Having a going away party is a great way to get together with your favorite people before your big move away from Ottawa. It is important to have the chance to tell everyone goodbye and create a few last great memories. With the stress of moving and the emotions that come with going away, planning a party may be the last thing on your list of priorities. Even though you have a lot going on, before the movers arrive at your Ottawa residence, take the time to relax and have a good time. Here are some things you can do to host a fun moving away party before you relocate.
- Pot Luck
You are in the middle of packing and moving, you do not want to have to cook a huge dinner or clean the mess that comes with preparing a meal for a lot of people. Having each of your guests bring their favorite dish to share is a great way to decrease your workload while also having plenty of great food at your moving away party. When you invite your friends and family, let them know to bring a dish. You provide the cups, plates, bowls, utensils and drinks — and cook the crowd favorite one last time.
- Get Contact Info
Be sure to collect phone numbers, addresses and social media pages from all your friends and family members at your going away party. Keeping in touch with your favorite people is important. They can still provide you with a strong support system, even if you are moving half a world away from Ottawa. Have an address book laid out in a specified area where your guests will see, such as by the door or near the serving table. This will help insure that everyone signs the book and leaves their information.
- Make a Video
Video messages are great for days when you are feeling a bit homesick and missing your friends and family. Have someone take a video camera around the party and allow each of your guests to give you some encouraging words or retell a short story about your time together. This will be a recording that you cherish for years to come.
- Disposable Cameras
Let your friends and family be the photographers at your moving away party and capture the event with disposable cameras. These cameras are inexpensive and fun to use. When they are developed, you will find many humorous pictures of all your favorite people from Ottawa. These images are great for scrapbooks and photo albums documenting your time in the area.
- Decorate with Memories
Use photos of your best friends and family members or favorite places to decorate the event. You can hang these images from the strings of balloons, pin them to a big wall poster or create beautiful centerpieces that tell the story of your time in Ottawa.
Moving away can be stressful. It is hard to say goodbye to friends and family members, even if you are only moving a short distance away. To make your move easier, consider hiring a professional moving company such as Total Move Management. For more information, visit our TMM Moving Services page.