My boss is in the process of buying her first home. One of her friends wants to throw her a housewarming party, and have her register at Target or someplace. I have never heard of registering for housewarming parties, but I guess it makes sense. My boss is 43, but, as I said, it is her first home, and she has lived a VERY minimalist lifestyle up until now (she has basically no kitchen in the place where she lives now).
Here is the weird part, though (at least to me): the friend wants to throw the housewarming party at HER house. Now, I always thought that one of the main points of a housewarming party is to invite your friends into your new home for the first time. There was some reasoning that the house wasn't actually going to be ready for her to move into for another month or so, but then why not just wait to have the party until it is ready? And my boss made a good point as well: how is she going to know what to ask for if she isn't even in her house yet and hasn't really thought about how she wants to set it up? What if she asks for a microwave and then realizes there isn't room for one, or something like that? (bad example, I know, but bear with me)
I think that my boss feels weird about turning down an offer for someone to throw a party for her, but she isn't quite sure how she feels about the whole thing. She was even kind of freaked out about the idea of registering. And I personally think throwing a housewarming party at someone else's house is kind of weird. Any thoughts?