1. Just tell them? 2. Tell them "It's SO hot! Let's go for a swim!" And drive them to the new house? Just us and the kids. 3. Tell them we are attending a pool party and have all their friends there? Any suggestions to make this an unforgettable experience?? When we sold our old house (pics of the new and old one in the "Good news we are in escrow thread) we moved from a 5000+ home to a lease house that is 1950 sf. (Yes I have furniture to furnish three homes in my garage and storage...) A drastic change for them but a humbling one as well. I want them to appreciate this new house and to have great memories in it. Help me introduce them to it!