Post # 1
Hello all! We just got married in December and are looking at having a housewarming party for our new house we are moving into in February. Is it tacky to have a housewarming party in March after we’ve moved and settled in?
Post # 3
no! that seems like good timing to me!
Post # 4
@cmlisenk: Can you have a party and not call it a housewarming? I assume the reason behind the party is to show everyone your new place and celebrate the big move, but you can do both of those things by having a superbowl party, St. Patrick’s Day party, regular dinner party, board game night…the possibilities are endless.
A housewarming party is usually seen as a gift giving occasion and since you just had a huge gift giving occasion, it may rub people the wrong way. (I wouldn’t get you a gift, but I would still show up)
Post # 5
@thenewmrsmax: i agree with this.
i don’t think the purpose of housewarmings should be for gift grabbing. but i think if you host a party, make some food and invite all your friends and family, it will still be a great time.
Post # 6
@cmlisenk: I think if you had a party in which you hosted (some food and drink–even if just apps) and made it clear you don’t want gifts it would be fine. Given you just had your wedding, some people may be a little bit tapped out on gift giving.
We are having our home built and it will be done in late July/August (around our 1 year marriage anniversary). We are planning on doing a summer bbq to invite people over. We are not calling it a housewarming and we are not expecting gifts. We will probably send out invites that say, “Come celebrate our big move with us” or something like that.
Or we might do invites similar to this
Post # 7
I would do an open house stlye, where it sounds less like you are asking for gifts. We just bought a house in December and are looking to do a housewarming in March, but we are married and still have plenty of house things so it will be an open house to more show off the house, then seem like a gift wanting occasion, even though there has been enough time between my shower and wedding and now.