How to Play Cornhole: Distance, Rules and Regulations

Cornhole is a very popular lawn game where players take turns throwing bags filled with corn or beans at an elevated platform with a hole in it.

How to Play Cornhole

Throwing a bag through the hole on the platform gets 3 points and a bag that lands on the platform gets 1 point. The first player or team to get to 21 points wins the round. You can play one round or best 2 out of 3. Cornhole is similar to the game of Horseshoes, except it is much safer and easier to set up. Horseshoes requires sand pits, metal stakes, and heavy horseshoes. Cornhole uses soft bags filled with corn and portable wooden platforms making it a much safer and more popular choice for outdoor recreation.

The game has grown from humble beings into a very well known game with its own lingo and official leagues and associations all over the world. Cornhole can be played just about anywhere and by people of all ages. The only skill needed is the ability to accurately toss a bag 24-30 feet at a platform with a hole in it. You can move the platform in closer if kids are playing. This way you can involve the entire family.

Cornhole Rules and Regulations

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The game of Cornhole is easy to set up and the rules are very simple to follow. There is some variation to the rules depending on who you ask. We will cover the basics and give a general overview.

The only equipment required is two elevated platforms, two sets of bags, a scorecard, and two or four players. The bags come in sets of four and it is recommended that they are different colors for easy identification. Each bag is filled with dried corn or beans, measuring 6 x 6 inches and should weigh 14-16 ounces. It is recommended to use a heavy duty material like double stitched nylon or canvas.

The size of the wooden or plastic platform is 2 feet wide x 4 feet long and has a 6 inch wide hole centered 9 inches from the top of the platform. It should have a smooth painted surface. The platform is angled with the back edge of the board 12 inches above the ground and 3-4 inches from the ground at the front. This forms roughly a 90 degree angle. It is also recommended that sides are enclosed. This makes it easier to tell if the bag actually goes through the hole instead of going through an open side of the platform.

Now that you have all the items needed for playing let’s take a look at the rules more in depth.

Distance Between Cornhole Platforms

The playing area should be a minimum of 8 feet wide by 45 feet long. Facing the court in a North to South direction if possible is a good idea because it helps reduce the effects of the sun. Remember to keep the playing area clean and free from obstructions and distractions. A normal regulation court places the platforms anywhere from 24-30 feet apart from the front of one platform to the other.

Cornhole Distance for Children

The recommended cornhole distance for children and juniors is 21 feet. The imaginary line parallel to the front of the platforms is also the foul line that you cannot step over when tossing the bags. The bags may be tossed from either side of the platform in a 3 x 4 foot rectangle. You must stay inside of this area while tossing the bag. You can choose to toss from either side but must stay on that side for the entire round. If you are playing doubles (check out our 67 cornhole team names) matches the players stand on both sides of the platform and alternate turns tossing the corn bags in the regulamentary cornhole distance.

Cornhole Scoring

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The first person or team to score 21 points or more wins the round! You do not need to win by 2 points or more as in some other games. All players or teams must be allowed to finish pitching their 4 bags per inning. For example, if the player or team that pitches first reaches 21 points the other team must be allowed to finish the inning as well.

In the event of a tie, the players keep pitching 4 bags per inning until someone ends up with a higher score.

The player scores points by tossing the corn filled bag at the platform. Tossing a bag through the circular hole on the platform is called a “Cornhole” or “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points. A corn bag that comes to rest on the platform and is knocked through by another toss or an act of god also counts as “Corn Bag In The Hole” and is worth 3 points. A corn bag that does not go through the hole but lands on the platform and remains in place throughout the inning is called an “Ace” or “Corn Bag In The Count” and is worth 1 point.

The bag must not touch the ground before landing on the platform or it is a foul and removed from play. If a corn bag is tossed and determined to be a foul while knocking off a bag that is resting on the platform that bag must be returned to its original position. If the bag lands anywhere else not touching the platform it is called a foul or “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is not worth any points. Another form of a foul is stepping over the line or out of the pitchers box. This is also called a “Corn Bag Out Of The Count” and is worth zero points. Corn bags that do not land on the platform or go through the hole must be removed from the field of play and count for zero points. 

All corn bags except fouls must be left where they are thrown until the inning is over. Other versions of the rules allow a round to be won when one team scores anywhere from 7-11 points and the other team scores zero. This is known as a “Skunk” or “Shutout.”

Cancellation Scoring

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Typically, a method of counting scores per inning called cancellation scoring is used. There are a couple different versions we will go over.

In the first version of cancellation scoring, bags that are tossed through the hole or land on the platform are either cancelled out or added depending on what the opposing side tosses.

For example, if the first player or team tosses 1 bag through the hole and 2 on the platform totaling 5 points, and the second player or team only tosses 2 bags on the platform for two points, the 2 bags on the platform are cancelled out for both teams and the first team gets to keep 3 points for the bag in the hole.

Another example would be if the first player or team only tosses 1 bag through the hole and the second player or team tosses 2 bags on the platform, no points would be cancelled out and the first side would receive 3 points for the bag in the hole and the second side would receive 2 points for the bags on the platform.

The other version of cancellation scoring works by adding up the scores for both sides and awarding the difference in points the side with the highest point total. An example of this version of cancellation scoring would be the first side scoring 7 points total and the second side scoring 5 points total. The winning side would be awarded the 2 point difference.

Playing the Game

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Cornhole can be played as either singles or doubles matches. When playing a doubles match the four players split up into two teams. One member from each team pitches from one cornhole platform and the other members pitch from the other. In singles play the contestants stand at the same platform and each one player may choose a specific side to toss from for the inning. You must only toss from one side per inning. The players on opposing teams always alternate tossing. A cornhole match can broke down into multiple rounds of play where you toss 4 bags per inning. 

As mentioned before the round is won when one side scores 21 points or more. You have 20 seconds from the time you step into the pitcher's box to toss the bag. It is considered a foul if the toss is not delivered within 20 seconds of stepping into the box and you lose a turn. If you step over the foul line or out of the pitcher's box it is also a foul worth zero points and counts as a turn. If the bag accidentally leaves the players hand during a toss it counts as a turn.

The player with the highest score in the previous inning pitches first in the next inning. If no one scored in the previous inning, the team who previously pitched last will pitch first in the next inning. Each player or team is also allowed two timeouts per match. They may use this time out to walk up to the platform and examine the position of the bags on the platform.

Cornhole Tips

  • It is recommended to use a highly visible scoreboard. This allows players to keep an eye on the scoring and make sure everything is correct at the end of the inning.
  • Any discrepancies in scoring or rules should be brought to the attention of the judge or person keeping score immediately.
  • Do not make distracting movements or noises during your opponents turn.
  • Perfecting the corn toss is crucial to becoming a great cornhole player. Learning to spin the corn bag while throwing will stabilize it and allow for a more accurate toss. It is also important to try and throw the bag so it arcs 5-10 feet above the ground. You want the bag to land on the platform at an angle to lessen the impact and stick in place when it lands.
  • Make sure the surface of your platforms is sanded smooth and painted.
  • It is typically deemed acceptable to ask a teammate or spectator for advice on where to throw the next pitch. This is a good idea because there is a lot of strategy involved in the game of Cornhole.
  • The distance between boards dictates how hard it is. If you are having trouble scoring it may be a good idea to move the boards closer together.
  • During hot, dry weather the bags and surface may become very slick. You can either spray the bags with water to help them stick or bring the platforms closer together.
  • Find a comfortable stance for throwing that works well for you. Most people like to step forward with their opposite foot and then throw with their dominant hand. Others stand still and toss, while some step and throw with their dominant side. There is no right or wrong, just make sure it feels natural and relaxed.
  • When beginning don’t focus on trying to focus on throwing the bag through the hole every time. Instead focus on just tossing the bags on the platform and letting it slide through the hole or scoring points from a “Corn In The Count.”
  • Learn to master the 4 essential shots. The “Slider” is when you land the bag on the front of the board about six inches from the hole and let it slide through. The “Blocker” is when you land the bag in front of the hole to prevent your opponent from using the “Slider.” The “Push” is using your bag to either knock your opponents bag out of the way or to nudge a previous toss on the platform through the hole. The final and hardest shot to master is the “Cornhole.” This is when you toss your bag straight through the hole.

Origins of Cornhole

There are many theories on the origin of Cornhole. Some people say the game originated way back in the 14th century in Germany. Others say the game was created when the Blackhawk Indian Tribe of Illinois filled up animals skins with dried corn and tossed them around. Some theories even point to a Kentucky farmer making a game out of throwing dried corn cobs into a trash can in the 1800’s. No matter who invented it, the game today is one of the most popular and exciting outdoor activities for people of all ages!

You should now be equipped with all the information you need to know how to play cornhole. Make sure you check out our list of best cornhole board wraps.

Yard Dice Games

Yard dice are large hand sized dice meant for playing a wide variety of diced based games in outdoor settings like a backyard get together, BBQ, birthday party, work party, picnic, and much more. These oversized dice typically come in sets of six, which allows you to play many different games. There are so many options for playing you will never get bored. Lawn dice games are growing in popularity and fun for the whole family. Get your children away from the TV or computer by adding kid friendly rewards to the mix. Keep the adults interested by adding a drinking game to the mix. As you can see yard dice offers something for everyone. We will take a look at some popular and creative games to play with your yard dice.

