My husband and I purchased our first home in June! As of right now we have not moved in since we are doing some TLC/Fixing up (we are currently renting).
Unfortunately, TLC costs added up to more than we expected, along with the fact we had unexpected car problems, so that really tightened our budget.
We just can't could afford throwing a housewarming till next summer. We can't afford furniture like a couch and dining set, and we would of course like to have places for people to sit! We just have a futon right now.
If counting from June, it would probably be 10-12 months before we could afford to throw a housewarming. If counting from when we finally move in (September), then it would be 8-10 months.
Is that too far out? Should we just not have one? It's our first home so we're kind of bummed because we'd really like to throw a party. We don't expect gifts at all, just to want to show off our new place to family and friends (which is why we started calling it a House Party instead of a Housewarming). We just want to celebrate!
However, I don't know what the proper etiquette is...