You deserve to have an awesome housewarming party in your new Beacon Hill condo with great friends, food, and booze. However, this party will christen your new place and set the tone of future festivities, so you want to make sure it doesn’t go down in infamy. Use the following dos and don’ts to ensure your bash is one to remember for all the right reasons.

Do: Invite Neighbors

It’s a party. If it’s not loud, you’re not doing it right. Inviting your neighbors beforehand will give you some leniency throughout the night. Don’t spring it on them in the elevator, either. Swing by their place with a small treat (homemade brownies, a good IPA, etc.) and some decent earplugs. Whether or not they come, it’s the thought that counts.

Do: Reserve a Communal Space

If your neighbors aren’t playing nice or your new loft simply isn’t big enough to accommodate everyone, reserve the communal space in your building. You can take small groups of people to see your new place throughout the evening, or host a small after party once the crowd thins out.

Do: Relax

Some things may get wet or dirty—that’s part of having a party. Don’t worry about a few spills or crumbs on the ground. Unless someone is being overly destructive, simply allow the party to take its course and clean in the morning.

Don’t: Forget to Review Building Rules

You’re new to the building (maybe it’s your first time buying Boston Beacon Hill condo) and might not know which rules are strictly enforced or which security guards will let little things go. If you’ve gotten to know your neighbors, you can discreetly ask them for helpful tips. However, before you even plan a party, check on regulations for things like noise levels and capacity restrictions.

Don’t: Ignore Security Guards

Speaking of security guards, build a friendly relationship with your on-site security guards. Establishing yourself as a polite and respectful resident will help when handling any warnings or complaints during the party (and well beyond).

Don’t: Think the Party Itself is Enough

If you’ve thrown a party before (and we hope you have), you know just having a party isn’t enough. Take the time to enhance the atmosphere with special lighting, cool table pieces, and quirky cups and stir sticks, throw a few fun party games out because you never know, and keep an eye on food, alcohol, and ice supplies. Nothing kills a good party faster than bored partygoers or empty liquor bottles.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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