Items Needed for Yard Dice Games

Any decent sized area works well for the playing a wide variety of outdoor games like yard dice. A set of six large dice will allow you to play just about any dice related game you can think of. In addition to the dice you will need a pen and paper for keeping score and a 3 foot circular ring made of rope depending on what game you choose. Increase the excitement by adding different prizes of your choice.

Snake Eyes Yard Dice Game

GoSports Giant 3.5" Wooden Playing Dice Set with Bonus Rollzee...
  • GIANT SIZE: Each die measures: 3. 5" x 3. 5" x 3. 5"
  • ROLLZEE AND FARKLE BOARD INCLUDED: Double Sided Dry-Erase Scoreboard with Pen for Endless Fun!
  • PREMIUM CONSTRUCTION: Includes 6 hand sanded wooden dice with canvas carrying case

Snake Eyes is definitely one of the most popular and easiest games to play with yard dice. This is a fun and exciting choice for including people of all ages. Children and adults can have fun together when playing Snake Eyes. Set the game up by placing your 3 foot wide target ring about ten feet away from the throwing line. You can divide up into teams or play as singles. Six dice are thrown per turn. You must toss the dice so they land in the circular ring. Count up the value of the dice that land inside of the ring. The objective of the game is to be the first person or team to reach twenty one total points or roll snake eyes. Snake eyes is when you roll all ones in a single turn. You also have the option of making the game last until 11 or 15 points depending on how long you want each round to last. This game is simple and fun. It is the perfect way to get everyone into playing yard dice and away from the TV or computer.

Yard Dice Yahtzee

Trademark Innovations Giant Wood Yard Dice with Carry Bag, 3.5"
  • Comes with 6 dice in a jute drawstring bag
  • Each die measures 3.5" square
  • The dice come in an attractive natural stain

Playing outdoor Yahtzee with yard dice really takes this classic game to new levels of fun and excitement. You can play alone or in large groups.  We have all probably played Yahtzee many times in our lives, but we will go over the general rules again. For ease of scoring and following rules, I recommend getting official Yahtzee score cards and rules. The object of the game is to obtain the highest score possible by throwing five dice. The game has thirteen rounds. You roll the dice in each round and choose your score for one of the thirteen different categories.  Choose one score per category depending on what you roll. Up to three rolls per round are allowed and you can keep or re roll as many of the dice as you choose. After three rolls you must choose your score for a given category. There are two different categories for scoring, an upper and lower section. For the upper section your score is the value of the specified die face for numbers one through six. For example, if you roll 3-4-3-6-2 and choose the three category, your score would be 2 because you rolled two different dice with three on the face. The lower section of scoring is either a set amount or zero based on whether you meet the requirements.  These categories are three and four of kind. If you roll this you get the total if the dice. The next category is small straight (30 points) or large straight (40 points).  A full house is next and is when you roll a 3 and 2 of a kind together. Full house scores 25 points.  The last category is a 5 of kind or Yahtzee which scores 50 points and 100 for an additional Yahtzee. After filling all categories the high score wins.

Beat That Yard Dice Game

Cardinal 5 Giant Wood Dice Giant Game
  • Made from solid wood
  • 5 Wooden Dice - 3.5" x 3.5" x 3.5"
  • Numbers are heat branded directly into the wood

Beat That is a simple and great game for kids of all ages. It is fun and improves strategic thinking and recognizing different numbers. You can roll anywhere from two to six dice. Using more dice makes the game a little more complicated for older children. The object is to roll the dice and arrange them in the highest number combination possible. For example, if you decide to throw three dice per round and get a 3-6-9, you would add that up to the highest total of 963. Once the child has decided on what they think the highest number combination is the challenge the next player to “beat that” and continue with game in the same manner. The game is played in rounds and a winner is chosen for each round. You can also add variations to the game like lowest score wins or setting a goal of total points that you add up per round until the number is achieved. Adding prizes for the winner of each round will keep the kids involved and give everyone plenty of chances to win.

These are all great games for getting started with your yard dice set. There are literally hundreds more out there. You can even get creative and make up your own yard dice games. The options are endless. Looking for some other fun yard games? Try your luck at the popular game cornhole.

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Best Cornhole Boards

Cornhole is a fun, simple game that can be played by two to four players of any ages. The game consists of throwing corn-filled bags at special boards with a hole in it to score points by landing bags on the board or through the hole. The great thing about this game is that it can be played almost anywhere. If you have two people, a board (although two are recommended), bags, and a flat surface you’re ready to go.

Maybe you want to get your own board to play while tailgating or for entertainment while having a BBQ in your backyard. The good news is that acquiring the equipment you need is easy. There are many manufacturers of boards and bags, and you can choose from a ton of designs. This article will go over the best cornhole boards out there to help you decide which one is right for you. Let’s go!

Viva Sol Bean Bag Toss Game

Viva Sol 2’x4’ Bean Bag Toss Game Includes 2 Premium All-Wood Bean...
  • Premium All-Wood, Bean Bag Toss Boards - Regulation-Size (2’ x 4’)
  • Portable with Folding Legs, Nesting Boards, and Heavy-Duty Rope Handle
  • Thick Metal Legs Add Stability and Store Under the Board for Portability

The first board on our list is one that is composed of high-quality materials and an aesthetic that is sure to be loved. This offering comes with two boards, both of which are all-wood and regulation size. You also get eight bean bags, along with a carrying bag to transport them in. The boards themselves are pretty attractive with a light walnut wood used throughout.

As far as portability goes, these boards do what they need to do. The legs of the boards detach and can be stored underneath, then the boards themselves nest together to be carried by a rope handle. So, essentially, you have everything stored in between the two boards while you take them wherever you need to go. However, being all wood, they may be a bit heavy so keep that in mind if you choose to purchase this particular set.

These boards are made for outdoor use but are not entirely waterproof. It’s suggested that you store them indoors to keep them from getting weathered. It seems that with the wooden boards these will be durable and able to stand up to abuse. In addition, if you prefer a board that isn’t covered in decals, this is a beautiful choice that is likely to be loved.

PROS

  • Two-tone all wood design is high-quality and aesthetically pleasing
  • Underside of board features a pouch to store bean bags
  • Portable by virtue of rope handle, folding legs, and nesting board design
  • Regulation size board which is preferred by many players

CONS

  • This board is not waterproof, so it will need to be stored somewhere safe

GoSports Cornhole Bean Bag Toss

Go Pong CornHole Bean Bag Toss Game Set, Football Edition
  • TAILGATE SIZE: Full corn hole set includes 2 ‘tailgate’ size (3 feet x 2 feet) corn hole boards, 8 all-weather...
  • EVENT DAY FAVORITE: Hours of fun with friends and family at tailgates, holiday weekends, cookouts, campsites, and more
  • STURDY DESIGN: Features composite MDF surface with high-strength aluminum frame that is durable for play yet lightweight...

GoSports is the second brand we recognize with a set that includes two boards, eight bean bags, and a carrying case. These boards are made with high strength aluminum frames, along with a water-resistant MDF (medium density fiberboard) surface. These boards come in a variety of styles, but the one we’re focused on resembles a football field. It’s green and white, with an end zone that allows for decals. That means you can get a sticker that represents your favorite team in order to customize your board. However, other designs include red and blue, original, American flag, and even a light-up edition.

These boards fold up flat and come with a carrying case with handles. In addition, these are rather lightweight and easy to carry. That said, they are a bit smaller than regulation. However, if you’re playing at home casually or bringing you board to a tailgating event, the size is actually an asset. You can easily use them in the bed of a truck and moving them from house to new location isn’t likely to be stressful.

The bags that come with the boards are made from premium duck cloth fabric with an all-weather fill. This is a type of fabric made to block the wind and avoid snagging and tearing. These bags are likely to last a long time, no matter how often you use your new corn hole boards.

PROS

  • Water resistant surface leads to higher durability
  • Customizable end zones so you can represent your favorite team
  • Includes a carrying case for easy portability
  • Fully customizable with team decals

CONS

  • Smaller than regulation for more comfortable tailgating, but some prefer regulation

Driveway Games All Weather Bean Bag Game

Driveway Games All Weather Cornhole Set. Regulation Corn Toss Boards &...
  • ALL WEATHER CORNHOLE GAME SET – This cornhole game set includes 2 weatherproof regulation-size cornhole boards (2x4...
  • WEATHERPROOF – Waterproof cornhole boards won’t warp in humidity or rain, unlike wooden corn hole boards. Use on any...
  • ALL-WEATHER CORNHOLE BAGS - Includes 8 regulation-size (6 x 6 inch), official weight (14 oz) cornhole bean bags....

Driveway Games brings all-weather cornhole boards in a variety of colors. The boards are the official size and come with carrying handles for easy transport. The boards also include a built-in locking bag storage area. You can get them in white, bright pink, and vibrant orange. These are likely to be popular for those who play at night or for people who have less than perfect vision.

In addition to the two boards that you get with this set, you also get eight bags which comes in two colors. The game set also comes with instructions for setup and instruction for playing the game. Just as with the boards, the bags are all-weather, making it a great game for playing no matter the weather outside.

This game is made to be friendly for all ages, and the boards are eye catching for young eyes. You will likely have no problem getting the children to join in on a game once you pull out the boards and explain the simple instructions for play. Your entire family can get in on the action and have a fun, new hobby for family night.

