is a party held within approximately 120 days of moving into a new residence.
It is an occasion for the hosts to present their new home to their friends, and for friends to give gifts to furnish the new home. Housewarming parties are generally informal; usually there are no planned activities besides a possible tour. It is considered proper etiquette to invite guests at least a few days, and up to three weeks, in advance. Gifts are customary but not necessary. They usually consist of something for the new house (such as a potted plant, a vase, or a picture..