(Closed) House warming/1st anniversary party

posted 5 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 4
967 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I actually found this thread searching for ideas/input on my own! Hopefully some other bees have input. We are hoping to buy a house in a few months, and I’m thinking it could be fun to have a casual housewarming/anniversary thing if the timing coincides. I’m not sure if that’s tacky or over the top. I think that, in my case at least, I’d keep it casual (cute but casual) and specify “no gifts” to keep it from coming across as gift grabby. So as far as invitations, I’d personally make the “no gifts” part clear in the wording.

Post # 6
9181 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

I can’t think of a super cute way to say it off the top of my head, but I like the idea of a combo housewarming / first anniversary party a lot! Just be sure to specify no gifts (unless you kinda want some) so it’s not like “TWO events, now you really owe us a present!” (Ps, a lot of etiquettey people will say that it’s rude to say “no gifts” because it implies people should otherwise bring em… but whatever, I think it’s better to be clear.)

We had a housewarming / my 30th bday party last year and the double occasion made it that much more fun.

As for the video, I think it’s a cute idea to set it up playing on your computer or something like that, where people can wander over to watch at their own discretion. I would find it kind of awkward if there was an official group viewing of it, or if it were playing continuously on a big tv in the center of the living room. 


Post # 7
2 posts
  • Wedding: August 2010

Help same situation

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 4 months ago by  asmorgan.

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