(Closed) Who registers for a house warming party?

posted 6 years ago in Home
Post # 3
1358 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have never heard of this, but for some reason, it rubs me the wrong way. Weddings and showers are the only events I’ve ever attended with a gift registry. Maybe it’s the wording she used, “…would also be okay,” implying the requirement that you bring a gift to the party you are already bringing food to.

If she’s having a potluck, I think the idea is that the food you are bringing is your contribution, so you shouldn’t have to bring a gift as well.

I would skip this one.

Post # 4
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t have an issue with the registry existing, but something about the wording of the request for gifts and the fact that it’s potluck seems a little presumptuous. I might go and bring Mu regular “congrats” wine. 

Post # 5
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’ve never even heard of this before. It definitely rubs me the wrong way, and I’d probably choose to sit this one out.

Plus, still not receiving a Thank You card for the graduation gift is not cool. But then again, this is coming from the person who wrote and sent out all my Thank You cards the day after we got back from our honeymoon. 🙂 So, I might be a little extreme on that one. 

Post # 6
3947 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This makes me ill.  It’s sad how selfish some people can be. 

Post # 7
1326 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’ve never heard of anyone registering for a house warming, maybe it’s a regional thing somewhere?

I personally would bring wine and the food. It’s what I would typically bring. It also sounds like the home owners are a bit older? You said you sent money to her son who just graduated? At this point in their lives they should be well enough established and don’t need to ask family and friends for gifts to fill their home, but that’s just my opinion. I think the whole situation is kind of greedy on their part.

Post # 9
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

Weird.  I could see registering for one, but that would only be for the discount.  I might share the registry with immediate family who wants to know what to give for Christmas and stuff.  There is no way I would have the info with house warming party invites!

Is the couple married?  Maybe they have no plans but figured they deserve the type of gifts their married friends got?  Still, ewww.

Post # 10
5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Ha!  I would bring them something lame, like a tarp!

Post # 12
5371 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Ontario, Canada ♥ EDD- April 2016

One of my ‘best friends’ wants to have a housewarming party with a registry. The annoying thing is that she and her new boyfriend just moved into some random place. They’re renting, they didn’t even buy a place! She told me that she secretly just wants presents! :/ I mean, I would never show up empty handed but it makes me so mad. I know that if I have a housewarming party when my Fiance and I buy a place she won’t even think to bring a card.

Post # 13
5494 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2011

ew this really bothers me.  We recently had a house warming party and I was surprised to see people actually bring gifts. I would have never expected them.  That sense of entitlement really rubs me the wrong way.

Furthermore, I’m of the opinion that if you are asking people over to celebrate YOU, (birthday, anniversary, housewarming), then you should provide all the food and beverages for them and anythng they chose to bring is just a bonis.  

Post # 14
386 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

One of my friends just bought a house and she is already planning the housewarming. I am positive she will have a registry. She was very “strongly opinioned” about the type of wedding gifts she should be getting (how much guests should be spending) so I know she’ll feel similarly about the housewarming.

That reminds me I forgot to have a housewarming myself lol. Oh well I think it’s too late now.

Post # 15
2589 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012



ew ew ew.




People are out of control greedy these days. Its a shame, really.

Post # 16
484 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Oh, I do not like this one bit!


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