PROS

  • Comes in various colors, including orange or pink for eye-catching play
  • All weather design and construction makes caring for boards easy
  • Carry handles and bag storage make for easy transport
  • #1 selling all weather bean bags come with boards

CONS

  • Those used to wood boards may need to get used to new board material

GoSports Cornhole Pro-Regulation LED Bean Bag Toss

GoSports LED Light Up Cornhole Set, Regulation Size
  • BUILT IN LED RINGS: Take the fun of cornhole from day to night for more fun and challenging gameplay at the flip of a...
  • REGULATION SIZE: Full cornhole set includes 2 regulation size (4 feet x 2 feet) cornhole boards for authentic gameplay,...
  • EVENT DAY FAVORITE: Impress guests and entertain for hours into the night at tournaments, tailgates, holiday weekends,...

If you’re looking for something a bit different than the traditional corn hole board, GoSports brings the LED light-up edition. This game set comes with two boards, each of which is regulation size. It also comes with LED rings, eight bean bags, as well as instructions for playing corn hole.

This system is rather lightweight and has features to make it portable. The boards fold in half to transport them quickly, as well as offering two legs that fold out for play or under for storage. The bags are also lightweight but durable and made from all-weather duck cloth. You won’t need to upgrade in order to play. Just set up the boards, pull out the bags, and enjoy a game.

With the LED lights, you’ll find something new and unique in this set of boards. The lights are rings that go around the holes in the board, with 38 LEDs on each board. If you end up in a late night game and don’t want to stop, you can just stick on the lights and keep going as long as you want. It will make it easier to play when it’s dark if you don’t have other lights available.

PROS

  • Built in LED rings allow easy and fun night play
  • Comes with eight high quality, official bean bags
  • Regulation size board that can be folded for portability
  • Water resistant surface for durability and use in any weather

CONS

  • Does not include a carrying case, so one may need to be purchased

Custom Cornhole Boards American Flag

GoSports Regulation Size Solid Wood Cornhole Set – American Flag...
  • 100 percent SOLID WOOD: Premium handcrafted boards with oak surfaces, varnished with American Flag graphics that allow...
  • REGULATION SIZE: Full cornhole set includes 2 regulation size (4 feet x 2 feet) cornhole boards for authentic gameplay,...
  • PATRIOTIC FUN: Vintage inspired oak cornhole boards varnished with the American Flag – the Stars and Stripes design is...

Custom Cornhole Boards brings a unique type of board to the market with hand build boards made in the United States. The set comes with two boards, a set of eight bars and an instructional card. These boards are delivered fully assembled and are ready to play right out of the box. No worrying about assembling here, you can get a game going as soon as you get your package.

These boards do come in regulation size and have been ACA certified. They are constructed from white spruce/SPF wood with a half inch birch plywood top. The holes are drilled by laser template and have a pocket hole design that hides screw holes on the back of the boards. These boards are meant to be durable and are likely to last you a very long time. The materials used are high quality, and the company makes them specifically for long term use.

The design on this particular board is that of an American flag, allowing for a bit of patriotism to show through in every game. It’s a rustic design that mainly features red, white, and blue with stars on the top half and stripes on the bottom half. Those who want to show off their USA spirit will likely enjoy the combination of American style and USA artistry that these boards bring.

PROS

  • Hand built wooden boards made in the United States
  • Boards are made from elite grade wood and materials
  • Regulation size boards that have been ACA certified
  • Folding legs for easier transportation
  • Laser cut holes with high-quality birch wood

CONS

  • Quite substantial, may not be easy to transport

Thanks for checking out the best cornhole boards. Make sure you check out our other fun games.

Best River Float Tubes

Summer is right around the corner! One of our favorite warm weather pastimes is being out on the water. Float tubes are a great summer recreation activity for many different types of people and age groups. Some people like to float lazily in a pool or down a river in groups. Others seek adventure while fishing out on the lake or in rougher water. This article will take a look at many different types of float tubes available to help you pick one that suits your style and needs.

About Float Tubes

No one knows for sure who the first person to use a float tube was. There is a good chance it was someone from a farm who used an old tractor inter tube. As their popularity grew manufacturers began making specialty float tubes for many different activities. Since its humble beginnings float tubing has developed into a very popular outdoor activity for many people. Their most popular uses are for lounging in the pool and floating down “lazy rivers” at water parks. People get together in groups and even take guided tours down rivers over long distances. They are also very popular with outdoorsmen and fishermen. They allow access to the best fishing spots and places that would otherwise not be available.

Why is a Specialized Float Tube Better Than a Tractor Tube?

There are many reasons to choose a specialized float tube over an old tractor tube. Safety is the most important thing to consider when being out on the water. Old tractor tubes were not designed with safety in mind. This is very important if you want to use your tube to float down rivers. They also have no features for comfort and relaxation. The different companies who make specialized tubes put a lot of time and effort into designing a product with important features for both safety and comfort. The construction and materials used to make them is also much higher quality. Don’t trust your safety to an old tractor tube.

Why Choosing the Right Float Tube is Important

There are a wide variety of float tubes available for different types of activities. Choosing the correct style of tube is very important for safety out on the water. For example, you would not want to use a simple tube without safety features while fishing out on an open lake. Rugged construction is important when dealing with the possibility of hitting snags. Likewise, you would not want to purchase a heavy duty and bulky fishing tube for use in your backyard pool. The following information will run down some of the best tubes available for any occasion.

Intex River Run I Sport Lounge

Intex River Run I Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float, 53" Diameter
  • Have fun floating in the pool or at the lake with the Index River run I
  • Designed with a built-in backrest for easy cruising and a mesh bottom that keeps you cool
  • An all around grab rope is included for ease of use

This is a great all around float tube. It is extremely durable and made from quality materials. The size and design are simple enough for use in the pool with multiple cup holders and mesh bottom to keep cool. Its added features like heavy duty handles, backrest, large 53″ diameter, and grab rope allow you to float comfortably out on the open lake or in a slow river too.

PROS

  • Simple and comfortable design with multiple smart features.
  • Works in your backyard pool or out on a calm river.

CONS

  • No protective covering and not well suited for use on rough water or in rivers with potential snags.

Intex River Run II Sport Lounge

Intex 58837EP River Run II Sport Lounge, Inflatable Water Float,...
  • Designed with two lounges that are interconnected and a large built in cooler with lid, this lounge is perfect to float...
  • The built in backrests provide easy cruising and a mesh bottom keeps you cool
  • This fun lounger has five air chambers for added safety, and two built in cup holders to keep your refreshments nearby...

This durable tube is designed with two connected lounges and is the perfect tube for couples, friends, and large groups. It has all the same great features as the Intex River Run I and added features like a cooler to keep refreshments on hand, extra air chambers for safety, and the ability to connect it to other River Run float tubes if you are in a large group. It handles rough and calm water with ease. Many people like float tubing in groups and this is a great choice for keeping everyone together.

PROS

  • Two seats and a cooler for extra fun.
  • Perfect for a lazy day floating down the river.
  • Added safety features for increased weight load.

CONS

  • Not for single person use.

Sevylor Covered River Tube

Sevylor Inflatable SNO Tube Deluxe
  • Speedy inflatable snow tube with unique pear-shaped design
  • Elongated front end for more comfortable seating and added buoyancy
  • Made of cold weather-resistant PVC; smooth bottom for faster ride

This is another great all around tube that will last for many seasons. It is designed for heavy duty lake and river use with PVC construction, multiple air chambers, and nylon covering to prevent leaks and damage. This would work well on the longer trips down the river. It is also simple enough to work just as well in the backyard pool with its 47″ inch inflated diameter. Like the Intex River Run tubes, this has the ability to be connected to other Sevylor tubes and a cup holder to keep your drink close by. When the weather changes to cold some people even use this as a sled!

PROS

  • Lots of added safety features for extra durability.
  • Can withstand rougher water and situations.

CONS

  • It does not have as many comfort based features.

Classic Accessories Teton Float Tube

Classic Accessories Teton Inflatable Fishing Float Tube
  • Made of highest quality material;Manufacturer: Classic Accessories
  • Assembled size: 42.5 inch L 40 inch W 18.5 inch H
  • Classic Accessories teton float tube

This particular tube is a bit different than the first three tubes described. It is suited especially for fishing and other more intense outdoor activities with a rod holder, stripping apron and fish ruler, multiple zipping storage pockets, and D-rings for attaching other gear. The hydrodynamic hull shape allows for great steering and tracking. The heavy duty construction allows you to safely get to where boats cannot easily go. This provides a huge advantage for the serious fisherman.

PROS

  • Very heavy duty with lots of features geared towards the fisherman.
  • Good handling in open lakes and rougher water.

CONS

  • Not a great design for use in the backyard pool

Caddis Sports Nevada Float Tube

Caddis Sports Nevada Float Tube
  • 46"x20"x42"
  • Double Stitched on Critical Seams
  • Heavy duty rip stop material

This is another tube geared towards fishing and adventurous use. It has almost all of the same features as The Teton Float tube in a simple and sleek design. The outer shell of the tube is made with double-stitched rip stop nylon for added durability. It is lightweight and features carry handles for easy transportation. The U-shape design provides safety and stability in the open water and rivers. Fluorescent safety accents and a stabilizer bar round out this simple and well designed item.

