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#1 purpleblackqueen

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:25 PM

on Australia Day???? or the day after??????

I am planning a date for my housewarming party and the only 2 days I have spare when SIL and BIL are not away is either 26 or 27th Jan.

#2 spellfall

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:28 PM

Yep, either.

#3 FeralHez

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

Our housewarming was Aus Day, most invitees came. It was good.

#4 Dionysus

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

sure.

#5 imamumto3

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:29 PM

I would

#6 Peridot

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

The day after, yes original.gif

I've never seen the point of housewarming parties though..

#7 wish*upon*a*star

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:30 PM

Sure would. My DDs 1st birthday party will be on the 27th.

#8 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:31 PM

Yes, but I never do anything for Australia day, in fact I avoid it wherever possible, too many drunken idiots about.

#9 ~THE~MAGICIAN~

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Yes, because I'm not Australian.



#10 Jenferal

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:32 PM

Why not? I'd d it any day you're free and at least no one will be at work.

#11 snuffles

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:36 PM

Certainly I would!


#12 Jenferal

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

Just make sure you have Southern Cross temporary tatts and Aus flags to drape around everyone's shoulders...

#13 Bobbypoppa

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:37 PM

I agree, why not? Just think you could make your house warming party an Aussie themed one. Should be fun.

#14 fionah

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:38 PM

We are having a housewarming long weekend. We have moved a 1.5-2hr drive from most of our friends, so it's a great time for them to spend a weekend with us without them having to worry about the long drive home through rural areas at night. It also gives our friends the freedom to come and visit anytime over the 3 days, and we also have a great Rodeo on in town for them and their families to come and check out (so they will also be supporting the local economy wink.gif .

Happy Housewarming!

Fi

#15 4kidlets

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:41 PM

QUOTE (Jenflea @ 01/01/2013, 05:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Why not? I'd d it any day you're free and at least no one will be at work.



Well, not quite no-one ,some people do work public holidays, you know wink.gif

Anyway, in answer to OP, a house warming party on Australia day or day after it seems as good a day as any to me- I wouldnt throw a party on Xmas day for obvious reasons and not on Good Friday, although that mightn't bother other people as much as me.


Any day you choose may have some people unable to come for various reasons but Australia day no more or less likely than any other.

#16 Fossy

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

QUOTE (4kidlets @ 01/01/2013, 06:41 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, not quite no-one ,some people do work public holidays, you know wink.gif


Yep, the public holiday is on the Monday anyway  original.gif

And yep, I'd definitely go, if I wasn't working!

#17 magicalmum

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:46 PM

I think Australia Day is a great day for a housewarming party. We had an Australia Day / housewarming party a few years ago and it was a great way to have a casual get together with friends. This year 26th and 27th on the weekend so either would be good, just depends what sort of party you want. Have fun.

#18 Expelliarmus

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:50 PM

Sure.

#19 JuliaGulia

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:51 PM

Definitely.  Also, for a housewarming I would expect minimum effort - just casual bring your own sausages to chuck on the bbq kind of thing.

Hope it's great!

#20 2 Gorgeous Girls

Posted 01 January 2013 - 05:55 PM

Yes

In fact I am going to one this year (not yours I promise)
Knowing I don't have to work the next day makes me far more inclined to do the 1.5hr drive to get there.

#21 Fifi LaRue

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:04 PM

Yeah sure, I'm a likely to go on Australia Day or the day after than any other day, presuming I'm free.

#22 Jenferal

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

Ok, MOST people don't work on public holidays!

#23 IsolaBella

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

Yes. I don't do anything on Australia Day apart from relax.



#24 miinii

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

sure would

#25 Azadel

Posted 01 January 2013 - 06:22 PM

I would. In fact to really capture the spirit of Australia day, turn up at a complete stranger's house, declare you're claiming it, and throw the party there.




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