Thanksgiviing Plans

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Thanksgiviing Plans
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Sun, 11-13-2011 - 6:45am

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:04pm
And to add - I've recently taken to sending a hostess gift AFTER the party, instead of at the party.

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 5:29pm

perhaps company should read this before attending one of your dinner parties then, so not to step on any proper etiquette there, Lol..the european roots about briniging something doesn't surprise me.

 

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:11pm

Well, it is nice when people have good manners.

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:15pm

I wonder if there are regional differences in how it is viewed when guests bring food?





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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:23pm
i don't know. but i've never thought of bringing something to a dinner party as rude even if it wasn't something asked of you. i'm with you, it's a thoughtful gesture and it's always something we welcomed.

 

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:26pm

I can bake rolls from scratch that turn out perfectly but absolutely can't warm up brown and serve rolls from the grocery store.

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:28pm

lol

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 6:36pm
I guess in the northeast we take people at their word. If the hosts say not to bring food, I don't. There's a difference between a potluck and a dinner party. Viva la difference!

We will bring a nice bottle of wine for an adult party or soft drinks or juices for parties that include kids. They never go bad. I let the host set the parameters on the party, though I still feel naked coming empty handed.

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 7:18pm
I think a lot depends on the definition of "dinner party". If a dinner party is good friends getting together for dinner at the hostess' house, with the hostess providing most of the food, the bringing something isn't out of place. If a dinner party is a formal event, with formal/semi-formal invitations, etc, then bringing food would be out of place. (all IMO, of course)

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Mon, 11-14-2011 - 7:19pm
When it wasn't asked of you = semi-rude
When one asked and was specifically told no, then brings something = definitely slightly rude

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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