PROS

  • Nylon cover and other added safety features for maximum durability.
  • Great for fishing and other more adventurous outdoor use.

CONS

  • 225 weight limit with gear.

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Gift Basket Ideas for Raffles

Looking for fundraising ideas? Specialized and themed gift baskets are the perfect product to include in your raffle. You want to find items that get people excited about your event and gift baskets will help accomplish that goal. Searching online for the right gift basket can be tiresome, so we have done all the work for you. You will find some of the most creative and best reviewed gift basket ideas for raffles. I assure you everyone will be buying up lots of tickets to try and win these great prizes. Below you will find a wide range of ideas to suit just about any taste and style. So without further ado, here are eleven different gift baskets.  These gift baskets will please everyone from the pampered lady to the most rugged outdoorsman, and just about everyone in between!

Spa in a Basket

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  • DELUXE EDITION: Most Beloved Pear, Now Larger bottles to last you longer! -6 Piece Collectible set of Rachelle Parker's...
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  • 100 % PURE. NO HARMFUL CHEMICALS. Enjoy your spa home treatment guilt free! Our products are never tested on animals &...

A great gift basket for the special ladies who love the finer things in life. Instead of taking an expensive trip to the spa, treat yourself to Rachelle Parker’s Pure gift baskets. This basket will provide an elegant trip to the spa, all in the comfort of your own home. Rejuvenate and refresh yourself after a long day of work with a relaxing bath using these high quality products. Exfoliate your skin and indulge in the cleansing power of these wonderful handmade, chemical free products. This classy gift baskets includes : Pear scented shower gel, bubble bath, body scrub, body lotion, bath salt, and a sisal sponge. Everything you need for your very own day at the spa. Elegant and beautifully put together, this basket is sure to be a show stopper!

The Man Can Gift Basket

The Man Can Gift Basket - Gift Basket for Men - Happy Birthday Gift...
  • The Man Can Gift Basket
  • A bestselling, 100% all natural skin care set for men.
  • (1) One Men's Birthday Gift Basket with assorted contents.

Men need a little pampering from time to time too, even if they don’t always admit it. This clever “Man Can” has a rugged feel and look that is sure to please even the most masculine of guys. This completely natural skin care set will soothe and replenish the toughest of skin. Rather than irritating your face after the morning shave like many cheap, commercial products, these items provide a clean and refreshing feel. Made in small batches, by hand at the Plum Island Soap Company in Massachusetts. This basket includes : Licorice scented Fisherman’s Scrub Soap, Heavy-Duty Hand Butter made with Olive and other essential oils, Spicy Shave Gel for the perfect shave, Bay Rum Oil Aftershave, and a sponge. Cleverly housed in a reusable paint can with a bottle opener.

Star Wars Gift Basket

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The force is with you in this Stars Wars themed basket. We definitely all know plenty of people who love Star Wars, young and old. It is the most successful movie franchise of all time, and for good reason. This creatively assembled basket features a wide range of Star Wars themed items that will be sure to cause excitement for your raffle. Housed in either a Teal or Blue basket and including a Darth Vader plush toy, multiple character action figures, coloring books and crayon set, various Star Wars themed candies from Jelly Belly and Pez, and much more! This basket would be great as a raffle prize at any children’s event, comic book convention, and much more. My son is looking over my back as I type this begging me to buy him one!

Healthy Gift Basket

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  • Keep them healthy with this generous arrangement, exclusively from GourmetGiftBaskets.com! Inside a classic woven...
  • Includes gourmet roasted peanuts, pretzel twists, strawberry banana trail mix, stoned wheat crackers, our exclusive Sea...
  • Keepsake basket with healthy treats is professionally shrink wrapped with a festive ribbon.

We are what we eat. Not all food based gift baskets have to be full of candy and sweets. This basket is packed full of a wide variety of tasty and nutritious snacks for health conscious individuals. Including various organic pretzels, nuts, crackers, popcorn, trail mix, dips, and bars. Eating healthy isn’t just a trend anymore, it’s an important lifestyle for many. Everyday we are becoming more aware of the incredible benefits associated with a healthy diet. This basket proves that eating well does not have to be boring and bland. Housed in a classic gift basket with a festive ribbon. A perfect raffle prize for farmers markets, health food stores, and much more.

Easter Themed Basket For Children

Hatchimals CollEGGtibles Easter Basket with 6 Hatchimals CollEGGtibles
  • MAKE EASTER MEMORABLE: Ombre eggs! Pastel colours! Exclusive characters! There’s so much hatchifun inside the Basket!...
  • Hatch your CollEGGtibles, then peel your egg down to the wavy line at the bottom! Throw away the top pieces and now you...
  • Inside the Basket are six exclusive Hatchimals CollEGGtibles and 8 nests! That means there’s room for more of your...

Believe it or not, Spring is hopping right around the corner! Easter just so happens to be one of the best holidays for themed gift baskets. You can’t go wrong with the choice of either a young girl or boy’s Easter basket. They are filled to the brim with lots of various cute toys, a coloring book, crayons, candy, crafts, and more. All housed in a woven, brightly colored colored, traditionally styled gift basket. Remember how excited you were to wake up on Easter Morning and start hunting for eggs filled with candy and toys? This basket will surely cause that same excitement in your raffle! This product is will have the kids begging their parents to buy more and more raffle tickets in hopes of winning.

A Taste of Italy Gift Basket

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  • This gift is filled with traditional Italian gourmet food including Amaretti del chiostro cookies, Colavita Penne Rigate...
  • Ciao Italia Cranberry and sesame cookies and savory rings with fennel seeds, avocado Italian milk chocolate bar and...

For the cook, foodie, and lover of the finer things in life. There is no need to spend a ton of money eating out when you can make your own gourmet Italian feast at home with this marvelous basket. Whether it’s date night or a family get together, this one is sure to impress. Pair this with a nice bottle of wine and you are set. Including only the highest quality, authentic Italian food products like : Bella Campagna pasta seasoning, Lazzaroni Amaretti di Saronno almond cookies, dried fruit and nut mix, garlic panetini, sea salt pasta chips, Bella Campagna whole mixed olives, Delverde Tagliatelle pasta and Laurieri Master Bakers bread sticks. This eye catching basket tastes just as good as it looks! A superb prize for wine tastings, art galleries, and any event seeking a touch of class.

Kona Hawaiian Coffee Sampler

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Who doesn’t love coffee? In my humble opinion the best way to begin your morning is with a nice hot cup of java. No need to spend all your hard earned money at your local gourmet coffee shop anymore. This attractive sampler includes 5 different blends of their most popular Kona Hawaiian coffees. These fabulous roasts were specifically selected by a group of the most discerning coffee drinkers. Offering a wide variety of flavor profiles that will surely please everyone, including the acclaimed Diamond Kings Reserve blend. Already ground and ready to make 60 cups of joe. This classy gift box works for any occasion. Drink up!

Ghirardelli Chocolate Gift Basket

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  • (3) 5.32 oz. Square Bags Dark & Raspberry Chocolate
  • Milk & Caramel, Mint & Dark Chocolate
  • (4) .53 oz. Square Chocolates

Do you have the winter blues? Give your sweet tooth a little love and boost your mood with this basket from the famous Ghiradelli Chocolates. You absolutely cannot go wrong with this gift basket. Containing a wide of variety of the highest quality chocolates and sweets like their Dark & Raspberry, Milk & Caramel, Mint & Dark; square chocolates, and the world famous Creamy Devotion and Dark & Caramel bars. The Ghiradelli Chocolate Company has been making gourmet sweets since 1852, one of the oldest in the United States. You don’t stay around that long unless you are making a great product. Everyone needs a little chocolate in their lives!

Beef Jerky Gift Box

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  • An Awesome Assortment of 5 Flavors of Jerky
  • Great Gift Idea for Guys!
  • Made in the U.S.A. - You should demand that the jerky you buy is made in America!

This sleek looking gift basket from Bricktown Jerky features 5 different varieties of their soft and tender beef jerky. I don’t know about you, but I don’t like my jerky to feel like I am chewing on a piece of rubber. This soft and tender jerky sample pack contains all of their best selling, classic flavors you love like : Original, Honey Pepper, Sweet BBQ, Teriyaki, Spicy. They even have a double the meat option, since we all know how hard it is to quit eating jerky once you start. An excellent prize for the guys. They will be fighting to take this home with them!

Gift Basket for People Who Love Gardening

Scuddles Garden Tools Set - 8 Piece Heavy Duty Gardening Kit With...
  • NEW AND IMPROVED GARDEN TOOLS SET: The Scuddles garden tool storage Kit is improved with anti rust stainless steel Heavy...
  • DOUBLE GAUGE COTTON GARDEN TOOL BAG TOTE: The Highly improved womens tool kit can also be Machine washed with the strong...
  • HEAVY DUTY TOOL CARRIER: The hand carry polyester organizer tote bag can be carry anywhere and can be washed easily. It...

