All the talk on the Just Engaged board has me thinking and I'm playing devil's advocate here:
Why is it not ok to throw yourself an engagement party (where gifts are expected) but it is ok to throw yourself a housewarming party (where gifts are also expected)? They are both essentially celebrations, usually for a couple. What gives?
EDIT: In my experience I've never been to a housewarming party hosted by someone other than the new homeowners.