(Closed) NWR: Can renters have a house warming party?

posted 7 years ago in Home
  • poll: House warming?
    Only for home owners : (7 votes)
    8 %
    You can do it, but just call it a party : (32 votes)
    34 %
    Totally okay! : (50 votes)
    54 %
    I don't know either... : (4 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    231 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I think you should definitely do it! Maybe just invite people over for a potluck (or something casual) and mention that you want them to see your new place, so they don’t feel obliged to bring a gift.

    Post # 4
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    4606 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I agreee with @bikinihoneymoon. I see nothing wrong with doing it. I had one when I lived in my apartment and told people just to come over and check out my new place. No one brought gifts, a few people brought some food, but that was it.

    Post # 6
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    If you want to have people over and truly don’t want/expect gifts, I’d just call it a party not a “housewarming.”  I think housewarming carries certain connotations and your guests would feel some expectation to bring a gift (or at least stress a little over whether they should).  As a renter, it’s common to move every year or two.  I would reserve the real Housewarming for when you buy a house where you’ll stay indefinitely.

    Post # 8
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    2463 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i’ve been to and hosted i don’t even know how many housewarming parties at rented apartments and it’s always seemed an appropriate to have a party! there never were any gifts involved, unless you call bringing alcohol a gift. i wouldn’t think twice about it. go for it!

    Post # 9
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    2829 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    it may not be technically a ‘house’ but it is a HOME.

    what about calling it a ‘homewarming’ party?

    It’s totally fine in my book.

    Post # 10
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    7695 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @ddw: definitely do it! We have had housewarming parties at our past 2 homes even though we rent. People havent bought us anything…we just want to have people over to have a party at our place and show off our house!

    Post # 11
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    6394 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Fiance and I hosted a housewarming party when he moved into his apartment. It never crossed our minds people would bring a gift, and they didn’t. I love any excuse to get people together, and a new place is a great one. I’d say go for it!

    Post # 12
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    2321 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Since you are in the house, you want to warm it up. It doesn’t matter if you are renting or not. Housewarming is for you, the owner, not for the actual property. So I say GO AHEAD!!!

    Post # 14
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    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

     Totally okay! Sure you may not own it but it IS still your ‘Home’. =) I love reasons to have get togethers at my place! By the way, I love your theme idea! =D

    Post # 15
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    565 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Sounds like a good ideal to me!  have fun with your friends!  It’s still your home, afterall, you’re going to be living in it!

    Post # 16
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    5273 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2009

    Of course! I’ve been to plenty of housewarming parties for friends that rent apts, condos, houses, whatever!

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