It is just about time to start planning your garden for the upcoming season. This gift basket provides a wide range of products to help you relax after a hard day of working outside. Including the “Gardener’s Guide to Life” and “The Gardening Year” books to help expand your knowledge. You will also love their Sunflower scented hand wash and lotion to soothe your hands. Lastly, treat yourself to a few snacks at the end of the day like Meyer Lemon cookies, chocolate covered strawberries, and much more. Gardening is one of our oldest and favorite pastimes and this item is sure to cause excitement for your raffle.

Armchair Athlete Gift Basket

Catered Cravings Sweet and Salty Snacks Gift Basket (52 Count)
  • Great for College Final Exams, Miss You, and Birthday Gifts while away. Also a great Business Appreciation Gift. Perfect...
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  • Boxes will be consistent, you will get what you see and read. Includes a 6 quart Re-usable Snack Bin carefully packed...

Last, but not least we have this awesome TV shaped gift basket for all the sports lovers out there. This sports themed basket is full of various snacks for the big game. Including various sports themed baseball cookies, cheese, chocolate footballs, nuts, and plenty more. Don’t worry about going to the grocery store and cooking with this basket! Relax and enjoy the game. A great prize for kids, men, and women of all ages because everyone loves sports!

I hope this information has helped you identify some gift basket ideas for your next raffle. Make sure you check out our other fundraiser ideas.

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39 Amazing Housewarming Ideas

If you need some housewarming ideas, you have come to the right place. Moving into a new home often creates a mixture of emotions ranging from anxiety to excitement. Whether you know an individual or a couple who has recently moved into a new home or apartment, giving a gift can likely make things easier. Often people need new items such as household goods or décor to brighten up their new space.

Of course, it is often hard trying to pick out the perfect housewarming gift for someone. Fortunately, the housewarming gift ideas below can make your hunt for the perfect gift much easier. From gift baskets to housewarming party ideas, you can make moving into a new home both fun and happy for someone you know and love. Enjoy this list of housewarming ideas.

Housewarming Gift Ideas

Standard housewarming gifts can range from something useful to something that serves as a piece of décor. Each of the gift ideas listed below are sure to be a hit when offered up as a housewarming present.

1. Enkore Bar Set Accessories – Large Coaster 8 Pack

ENKORE Coasters For Drinks - Set of 6 with Holder, Black - Protect...
  • PROTECT YOUR BEAUTIFUL FURNITURE FROM WATER STAINS! Anyone who owns furniture knows how important drink coasters are...
  • DEEPER GROOVED PATTERNS ON BOTH SIDE PROTECT YOUR FURNITURE FROM EXCESS LIQUID FROM COLD BEVERAGE, Whiskey, Cocktail,...
  • TAKE YOUR DINNER PARTY OR OFFICE MEETING TO THE NEXT OF LEVEL OF INCREDIBLE! If you are planning an upcoming gathering,...

The Enkore Bar Set Accessories – Large Coasters 8 Pack comes in a stylish stainless steel holder that offers a sleek, modern appearance. The coasters are available in a variety of colors including black, coffee, cool gray, navy blue, and even rainbow. The color variety allows you to customize your gift to best suit the receiver based on their preferences.

The textured, grooved pattern of the coasters helps to protect furniture while also acting as a cool way to serve beverages. In fact, the coasters can act as a complimentary gift for a bar collection. Each eco-friendly silicone coaster offers a 4.3” diameter surface. Their size and texture make it possible for the coasters to accommodate mugs, glasses, and any other beverage holder while protecting countertops and wood surfaces.

2. Bamboo Cutting Board Gift Set

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Kitchen items are often the most commonly given housewarming gifts. Men and women both young and old can make good use of kitchen utensils, which is why they are a great and thoughtful gift to give. The Bamboo Cutting Board Gift Set with Best 3-Piece Kitchen and Cooking Utensils is one great example. The set is the perfect kitchen accessory for new homeowners or renters.

From chopping vegetables to slicing up a tender roast, the bamboo cutting board serves as a nice housewarming gift. It is durable and offers a chemical-free surface. Also, the cutting board is accompanied by a flat spatula, wide spoon, and a set of tongs, all of which are 12-inches long. Bamboo offers natural anti-bacterial properties, making this set a great go-to kitchen addition.

3. Cheese Board Set

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  • SLICE & SERVE IN STYLE Wood cutting board is the perfect surface for slicing cheese, as it won't dull blades or cause...
  • INTEGRATED MAGNET Slanted side with built-in magnet keeps serving tools upright for ease of use
  • COMPLETE SERVING SET Includes wood and stainless steel pointed and flat knife cheese tools for slicing and a two-prong...

Kitchen accessories seem to make the most popular housewarming gifts, and with good reason. When a person either buys or rents a new home, they often look to invite friends and family over to entertain them. Of course, the right kitchen accessories are required to entertain guests. For that reason, why not give the gift of a Cheese Board Set?

With a cheese board set, receivers can slice and serves a variety of cheese and crackers to guests for an easy, servable party item. The set comes with a 3-piece knife set along with 4 small cheese serving forks. There is also a porcelain dish that can hold condiments and sauces. The knife set includes a parmesan shaver and a hard cheese knife.

Each of the three items listed above can prove to be a useful gift in that they are both functional and affordable. The gifts are a wonderful choice for individuals or couples who need kitchen accessories. Of course, there are plenty of other housewarming gifts to consider besides traditional kitchen accessories.

Housewarming Gift Ideas for Couples

Help a couple you know that is moving into a new home by selecting just the right housewarming gift that is perfect for two. From keyholders to wine bottle accessories, there are so many options to choose from that any receiver will love. The items listed below all provide a functionality that the receivers will love to have in their new home.

4. Personalized Gift – Monogram Key Holder

The Personalized Gift – Monogram Key Holder is a great gift option for engagements, bridal showers, weddings, and as a housewarming present. When moving into a new home, things often become hectic. There are so many boxes to unpack and items to arrange. In the midst of all the madness and excitement, it is easy to lose things. Thanks to this gift, the receiving couple will not have to worry about losing their keys.

The key holder is handmade and comes in two different sizes, which includes 5×7 inches or 7×9 inches. Choose a black and white look or a warm wood look with black print. The keyholder suits just about any décor, making it the perfect accompaniment to any new home. Keep in mind that as this gift is handmade, there might be slight variations in the appearance of each keyholder ordered.

5. Two Peas in a Pod Magnetic Salt and Pepper Set

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  • Includes two (2) magnetic pea shakers and one (1) magnetic pod holder
  • Made of glazed and hand-painted ceramic
  • Cute, functional figural housewares that look great in any kitchen or dining room

The Two Peas in a Pod Magnetic Salt and Pepper Set is a cute, thoughtful, and functional housewarming gift. Present two people you love and care about with a salt and pepper set that represents them as a loving couple. Magnets keep the salt and pepper shakers in place when they are not in use. The adorable salt pepper shakers are green with pink, rosy cheeks. One appears male and the other appears female.

Many couples do not consider purchasing salt and pepper shakers for themselves. However, salt and pepper shakers can prove quite useful. Rather than setting out a store bought container of salt and pepper, impress guests with a matching salt and pepper shaker. The set also serves as a great conversation starter since everyone will be drawn to the cuteness of the two pea shaped shakers.

6. Vina 5 Pcs/set Deluxe Wine Accessory Gift Set

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  • Perfect exequisite gift for both men and women within a wine bottle
  • Wine tools are concealed inside the wine bottle shaped case
  • 5 piece accessory set with everything you need to pop open and enjoy your fine wine

One of the most common housewarming gifts individuals and couples receive is a bottle of alcohol. Typically, a person will gift a bottle of wine or champagne to someone who has recently moved into a new home. Rather than being part of the norm, why not give something that accommodates that common gift?

The Vina 5 Pcs/set Deluxe Wine Accessory Gift Set is a great gift giving idea for new homeowners, especially if they are wine lovers. The set comes with a corkscrew bottle opener, stopper, foil cutter, stopper, and a combo pourer stopper. The accessories come in a unique case shaped to look just like a wine bottle.  All the accessories are stainless steel to ensure quality and durability.

Overall, each of the gifts mentioned above are perfect for couples moving into a new home. Each gift offers some form of functionality that is useful to a new homeowner or renter. From organization to storage, the receivers will love the thought behind their newly received gift.

Housewarming Gift Basket Ideas

Sometimes individuals or couples moving into a new home have plenty of household accessories or décor and are not in need of anything more. In those instances, it can make finding a housewarming gift a difficult task. Fortunately, housewarming gifts baskets can solve that problem. Gift baskets are great for both individuals and couples. They are also relatively affordable and highly versatile. If you are looking for a gift basket to give as a housewarming gift, look no further than the suggestions below.

7. Welcome Home Gift Box

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  • Send the Welcome Home gift basket to welcome them home
  • Whether they've been gone a day or for years, and whether it's to a new home, from across town or around the world
  • Bring them home to a basket of goodies!

The Welcome Home Gift Box is a medium sized gift basket that comes in a package shaped like a house. The basket comes with a variety of tasty snack foods that are sure to please. 

The basket includes the following items:
  • Cookies with a Welcome Home theme
  • Stone wheat crackers
  • Chocolate mints in a Welcome Home themed bag
  • White cheddar popcorn
  • Sherwood strawberry wafer cookies
  • Werthers Original English toffee
  • Buttery pretzels
  • Sherwood strawberry wafer cookies
  • Port Salut cheese spread
  • Reisen chocolate caramel candies

With so many delectable snacks to choose from, the receiver of this gift basket is sure to appreciate the gesture. Also, the house shaped basket can be reused around the home as a nice piece of décor. In other words, this serves as both a delicious gift basket and a memorable decoration for a new home all-in-one.

