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What does one bring to a housewarming?

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10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 4:57:57 PM EST (GMT-5)
Food? A gift? What kind of gift?

Husband was invited to his bosses housewarming.

Im hoping a plate of cookies would be good? Yes? No?

Oh social conventions.

10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 5:03:56 PM EST (GMT-5)
Decorated cookies + a not-expensive but not the cheapest bottle of wine?
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 5:21:50 PM EST (GMT-5)
Alcohol of some kind is generally accepted if the recipient drinks.

We went to my coworker's housewarming party a couple of years ago and I bought one of those cute storage boxes at Ross and filled it with a couple of candle and towel sets, but I knew what their colors were for their house beforehand.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 5:23:36 PM EST (GMT-5)
*candles
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 6:21:44 PM EST (GMT-5)
A happy meal
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 6:27:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would personally be thrilled to get a Happy Meal anytime.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 7:01:27 PM EST (GMT-5)
We know nothing of wince or alcohol.

we were thinking of regifting a serving board thingy
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:01:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 7:01:27 PM NicolesLove wrote:
We know nothing of wince or alcohol. we were thinking of regifting a serving board thingy

I think that would be fine.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:11:04 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 7:01:27 PM NicolesLove wrote:
We know nothing of wince or alcohol. we were thinking of regifting a serving board thingy
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:01:28 PM mousepelled wrote:
I think that would be fine.


Yep. That's fine!


10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:13:29 PM EST (GMT-5)

Also, believe it or not, some people have a registry for their housewarming party.

Tacky as heck.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:30:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
Husband is trying so hard to get me to go with him.

Nope. I went to the christmas thing and i so hate social things.

I told him to just drop by, drop off cookies/ gift, then say you have some where to be

Why he rsvped to go in the first place, ugh. I think he thought he had to go. But he hates these things too.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:44:09 PM EST (GMT-5)
I am a bit excited about the cookies though i have a house shaped cookie cutter and i think I'm going to give royal icing another go
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 9:08:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:13:29 PM Spratacus wrote:
Also, believe it or not, some people have a registry for their housewarming party. Tacky as heck.

That's silly.

I feel like a lot of these parties are outdated. They made more sense a long time ago when people were generally moving from their parents' home to a marital home without any resources.

Now you have things like wedding showers with registries when the couple is, like, 30 and have already lived with each other for 5 years and have a household full of goods.

/grump
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 9:11:07 PM EST (GMT-5)
but housewarmings aren't too bad. It's little gifts like a candle or wine and just a nice excuse to get friends together.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 9:58:08 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 8:13:29 PM Spratacus wrote:
Also, believe it or not, some people have a registry for their housewarming party. Tacky as heck.
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 9:08:25 PM mousepelled wrote:
That's silly. I feel like a lot of these parties are outdated. They made more sense a long time ago when people were generally moving from their parents' home to a marital home without any resources. Now you have things like wedding showers with registries when the couple is, like, 30 and have already lived with each other for 5 years and have a household full of goods. /grump


I totally agree; it's just a gift grab at that point.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:10:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would bring a plant.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:11:40 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like to frame them for a crime?
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:13:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:10:23 PM slinky0 wrote:
I would bring a plant.


Seems passive aggressive.

Intentional?
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:14:00 PM EST (GMT-5)
Like, "here, here's yet another responsibility for you, dickbag".
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:23:39 PM EST (GMT-5)
the only housewarmings i've ever gone to have just been an excuse to have a party. no gifts were needed, but it might be a byob or snack you wanna eat. sometimes potlucks.

i like the suggestions here minus the plant idea
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:43:52 PM EST (GMT-5)
I would love to get a plant a aa housewarming gift.

That being said, we didn’t have a housewarming party and I would never expect any gifts. We did invite people over to have dinner once we moved in and they brought some beers and dessert. Which was kind.

When I hosted a Xmas party this year someone brought me a hostess gift of cookies on a cute tray. Is your serving board regift a tray you can put your cookies on, or is some other kind of tray?
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:45:03 PM EST (GMT-5)
I like the plant idea, actually.

You guys (YT) were kind enough to steer me to bring a poinsettia for a x-mas eve party at my BF's sister's home. I didn't know if she drank wine or not. As it turns out, it was a wine drinking family and they had a lot of it, but you never know.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:50:38 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think housewarming parties can be fun, but I wouldn’t bring more than a bottle of wine, six pack, or pot luck contribution just as I would to any other party.

Inwish we had known people to invite to a housewarming when we bought this one.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 10:52:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Maybe a flower bouquet in a vase, with the vase being the actual gift, could be easier maintenance than a plant.
10 days ago - Thursday 1/10/19 - 11:37:25 PM EST (GMT-5)
Bring a disposable camera and take 24 bad photos, then take the film to the nearest Walgreens and have it developed. I hear it only takes two weeks.

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