OldSchoolKindaLove
Devoted September 2018

House-warming Party

OldSchoolKindaLove, on January 16, 2020 at 12:32 PM Posted in Married Life 0 12
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Hey ladies! We just bought our dream home in November! Super exciting, and nerve wrecking. My mother has graciously offered to plan us a house warming party. However, we have only been married for about a year and a half at this point. I have friends asking us when we are going to have a house warming, where we are registered, what we want/need.


I guess the question is, if we created a registry for our housewarming are there any Do's and Don't ? I mean we got a lot of things from our wedding registry. Would it be weird, wrong, etc to add a few items that we requested for our home that we didn't get? I didn't even know that people shopped registries for this sort of thing until recently. I was honestly just expecting maybe a couple bottles of wine, case of beer, etc. We haven't set a date for the Housewarming yet, but I'm trying to figure out what etiquite is. I appreciate help.

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  • Caytlyn
    Legend November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
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    It's completely fine to register for household items that you didn't receive off of your wedding registry although, in my experience, housewarming parties aren't typically intended for high ticket items like stand mixers and Roombas.

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  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
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    I've never heard of a registry for a house warming party. If it were me I would just verbally tell people a few things we need/want only if they asked about gifts.

    If you do go with a registry, I agree with what caytlyn said Smiley smile nothing wrong with "reusing" items

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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    Thankfully my family got me a stand mixer when I went to college, caught on sale really good deal. Anyway, and honestly Roombas make me nervous especially with dogs being in the house. I guess I have seen way too many memes about the dogs making a mess in the floor and a Roomba increasing the mess. I was thinking like a cap of maybe $100 as we have a new king size bed and I know king comforters can be pretty pricey. Most items would be less than $50 .


    I haven't personally attended a housewarming party, and the one I was invited too I ended up getting sick and was unable to attend. Instead I bought them a 6 pack of their favorite IPA, they didn't seem disappointed.

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  • MrsD
    Legend July 2019
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    I've never been to a housewarming party that had a registry. Usually people bring gifts but I've never seen a registry for one.

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  • W
    Devoted September 2020
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    I never knew registries for a housewarming was a thing. I'd see it as gift grabby, esp if I had gotten you a wedding gift off of your registry not that long ago. I've seen people bring little plants or wine, and I took my friend a loaf of homemade bread. Maybe this is a know your circle thing
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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    As I stated, I didn't know it was a thing either until we had multiple friends who we already

    anticipated inviting ask about a registry. What I may do is give my mom a list of items we think would be beneficial so if someone asks for more information or a registry she can assist.

    We aren't gift grabby, and I would hate to come off as such. Most of the friends who are asking attended our wedding also less than 2 years ago, so I was completely shocked when they were asking me where we registered at.


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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
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    Congrats on your home!

    oh cool! i've never heard of this either. If they are asking you could either use the same registry from your wedding or create a new one if you wanted. I would think the same one would be easier since it will already have items you requested but didn't receive

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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
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    I deactivated our wedding registry. While unpacking boxes I found a list of "Wedding Gift Ideas" in a box with our toasting flutes, cake serving set, and other items we kept from our wedding. So I think creating a new one may be easier than trying to reactivate our wedding registry.

    Otherwise that would have been an awesome idea! May be a good idea to just keep your wedding registry around for longer than a year in case anyone needs gift ideas for holidays, anniversary parties, or who knows, apparently house warming parties?



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  • Catherine
    VIP November 2019
    Catherine ·
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    Oh darn it. yeah create a new one! why not? lol this way you know exactly what you need and want Smiley smile Happy House Warming! Smiley heart

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  • Meghan
    Rockstar October 2019
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    I’ve never heard of people registering for a housewarming party. This must be a regional thing? Where I live, people bring you wine and liquor.
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  • OldSchoolKindaLove
    Devoted September 2018
    OldSchoolKindaLove ·
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    That's exactly what I thought too! That's why I was confused when people starting asking about a registry.

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  • Jennifer
    Master September 2018
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    I am in NJ for reference and two of my friends did register for their housewarming party - it made things so much easier when wondering what to get them. My best friend and her husband had a stock the bar party where we all brought beer, wine, or liquor. I think it's up to you. I don't see it as gift grabby at all so perhaps it is regional? Congrats by the way! So exciting!

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