8. Housewarming Gift Basket

Welcome Home Housewarming Gift Basket
  • This lovely gourmet gift assortment will create a warm welcome for your recipients.
  • Inside this delightful assortment your recipients will be surprised to find smoked Gouda cheese Spread, Godiva chocolate...
  • Bacon and Cheddar cheese Spread, Wafer cookies filled with hazelnut, Chocolate caramels

Welcome someone into the neighborhood or help theme celebrate the keys to their new home with the New Home Housewarming Gift Basket. The basket comes in an elegantly packaged gift box featuring the words “Home Sweet Home.” It comes packed with a selection of goodies that any new homeowner or renter is sure to enjoy. All goodies inside the basket come handpicked to ensure quality and satisfaction.

Items within the gift basket include:
  • Gourmet coffee
  • Gourmet tea
  • Cookies
  • Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Jams
  • Biscotti
  • Buttery pretzels
  • Crème de Pirouline

After packing the basket chock full of yummy goodies, it is then shrink wrapped so that it is ready for gift giving. There is no need to arrange the goodies in the basket yourself. The basket is available pre-arranged for your convenience. All you must do is hand it over to the receiver if you can part with the deliciousness of what is inside the basket. There is an assortment of basket sizes to choose from, allowing you to customize your order to suit an individual, a couple, or even a family.

9. Gift Basket Village Housewarming Gift Basket for New Homeowners

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  • CLASSY AND DELICIOUS - Features a beautiful, durable fruit bowl, made of bronze and seagrass, that will be enjoyed in...
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  • GREAT CLOSING GIFT - A great idea for realtor gifts when you don't know the home buyers all that well

Almost nothing beats the Gift Basket Village Housewarming Gift Basket for New Homeowners. It serves as both a gift basket overflowing with goodies as well as a beautiful, functional fruit bowl. Essentially, this gift basket allows you to present two gifts in one to a new homeowner or renter. Each gift basket comes hand crafted in the United States. Each one also features a welcoming theme that celebrates the excitement of moving into a new home.

The basket comes full of the following assortment of goodies:
  • Apple cinnamon tea (in a beautiful tea house)
  • Roasted salted pistachios
  • Gourmet cheese
  • An herb garden pick
  • Knuckle (creamy array of popcorn, white fudge, and almonds)
  • Assorted Danish butter cookies (in a collector’s tin)
  • Gourmet crackers
  • A home journal
  • Gourmet Dutch Cocoa
  • RC Snake (mixture of popcorn, white fudge, and tart cranberries)

The fruit bowl is made from a combination of a highly durable bronzed metal bass and woven sea grass. The receiver of this basket is sure to find the treats inside a tasty surprise while the fruit bowl will serve as a useful household addition.

Each gift basket mentioned offers several benefits. You can choose your basket based on the contents, its functionality, or even the appearance. Either way, the person receiving any of the baskets mentioned above is sure to love your thoughtful housewarming gift.

Housewarming Invitation Ideas

One great way to celebrate moving into a new home is to house a housewarming party. Plenty of people would love to congratulate the new homeowner by presenting a housewarming gift. If you have struggled to find the perfect gift, you could always opt to host a housewarming party instead.

The individual, couple, or family you host the party for is sure to appreciate the gesture. Also, they are likely to receive plenty of useful gifts that they may need and want. Of course, if you are going to host a party like that, you need the right housewarming invitations to send out.

10. Watercolor Design Wreath Happy Housewarming Fill-in Invitations

For a simple, yet gorgeous design, opt for the Watercolor Design Wreath Happy House Warming Fill-in Invitations. This pack of 10 invitations features a cheerful and colorful looking watercolor floral wreath. In the center of the wreath hangs a sign that says “Welcome.” Each invitation comes in a 4.5×6.25 size, all of which come printed on 80 lb. cover stock.

The invitations come with their own envelopes so you do not have to worry about spending additional money. Beneath the wreath and welcome sign, you will find the words “Join us for a House Warming,” along with several blank spaces. Each blank space has a label that allows you to fill in date, time, address, details, name, and RSVP.

11. Heart New Home Housewarming Party Personalized Invitations

Heart New Home Housewarming Party Personalized Invitations
  • size - approx 5.9 inches x 4 inches. Professionally printed personalized invitations & envelopes. Printed one side,...
  • You can specify all of the text so any invitation / card can be adapted for any occasion.
  • You can email us at info@redheartprint.com - please remember to include your name and order number in your email. Or you...

The Heart New Home Housewarming Party Personalized Invitations feature a beautiful blue heart design. The Heart is made up of a collection of different houses to add to the uniqueness of this invitation. It comes in a standard A6 size and is accompanied by free envelopes. Personalized wording and artwork is all digitally printed on one side of this postcard style invitation.

Invite guests to a housewarming party by ordering various quantities of invitations. You can order as little as 10 invitation or as many as 200. The invitations are available on premium satin 350gsm card stock. When ordering the invitations, make sure to include a name, address, date, and an RSVP contact. Guests are sure to love the adorable and creative design that clearly emphasizes the fun and delight of moving into a new home.

12. House Warming Fill-in Invitations Red Door

It is often said that a red door is symbolic of welcoming and positive energy. Red is also a symbol of happiness and good luck. That is why the House Warming Fill-in Invitations Red Door – 10 Pack are the perfect choice. Each invitation features a digitally printed picture of a red door with the words, “Join Us for a House Warming.” A black sign that says “Welcome” hangs from the door.

The invitation features fill-in the blank lines for names, dates, address, details, and RSVP information. Each 4.9.25 invitation comes printed on 80lb. card stock. They also come with free envelopes. Order as many quantities of 10 as you need to ensure that every guest gets an invite. There is almost no better gift to give than hosting a house warming party for someone who has just moved into a new home.

No matter which invitation you choose of the three listed above, they are sure to be a hit. Each one offers a darling theme that celebrates new home ownership. Considering that you can personalize each one, there is almost no way you can go wrong no matter your selection. The new homeowner or homeowners will love your gesture of thoughtful kindness.

Housewarming Gift Ideas for Family

It may seem like finding a housewarming gift for an individual or a couple is tough enough, but try finding something for an entire family. In truth, it is often difficult to find something that congratulates every member of the family on new home ownership. Fortunately, each of the gifts below serves as a wonderful choice that every family member is sure to enjoy.

13. Architectural Letters Family Name Sign

Present the family with a stylish picture they can hang on the wall featuring their last name in architectural lettering. The picture features various photos of architectural points of interest. Each point of interest looks like a letter of the alphabet. When placed together, they can spell out any word of your choice.

The Architectural Letters Family Name Sign pays tribute to each member of the family. It comes printed in an unframed 10×20 size. Beneath the last name is the phrase, “Families Are Forever.” It is a great way to welcome every member of the family into their new home. Keep in mind that there are several different architectural styles to choose from for each letter. You will have the opportunity to proof the final copy for approval so that it matches the style you want.

14. Key Holder Personalized Housewarming Gift

The Key Holder Personalized Housewarming Gift is yet another gift that is great for the entire family. It represents the family as a whole by featuring their surname and the year of the family’s establishment. For instance, the sign can say, “The Smiths,” with the year the parents were married. For instance, if a couple married in 2010, the keyholder would say, “Established 2010.”

The key holder features four hooks to hang the keys to a car, garage, shed, or to the family’s new home, of course. The personalized key holder sign is 11×5 inches and comes in six different colors. You can choose black with white wording, white with black wording, blue with white wording, and more. Considering that it is customizable, you can choose a key holder that best suits the theme of the home and the family that is to receive your housewarming gift.

15. Adeco Metal Wall Hanging Family Tree Picture Photo Frame

Adeco 7 Openings Decorative Black Metal Family Tree Picture Photo...
  • Materials: Metal, Glass; Black Color with Rustic Finish
  • Spec: Holds 4(4*6")+3(4*6") Images; Overall Size: 30.5*0.5*34.5"H
  • Features: Unique "family tree" Style

Many people offer picture frames as a gift to an entire family. The reason being is that families like to feature photos of one another throughout the house for all to see. Presenting a family with a unique picture frame is a way to celebrate them as a whole as well as their new home. Of course, a standard picture frame just won’t do.

Instead, opt for the Adeco Metal Wall Hanging Family Tree Picture Photo Frame. It is an excellent choice as it can accommodate families both large and small. The metal picture frame comes in the shape of a tree and features various openings for pictures. Openings accommodate either 4×4 or 4×6 pictures of memorable family moments. The design of the tree differs depending on how many openings you choose.

You can opt for a frame that holds 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or even 9 different photos. For a smaller family just starting out, the frame featuring 4 openings is a nice choice. For a larger family, opt to give them the tree with 9 photo openings. The bronzed metal frame is available in black and features a rustic finish. The frame creates a visual impact that is sure to capture the attention of anyone who visits the family’s new home.

No matter which family housewarming gift you opt to buy, the family is sure to thank you. Each one celebrates the entire family and the fact that they have acquired a new home to call theirs. Each of the family gift items mentioned are sure to accommodate a different budget range, making it possible for you to buy a housewarming gift that is meaningful and affordable.

