After settling in for a couple months the mister and I gathered some of our family and friends to celebrate the purchase of our first home. Having so many of our loved ones be under our roof, laughing, talking, and sharing stories helped bring our little house to life.
A diy wreath welcomed our guests as they walked into our front door and maps of our home waited for them on the coffee table.
The hand drawn maps allowed people to take a look around and pointed out the locations of food, drink, and seating areas.
Downstairs drink stations greeted everyone as they entered the basement. Wine and water were on one side and a soda bar sat on top of the washing machine. I made the cherry syrup from fresh cherries that Jeff’s grandpa had brought us the week before. The thyme and rosemary were from the garden. Incorporating things from the family and grown in the garden helped to make even the small details feel connected to our new home. The wine tags were made using paint chips, which we had plenty of after picking our paint colors.
Good people, good food, good times, it was a wonderful day. It was the first of many celebrations we look forward to hosting in our little house. Thank you to everyone who came and helped us warm-up our new home.