Post # 1
DH got married in October and just moved into our new house about a month ago (late December). We have been working really hard on the house every weekend, and it’s coming along really well, but there are still several things to do.
People keep asking us when we are going to do a housewarming and we would love to host a party to have all of our friends/family over to see our hard work. My question is: when should I have it?
Should I wait until early March when the weather will be nicer and more of our projects are done, or do it sooner even though things aren’t as “done” as I would like?
What do you think?
Post # 3
@hollyberry4: Commenting to follow. We close in March, wedding in June. Not sure if we should host something before the wedding or after during the summer… no AC in the house, though!
Post # 4
I’d just wait until March. You don’t have to do it right away! It can be any time really, it’s just a time for people to come check out your new digs and tell you how cool it is!
Post # 5
@hollyberry4: Id wait till March- nicer weather and the house will be more of a home (when all your special touches are added).
Post # 6
I’d do it in early March, when most of your projects are done and you’re settled in!
Post # 7
Yay okay great! That’s when I want to do it but DH said he thought that might be too late. Maybe I’ll send out invitations a month out. I’m also afraid of snowstorms in February!
Post # 9
We moved in December too. We are having a Super Bowl Party/Housewarming. That way we can just turn on the game and not have to worry about keeping people entertained :-p.
Post # 10
@spezia: that is brilliant.
Post # 11
I’d wait until you were comfortable and done with most of your projects. No need to rush, there really isn’t a timeline for these types of things.
I attended a housewarming where they didn’t even have adequate furniture! I don’t know why they thought they had to have it so soon. We had pizza while sitting on the floor, would have been happy to wait a while.
Post # 12
I would wait until March. I would want to show off all of the completed projects!
Post # 13
We bought ours in June but didn’t move in until October/November. It was a slow move so the actual time is blurred… And we still haven’t had one! Mainly because we still have three reno to do items and then the holidays were crazy. Now we still are waiting to have one another couple months because honestly, we have no curtains and almost no living room furniture and the house looks fairly barren.
I plan on doing one for March and say on the invites, ‘Before the weather finishes warming up, we’d love for your presence to come warm our house!’
I think anytime within 6 months from finishing a reno/moving in is pretty safe.
Post # 14
@hollyberry4: I think March works, especially if you send invitations in February.
Post # 15
@southsun: aw that is so cute!
@Treejewel19: oh my goodness! Only my closest friends and family came over to see the place when it was in that condition haha!
It’s good to know that there is not a set timeline. I loved wedding planning, so I am excited to plan the party! Bring on the invitations and food planning!
Post # 16
I am in the exact same boat as you! We closed on our house the week before Christmas and have been working on it non stop since! I am thinking of waiting until March to have a housewarming when the weather warms up and hopefully people can hang outside as well.