So often the origin is in the name. If you were wondering where and why this familiar phrase came about, dial back to medieval times and imagine guests arriving at your new home with firewood to get all the hearths in the house a-blaze. Nowadays, a housewarming party is a chance to invite friends to your new location and to fill the house with positive energy at the start of a new phase in life. By inviting friends and new neighbours into your home you can establish new connections in the area swiftly and encourage your existing friends to participate in your life going ahead. So, while you may not be relying on them to bring firewood, the sense of warmth of friendship and community is still present in the name.