(Closed) Is it rude to throw our own housewarming party?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

Is there something else you can call it? I think the rudeness comes from the connotation of gifts with a housewarming party. Of course, I’m sure that people might still bring gifts, but I’d just call it a get together to show everyone the house.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I agree that this is tricky–we’re going through the same thing so I’ll be reading advice!

I think what we’re probably going to wind up doing is having an open house, so everyone can drop by and see the place and maybe grab a bite or two.  Sort of a casual, drop-in affair that lets people see where we’re living now, since I know folks (fam especially) are curious.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Wow. Seriously did not know this was poor etiquette. Whatever. All the house warming party’s I’ve been too and I would say it’s been 5 in the last year alone; have been hosted by the couple themselves. We hosted our own as well! I always brought a bottle of wine for the couple or if I was close to them a gift card; though not everyone bought gifts bc honestly no one cared about receiving gifts. We sure as hell didn’t. It seems you can’t throw a simple party these days without offending the ettiquite police. It’s getting a little ridiculous IMO.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I don’t understand why it would be rude. We threw our own housewarming party, I didn’t ever think it would be rude. We asked our friends and family over to enjoy our new home and some food and drinks. 

Post # 7
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I would probably just call it an open house.  People will bring gifts if they want to anyway.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

We threw ours.  I dont think there is anything wrong with that.

We didnt ask for gifts (although we got some) we just asked people to come eat and drink and check out our new place.

 

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I don’t think it’s bad etiquette. All of them that I have been to the people always hosted them for  themselves

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I never thought of it as rude. My Fiance and I threw our own housewarming but we only asked that guests bring themselves, no gifts. We told guests that insisted on bringing something to bring alcohol that they enjoy- we still haven’t gone through all of the liquor and our housewarming was in October!

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

We hosted our own housewarming party and did not expect gifts.  A lot of people brought us some wine, but that was it!! We definitely did not ask for gifts, nor were we expecting ANYTHING.  We don’t even drink wine, but graciously accepted it.  I think housewarming parties are usually thrown by the homeowner, are they not?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, it’s one of the few parties you can throw for yourself, who else is going to invite people to your house? 🙂 

If you feel strange about it, call it an Open House. But housewarming is fine, b/c literally, you want your friends to warm your house with friendship and traditionally that is what it has been called. Congrats, btw.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

No, it’s one of the few parties you can throw for yourself, who else is going to invite people to your house? 🙂 

If you feel strange about it, call it an Open House. But housewarming is fine, b/c literally, you want your friends to warm your house with friendship and traditionally that is what it has been called. Congrats, btw.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve never heard of anyone other than the homeowner throwing a housewarming.  Who else would do it?  I totally agree with MissGreen.  It’s impossible to throw a party anymore without offending the etiquette police.  It’s exhausting.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I’ve never heard of anyone other than the homeowner throwing a housewarming.  Who else would do it?  I totally agree with MissGreen.  It’s impossible to throw a party anymore without offending the etiquette police.  It’s exhausting.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I don’t understand how someone else would host a housewarming party, since it’s clearly an opportunity for you to show off your house.  I think it’s a great idea.

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