(Closed) House Warming

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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3943 posts
Honey bee

Ive never heard of anyone registering for a housewarming party?

We had one about 2 months after we moved into our house. It was just an informal BBQ but we never expected gifts, we just wanted our friends to see our new place. Some friends brought us small gifts or a bottle of wine but I can’t imagine registering.

Post # 4
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

There is no time limit necessary between weddings and house warming parties. On the other hand, I also think that registering for a housewarming party is overkill. A housewarming, in my circle, is about showing off your new place and warming it with the love of friends and family. Gifts are very secondary. When given, they are along the lines of a bottle of wine, a hanging basket of flowers, or a giftcard (the most common option).

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@lovekiss:  All of this.

I would not register for a housewarming nor would I even think to look for a registry for a housewarming. I pick out a few awesome new house things (with gift receipt), and throw in a bottle of wine.

Post # 8
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583 posts
Busy bee

Wait… a housewarming party 2 years after you moved in, or 2 years after your wedding?  Also, you don’t register for a housewarming party.  Most people just bring a bottle of wine anyways.

ETA: I’m an idiot, re-read your post.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Having a house warming party shortly after you’ve settled into your new home is acceptable at any time regardless of the length of time that has passed since your wedding. As for the registry, I am usually shocked when I hear people have registered for their house warming party. I will purposely ignore the request and would most likely not bother attending since it screams gift grab to me.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

We usually bring something like a plant or a bottle of wine, like the PPs suggested. Maybe it varies by region, but I’ve never seen anyone register for a housewarming party.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have also not heard of registering for a housewarming party.

I am having our housewarming party next weekend.  We were married in October and bought the house in the spring. 

We are cooking a ton of bbq, tons of sides, a couple of kegs.  We are just throwing a party to enjoy our friends company and don’t expect anyone to bring us any gifts.  Darling Husband has said he doesn’t want to throw any more parties for a while because they are too much work and too expensive!!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Id probably gift my new favorite ultra heavy duty BBQ tool set. I dont think its acceptable to register for a house warming if anyone asks Id tell them they could bring a desert or a salad or something with them.

Post # 15
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329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’ve never heard of registering for a housewarming party.  I would never do it.  Have a party, have friends over for dinner…don’t expect gifts.  It’s a bit much.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Have a party but don’t register.  I have never heard of anyone registering for a housewarming.

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