I'm Throwing My First Housewarming Party! Any Advice?

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Q: My boyfriend and I recently moved in together and we would like to have a housewarming party soon. I want this to be a relaxed and laid-back occasion, but as I have never cooked or prepared anything for more than a handful people, hosting a party is a very scary thought!

Can your readers share some easy recipe ideas and maybe etiquette tips too?

Sent by Jess

Editor: Jess, I would suggest making as much of the food and drink ahead of time as possible, so you'll have time to relax and enjoy your own party. I love serving hot appetizers that can be prepped and frozen days or even weeks before the party, then warmed up in the oven. Here are a few ideas:

Readers, do you have any advice or recipes for hosting a housewarming party for the first time?

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