Definitely, but your friends will love it anyway.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Clear paint can containers
  • Colorful candy
Jars filled with colorful candy

Idea and photo credit: Hostess With The Mostess

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#5: “Keep warm” blankets

Save yourself from doing a load of laundry when friends come over for an outdoor housewarming, and give out fleece blankets to keep everyone toasty. If you’re celebrating in the summer, forget the blanket and substitute a beach towel, especially if your home has a pool.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Blanket
  • Craft paper
Picture of personalized fuzzy blankets

Idea and photo credit: Unique Pastiche Events

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#6: Popcorn jar

This popcorn jar is another easy DIY gift that’s both clever and delicious. If you want to simplify it, just use a microwavable popcorn packet and attach a decorative tag to achieve the same effect.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Popcorn kernels
  • Small mason jars
  • Twine
  • Tissue paper
Popcorn Jar

Idea and photo credit: Evermine

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#7: Cupcake oven

Cupcakes are always a good idea, but they’re even better in this oven-shaped paper box. Write a personal note on the little door flap to make your guests’ hearts melt even more.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Paper oven PDF
  • Paper
  • Printer
  • Glue
Miniature paper ovens filled with cupcake

Idea and photo credit: Claudine Hellmuth on Etsy

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#8: Soda gift

If you’ve recently moved out of the state or city where your friends live, then you may feel discouraged about throwing a housewarming party. Skip the party and instead create these cute soda-themed favors to get to know your neighbors better.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Bottled soda
  • Tags
Soda party favor

Idea and photo credit: Evermine

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#9: Thank you mason jar

Mason jar crafts dominate the Pinterest world, and for good reason: they’re easy to make. This mason jar is filled with cookies, but you can fill it with just about anything. Coffee beans, a hot chocolate mix, or candy—the possibilities are endless.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Mason jars
  • Jelly beans
  • Coffee beans
  • Hot chocolate
thank-you-mason-jar-housewarming-party-favors

Idea and photo credit: Lil’ Luna

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#10: Personalized mini whiskey bottles

Let your guests spike their drinks as they please by handing out these mini alcohol bottles as they come through the door. Your party punch is guaranteed to be a guest favorite.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Mini liquor bottles
  • Tags
Personalized whiskey bottles

Idea and photo credit: The Bakery Shop

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#11: DIY paint chip magnets

Magnets are like bobby pins—they disappear at a faster rate than you can buy them. Thank your friends for attending your housewarming party by creating these paint-chip-inspired magnets for their fridges.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Magnetic squares
  • Color swatches or paint chips
  • Pre-made Pantone chip magnets
DIY paint chip magnets

Idea and photo credit: How About Orange

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#12: Chocolate paint brush

Another simple, yet effective, party favor is paint brush–shaped chocolates. Honestly, any type of chocolate works, so don’t get hung up on giving out these exact ones. You can even use a mold to make these yourself if you’re feeling ambitious.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Chocolate paint brush mold
  • Melting chocolate
picture of handmade chocolate paintbrush

Idea and photo credit: Schokolat

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Milk chocolate

#13: Pine cone fire starter

Giving a party favor that warms the homes of others is the perfect way to celebrate a housewarming party. If you don’t have pine cones near your new home, don’t worry—you can buy them year-round online. (Oh, internet. What can’t you do?)

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Pine cones
  • Soy wax flakes
  • Candle dye blocks
  • Candle wicks
  • Candle fragrance oil
pinecone starter

Idea and picture credit: Something Turquoise

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#14: Honey stick or spoon for tea

Throw the sweetest housewarming party by giving your guests honey pots with spoons or sticks to dip or drop into their tea. Include a tiny honey sample to make the gift that much tastier.

What you need to make this housewarming party favor at home:

  • Honey pots
  • Honey sticks
  • Honey spoons
  • Honey samples
Honey spoon

Idea and photo credit: Pretty Tasty Things

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Looking for more housewarming ideas? Check out our housewarming party ideas board on Pinterest for more inspiration.

Christa Baxter
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Christa Baxter
Christa Baxter has worked as an editor for more than eight years and specialized in moving content for the last three. She leads the Move.org content team in producing whip-smart moving tips and recs. After relocating four times in the last calendar year, she’s got strong opinions about moving best practices. (Just don’t ever pull a Marie Kondo and suggest she whittle down her personal library.) She earned a BA and MA in English with a minor in editing.