(Closed) Housewarming party…. Clueless>>

posted 8 years ago in Parties
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Hmmmm well I haven’t been to a housewarming party where you were obligated to bring a gift. Most people do but some people just bring a bottle of wine and a card. I know you can register for housewarming parties at department stores, Crate & Barrel, etc, so maybe you could suggest they do that and include the registry card with the invite?

Your little poem is really cute! It sounds like it’s going to be a lovely party!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’m subscribing to this thread because I’m curious about this too.  When FI and I get a house, I’d love to throw a housewarming party, but I’m not sure how that is supposed to work.  I’m afraid everyone will think they’re supposed to bring gifts, and then I’ll feel guilty for throwing a party for myself where people brought gifts.  Vicious cycle.  Ha.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I would never bring a gift aside from a bottle of wine or a nice candle (or something similar) to a housewarming party. I might be of the minority opinion here, but if I received an invitation for a housewarming party and there was registry information enclosed I’d be:

a) a little confused

b) thinking that isn’t this something you do pretty much only when you get married?

And if I were hosting my own housewarming party I wouldn’t expect people to bring gifts.  We hosted a summer BBQ two years ago and people brought us wine but I was like…NO GIFTS!!!!!!! 

Are they married already??

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

A friend of mine had a housewarming a few years ago, and she said people kept calling her to ask where she was registered.  That was in Dallas, so it might depend on where you live, but it sounds like at least some people would expect to bring gifts to a housewarming.

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