Housewarming Gift Ideas for Men

Perhaps you know a man who has just acquired a new home. Finding a housewarming gift that is suitable for a man may seem like a daunting task. They are not often as worried about household décor and fancy cutting boards. Fortunately, men are rather easy to please, particularly if you know their personality. The gifts below are sure to make any man happy.

16. To Do List Wake Up Drink Coffee Funny Quote Coffee Mug

Do not overthink your gift or it will stress you out. If the receiver has a sense of humor, the To Do list Wake Up Drink Coffee Funny Quote Coffee Mug is a good option. The mug highlights a man’s to-do list for the day.

Your male friend is sure to laugh at the hilarious and thoughtful gift.

Although a mug may not seem like much, any man moving into a new home is sure to appreciate receiving a new coffee mug so he can enjoy his coffee while unpacking. This gift is an optimal choice for any male coffee lover. It is also an affordable gift that can accommodate a tight budget if need be.

17. USA Tapestry Flag Décor by Ambesonne

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Perhaps you know a man who has recently acquired a home that is a proud U.S. resident. Perhaps that man served in the military. Either way, he is sure to love the USA Tapestry Flag Décor by Ambesonne. The silky satin polyester material offers the look of retro worn wood to create a stunning visual display. Any proud new homeowner and former military member can add this to their home.

You can purchase either a 40×60-inch tapestry or a 60×80-inch tapestry. If a flag does not seem suitable for the receiver of this gift, you have other options available. For instance, there is a wilderness one that is awesome for a man who enjoys nature, hunting, or anything that has to do with the wild. There are also various scenic tapestries featuring cityscapes and landscapes.

18. Culina BBQ 18 PCS Stainless Steel in Elegant Aluminum Stow Case

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Ask any man and they will tell you that grilling food is an enjoyable activity. It would almost seem that most men are born with the natural ability to grill burgers, brats, and steaks to absolute perfection. That is why the Culina BBQ 18 PCS Stainless Steel in Elegant Aluminum Stow Case is one of the best housewarming gifts.

The BBQ set features the following BBQ accessories:
  • Large spatula
  • 15” kitchen knife
  • Steak knife
  • Cleaning brush
  • Tongs
  • Two prong fork
  • Silicon basting brash

The Culina set is a wonderful choice for men who enjoy time spent in front of the grill with friends and family. Perhaps the receiver can even use their new BBQ set to grill up some food for guests who attend their housewarming gathering. Celebrate the tradition of man and the fact that your friend has just moved into a new home by presenting them with this thoughtful housewarming gift.

The three gifts mentioned above can make finding a housewarming gift for a man much easier. Rather than stressing and trying to find just the right gift, select one of the options above. Each one is sure to be a hit with any man that you know. Although they may not serve as traditional housewarming gifts, they are definitely something any man would appreciate.

Housewarming Gift Ideas for Women

Finding a housewarming gift that is suitable for a woman is also difficult. Not so much because it is hard to find something. Instead, there are so many options available that it might be hard to narrow your choice down to just one. Fortunately, the housewarming gifts listed below can take the stress and anxiety out of your harrowing search.

19. The Modern Transcend Clear Glass Oil Lamp Gift Set

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When it comes to housewarming presents, people will present a new homeowner with everything from kitchen accessories to household décor, including candles. Scented candles in jars are great, of course, but they are also quite common. Rather than going the traditional route, celebrate her uniqueness and the keys to her new home with a oil lamp.

The Modern Transcend Clear Glass Oil Lamp Gift Set features an oil candle that seems to float within the glass hurricane candle holder. The two-piece, hand-blown gift set comes with both the hurricane candle holder and a paraffin oil lamp. The receiver can customize the look of the lamp using Firefly Candle Dye or a variety of assorted décor.

For instance, the space beneath the lamp can be decorated with seashells, fake florals, colored glass beads, and more. With her creative approach, she can create an oil lamp that best suits her personality and style. Even better, she can create a lamp that suits the style and theme of her new home.

20. What Night? Funny Wine Glass

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If you know a woman who has both a love of wine and a sense of humor, present her with the What Night? Funny Wine Glass. The 13-oz. glass features three lines. At the bottom, the line reads, “Good Night.” In the middle, the line says, “Great Night.” At the top, of course, the line reads, “What Night?” The glass provides a great housewarming present to any woman. She can even use her wine glass while she’s celebrating with friends and family at her housewarming party.

Wine glasses come packaged in a highly durable white gift box packed with bubble wrap for padding and protection. You can either opt to present the present to the receiver yourself or you can have it sent directly to her. Aside from the fact that it is a unique housewarming present, it is also something that you will find quite affordable, particularly if you are on a tight budget.

21. Bath Bomb Gift Set USA

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If you have ever moved into a new home, you know how exciting and nerve wracking the experience can be. While it is exciting to acquire the keys to a new space, it is daunting trying to unpack and organize everything. Once you get through all the boxes, all you want to do is kick back, relax, and enjoy your new space. That is why the Bath Bomb Gift Set USA is a terrific housewarming gift choice for any woman.

The vegan, organic bath bombs feature all-natural ingredients such as shea and cocoa, both of which help soothe dry, irritated skin. Invite the new homeowner to relax after she has finished unpacking by soaking in a tub complete with her new bath bomb gift set. 

The BBQ set features the following BBQ accessories:
  • Yoga Surprise (Lemon, Orange, Lime, Bergamot)
  • Pink Energizing Grapefruit
  • Sinus Congestion Relief (Lavender, Pine, Cypress, Peppermint, Eucalyptus)
  • Garden of the Gods (Lavender, Geranium, Lime)
  • Vanilla Surprise
  • Stressed Moms (Lavender, Ylang, Marjoram)

Each fun and fragrant bath bomb will leave her feeling relaxed so she can finally enjoy the surrounding space of her new home.

No matter which housewarming gift you choose for her, she is sure to love it. Each one celebrates her as an individual and as a new homeowner in a unique and thoughtful way.

Housewarming Decoration Ideas

When you absolutely cannot think of anything functional to give as a housewarming present, it is always safe to opt for household décor. Decorations can brighten up any new home. When someone you know moves into a new home, it is likely that they have nothing more than bare walls and surfaces to stare at. You can help them spruce up the place by presenting them with some decorations that will dress up the walls and surfaces create visual appeal.

22. Teapot Trivet – Black Cast Iron – for Kitchen & Dining Table

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The Teapot Trivet – Black Cast Iron – for Kitchen & Dining Table can serves as a nice piece of décor for kitchen and dining room surfaces. It is also a function piece of décor in that it can protect dining tables and counters from the heat of a hot mug or pan. The trivet has rubber feet so that it does not scratch the wood surface of your tables or the granite or quartz of your counters.

The heavy-duty cast iron supports hot pans, heavy pressure cookers, and other hot and heavy object. It can also be used as a coaster for cups, mugs, and glass bottles. Place the trivet underneath a potted plant or opt to hang it on the wall as a piece of artwork in the kitchen or dining room. This versatile item is sure to be a hit choice when you present it to the receiver as a housewarming gift.

23. Heartful Home Décor Ball Mason Jar Wall Sconces

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Celebrate moving into a new home with unique and rustic décor like the Heartful Home Décor Ball Mason Jar Wall Sconces. The set of two sconces features a Ball Mason jar mounted on a rustic wooden plaque. The sconces can accommodate flowers, candles, seashells, and various other items. Overall, they help decorate bare walls so they have a nice visual appeal.

Part of what makes these sconces a great housewarming gift for any woman is that they are extremely affordable. The combination of honey colored wood and the clear glass jars create ambient lighting in any space. They serve as versatile decorations that work well in any room of a new home. Fill them with colored sand and a votive or place fresh cut flowers in them for an enticing scent that fills the room.

24. Sitting French Chef Pierre Glass Salt and Pepper Shaker Set

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Salt and pepper shakers are a great gift, especially when it comes to the Sitting French Chef Pierre Glass Salt and Pepper Shaker Set. Aside from serving as a functional accessory, the adorable French Chef holder makes for a nice piece of décor for a countertop or table. Pay homage to a new homeowner’s culinary skills by presenting them with this as a housewarming gift.

The handcrafted salt and pepper shaker holder is made from cold cast resin. The piece features a plump and cheerful looking French chef who holds a salt shaker in one hand and a pepper shaker in the other. Since each salt and pepper shaker holder is hand crafted, the appearance of each may vary slightly. Overall, though, the woman whom you give this gift to is sure to fall in love with it.

Each of the three gifts mentioned above are wonderful decoration pieces for any new home. Aside from providing décor, each gift mentioned also offers some form of functionality. The trivet supports hot pans and mugs, the sconces provide lighting, and the salt and pepper shakers help spice up foods. No matter which gift you choose, you will find that each of them will be well received.

Housewarming Party Ideas

Now that you have a general idea of what gifts to buy for a housewarming gathering, it is time to consider exactly how to host one for a friend. Putting together a housewarming party can seem rather hectic if you have no idea where to start. However, if you manage to pull it off successfully, you can become a true lifesaver. The new homeowner will thank you for your efforts. Luckily for you, the housewarming party ideas listed below will help you pull everything together effortlessly.

