Yesterday was the official first day of owning our new home, so to break it in, we popped champagne with our Chicago family – and broke some bubbly, too. Not long after our closing day, Scott suggested that we smash a bottle of champagne to christen the house for good luck; à la Kate Middleton, naturally. The practice is rooted in tradition and typically tied to big, fancy ships, but once we got the idea in our heads, well, there’s no going back.
While we were breaking things in – literally – I was overly excited to wear my new worker’s gloves for the first time (safety first!). The gloves, just like the house (and my shirt and shoes), were doused in champagne – something we imagine can only mean good fortune. Good things to come!
I’d be amiss not to mention that it took me four tries to finally break that bottle (thickest glass in the world, I tell you!), but through a stroke of luck, my girl P captured the most important swing:
We can’t think of a better way to have spent our first day of new home ownership – surrounded by our best friends, toasting the night with pizza delivered to our front porch, lounging on blankets and lawn chairs, laughing a little too loud and getting tipsy – as one does when champagne is involved.
How did you break in your home?
Photos of the champagne smashing taken by the fabulous Renee.