(Closed) Do People Have Apartment Warmings?

posted 7 years ago in Home
Post # 3
2871 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@PrncssDva: I’ve never heard of that unless it was the first time they were moving out on their own.  Then a party is acceptable to help them get started.

but if would seem a bit gift grabby if theythey were just moving apartments and requesting a housewarming party.

Post # 4
9029 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

did she buy the apartment? because if she bought it then I would think it was fine, but if she is just renting/leasing then thats a bit much to have a house warming

Post # 5
1160 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

We did one when a bunch of my friends and I moved in together. It was an apartment. It wasn’t a gift thing (we didn’t request or get any gifts) more just a fun excuse for a party.

Post # 6
2116 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think its fine as long as it isn’t about gifts. 

Post # 7
3564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

To me, a housewarming party is just a party where people come over to see your new house/apartment. We had one when we moved to our new apartment (which we were renting). I don’t see anything weird about it, and I don’t think that gifts are expected either. Maybe a bottle or wine or some flowers or something, but that’s about it.

Post # 8
1761 posts
Buzzing bee

I always have one. It’s an excuse to throw a party, mainly! I never expect gifts though, but a few people always bring one and it’s very touching. We bought a condo last year though, so now I have to find other reasons to throw parties. Hmm, my cat’s first birthday is coming up.

Post # 8
1303 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Im having one next month and it’s just a get together and a chance for me to host a party; no gifts allowed.

Post # 9
10366 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

She probably isn’t trying to get gifts – just to organize a dinner party in her new place that she loves. I’d clarify her intentions before passing judgement. I’ve never been to any gift-giving events for a new apartment, but I have been to plenty “I just moved in, let’s have a housewarming party!” casual dinner/drink parties.

Post # 10
13096 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I wouldn’t call it an apartment warming if she is just renting a new apartment (if she purchased the apratment, then I think it would be fine).  House warming/apartment warming to me equals gifts and I don’t think anyone should get gifts for signing a lease on an apartment.

If she just wants to have people over for a party, call it that.  Invite people over for a dinner party, BBQ, sports watching party, etc – not an apartment warming.

Post # 13
768 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

i’ve had an apartment warming party for every place i’ve moved, but never expected or received gifts, other than wine! even for my friends who purchased their house, i just brought a bottle of wine and i don’t think they received any gifts either!

Post # 14
341 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@PrncssDva: Uh yeah!! The idea of the “house” warming is to celebrate your new home, renting or buying, apartment or house..And it’s not about gifts itsabout the party!. I’ve had a house warming party for every place I’ve moved into.

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