25. Opt for a Theme

Themed parties are always a hit, even when it comes to a housewarming party. If the person who just acquired a new home is into animated films, you could always choose an Up style theme from the Disney movie, Up. For a centerpiece, choose a porcelain Victorian style house and attach balloons to it. Another option would be to select a theme that centers around the type of food you plan to serve.

For instance, if you are going to serve Mexican, hand everyone Mexican fiesta hats and decorate the home with festive Mexican décor and banners. Other housewarming party themes can center on movies or games. Select movies that guests will enjoy watching or games that everyone can enjoy playing. Make sure the theme is rated properly based on the age of the guests in attendance. If there are going to be kids around, make sure to keep everything PG.

26. Hand Out Party Favors

Party favors are a great way to say thank you to guests for showing up. Not only are you thanking them for attending the housewarming, you are also thanking them for their gift. When handing out party favors, you can keep it sweet and simple. If you are working with a limited budget, considering providing baked goods as a party favor.

Dollar Stores often have affordable favors you can give to guests as a favor, such as candles or lotions. As an added tip, make sure to attach a tag to the gifts featuring the new homeowner’s address. Everyone will want to make sure they have the new address on hand to update their contact list. If there will be a lot of people in attendance, it might not be possible to buy a favor for everyone.

For larger parties, host games and award the winner of the game a small favor or gift. Favors provide guests with keepsakes that remind them of the fun gathering. Although housewarming parties are all about providing the new homeowner a gift, it is special to provide your guests with something, too.

27. Provide a Playlist

Music is often a must for any party, including a housewarming party. Music playing in the background helps liven up those quiet moments. Make sure you do not play the music too loud. Guests shouldn’t have to shout over the tunes to talk to one another. Also, the last thing you want to do is upset any new neighbors by hosting a loud, boisterous party.

Ask guests for input as far as what music they would like to hear. Again, if there will be kids in attendance, make sure to keep things kid-friendly. Avoid playing any vulgar or otherwise inappropriate music. Classic rock is often a hit among middle-aged crowds whereas fun pop music is great for a younger crowd.

28. Consider Your Guest List

Although you are likely to invite people that the new homeowner knows, consider inviting new neighbors, too. The guest of honor, who is also the new homeowner, will appreciate the chance to meet new neighbors. Moving to a new area is often scary simply because it takes time to get to know new people. Meeting neighbors through a housewarming party is a great way to break the ice.

By following the tips listed above, it is entirely possible to throw a fabulous housewarming party that is sure to be a hit. Try combining each of the ideas listed to ensure that everyone has a good time, including the guest of honor.

Housewarming Menu Ideas

Perhaps the most important part of throwing a housewarming party is ensuring that everyone has plenty to eat. Without food, grumbling, hungry stomachs are sure to send guests out the door within a short amount of time. Of course, if you have never hosted a housewarming party before, or any party, it might be hard to create a menu. The menu ideas below can make your life much simpler.

29. Finger Foods

You do not have to provide an elaborate three course meal for your guests. Unless you are hosting a small housewarming gathering, it is better to stick to something simple and affordable like finger foods. Little weenies cooked in a slower cooker with barbecue sauce and served on a tray with toothpicks is just one idea.

You can also serve crackers with cheese and meat, cheese spreads, fruit with fruit spreads, or loaded potato skins. Finger foods are almost always a hit because they are affordable, easy to make, and less of a mess than a full meal. Deviled eggs are another great finger food item that people often enjoy eating. Some other ideas include chips with dip and fried pickles with dip.

30. Sandwiches

Sandwiches are also easy and affordable. You can opt for either premade sandwiches or allow each person to select their own meats and cheese by featuring a meat and cheese tray. Make sure to have plenty of condiments on hand ranging from mayo to mustard and everything in between. Some places will provide condiments for you, such as onions, lettuce, and tomato.

Accommodate your sandwiches with sides like potato salad, macaroni salad, and chips. You will find that guests will easily enjoy each of these food items. Also, sandwiches are usually not messy and pretty easy to eat by both adults and children. As the host of a housewarming party, you are going to have little to no time to cook a gigantic meal. Therefore, ordering sandwich items from a local grocer or caterer is your best option.

31. Tacos

Tacos are both fun and easy to make. For instance, you can set up a taco bar in which each person will have the chance to create their own tacos. Set up the bar so it has salsa, sour cream, nacho cheese, nacho chips, jalapeno slices, diced up tomatoes, shredded lettuce, taco meat, soft shell tacos, and hard shell tacos.

Keep in mind that tacos are usually messy, which means there might be a lot of clean up involved. You can also create an American bar, which features tater tots wrapped in bacon, turkey pinwheels, ham and cheese sliders, and bacon cheeseburger meatballs. To make bacon cheeseburger meatballs, all you need is meatballs with a piece of cheese melted over each one. Stick the meatball on a skewer followed by crispy pieces of bacon, lettuce, and a cherry tomato.

32. Meal Options

If you know that the gathering for a housewarming party is going to be smaller, a full meal is not a horrible idea. For instance, if the gathering is just going to consist of select friends and family, you can opt to create an easy lunch of dinner meal to satisfy everybody’s hunger. Of course, that does not mean that you need to cook.

You can always order pizza and breadsticks accompanied by salad and soft drinks. If you would rather cook, opt for a meal that is easy to make and budget friendly, like pasta. Spaghetti and meatballs is always a big hit and it won’t leave you stranded in the kitchen for hours on end. Serve the spaghetti with rolls or breadsticks on the side, a nice salad, and perhaps some wine to toast in celebration to the new homeowner.

33. Beverages

You should always make sure you provide beverages for your guests. It is standard to offer water, coffee, and tea, so those three are a must. It will be up to you if you to decide if you have the budget for anything additional, like soft drinks. If you opt to buy soft drinks, make sure you purchase both diet and non-diet soda to accommodate different dietary needs. If alcohol is allowed, it is better to ask everyone to bring their own since alcohol can be quite pricey when buying for a larger group.

Another beverage option is to create punch using a carbonated beverage and ice cream. You can find many different punch recipes online, all of which are easy to make. Ensure that you have enough to refill the punch bowl when necessary. You will find that thirsty guests can empty a punch bowl rather quickly. Provide plenty of cups to go around. Keep in mind that a guest may lose their cup so it is always best to have extras.

The tips above can help you create a menu that is sure to please everyone. However, you may have to take a few things into consideration when creating menu for a housewarming party. For example, you should collect information from your guests with regard to dietary needs.

Find out if anyone in attendance is allergic to any foods such as dairy or nut products. You should also find out if anyone requires gluten-free foods or vegetarian and vegan options. Make sure accommodate those guests properly.

Housewarming Game Ideas

What is a party without a little fun and games thrown into the mix? Games are a great way to pass the time and get everyone involved in a lively activity. Games are also a great way to ensure no one feels left out on the fun. Sometimes, if guests do not know one another, it can create a certain sense of awkwardness. Playing games allows all guests to open up and enjoy each the company of all in attendance.

34. Unscramble the House

This game is relatively easy and guests of any age can play it together. Select different items from around the house such as a window, curtain, or a refrigerator. Scramble the letters of each word and print them out in a list. Have each guest unscramble the letter to see how many people can guess the words correctly. To add to the fun, have a timer on hand. Whoever unscrambles the most word before the timer runs out wins the game.

35. Neighborhood Trivia

If the new homeowner has moved to a new neighborhood, city, or state, you can create a trivia game around that. Look up different fun facts about the homeowner’s new location. Host a trivia tournament featuring the fun facts you learned about. To make things easier, you can present statements about the neighborhood and have everyone guess if the statements are true or false.

36. The Memory Game

For this game, select a room in the house. Have each guest enter that room and allow them to inspect the room for one minute. After that minute is up, ask guests to exit into another room. Ask your guests to write down as much as they can remember in terms of details of the room. The person who writes down the most accurate details is the winner of the game.

37. The Price is Right

What better way to celebrate moving into a new home than by playing a game that has everything to do with household items? The Price is Right is a great game to play. Hand each person a list of items such as dish soap, laundry detergent, toothpaste, bleach, and other important household items. Ask guests to write down the price of each item. Whoever comes closest to the most accurate total wins the game.

38. Household Bingo

Create a BINGO card in which you list household items under each letter. Such as a blender, toaster oven, stand mixer, or a mixing bowl under the letter B. Write each of the items down on strips of paper and fold them in half. Place the folded strips of paper in a hat and pick them at random. The first person to hit BINGO based on the items selected is the winner.

39. Spicy

Spicy is a fun game that allows guests to test their culinary knowledge. Make sure you have quite a few spices and plastic spoons available to play this game. Place a different spice in each spoon. Have guests look at and smell the spices, but no one is to taste them. After smelling and inspecting the spices, have guests guess which spice is which. The person who guesses the most spices correctly is the culinary genius.

40. Good Old Fashioned Board Game

While unique party games are fun, sometimes nothing beats a good old fashioned board game. Considering that this is a housewarming party, Monopoly might be a great choice. The classic real estate game goes with the theme of the party. Guests can pair off into teams with one another so that everyone can get involved in some way or another.

Everything mentioned above from the gift ideas to the actual housewarming party ideas are sure to create plenty of fun and excitement. Not only are you now armed with just the right gift to buy, but now you also know just how to host the perfect housewarming party.

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