Thursday, August 04, 2016

Housewarming Party Invitation

I'm holding an housewarming party in my new apartment in a couple of weeks. I've sent out a lot of invitations, mostly to colleagues via email.

I stated in the invitation that shoes would need to be removed at the party. I've had some people confirm they are coming and other people decline due to other plans, but so far I've not had any comment on the shoes-off request, which is interesting.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

why do you find the fact that no one has comment on the no shoes request interesting? I would assume that your colleagues are aware of your policy towards shoes and therefore have no need to comment. What would be interesting is if you did not mention the policy would there have been comments.
Any way I trust that your party will be an enjoyable get together
Bob

Matthew Celestine said...

Bob, do you imagine I talk about removing shoes all the time in real life? Most of those I have invited probably have no idea what I think on the subject.

Have people not commented because they have received similar requests on invitations and it is nothing unusual? Do they usually expect to remove their shoes at house parties? Are they completely indifferent about whether they remove their shoes or not at a party? Or do they find the request objectionable, but feel polite to express that opinion?

Bob said...

No Matthew I do not think that you talk about removing shoes all the time. I assumed that your friends who have known you for a while have either been to your home or that the subject has come up in conversation over a period of time.
Please understand that my comment was not in any way meant to disparage you and if I have offended you please accept my sincerest apology
Bob

Paul said...

I don't think it is appropriate to ask colleagues, or any people you don't know that well, to remove their shoes. I am sure women, especially, find it rude.

Matthew Celestine said...

I know you were not disparaging me.

The subject has seldom come up in conversation. Which might explain the lack of comments on it.

Bob said...

Thanks Matthew I am glad that we are ok on this
Bob

Sandro said...

Have a good party, Mat. I'm looking forward to some update )

Anonymous said...

I wouldn't make it inconvenient for friends by having to request shoes off. If you're worried about dirt and/or damage to floors and carpets, place some temporary but tough rugs around the place. Cowhide rugs handle shoes better than anything else and can be stored away after a party.