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Can you hounds help me out with some dinner party advice?


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Can you hounds help me out with some dinner party advice?

alliegator | Jun 13, 2011 01:58 PM

Hi everyone. I agreed to have mr. gator extend an invitation to a coworker to bring his family (wife, wife's mom and five kids aged 2-8) for an early dinner and evening at our place. We have fun things like a pool and a dog that I thought the kids might enjoy.

I asked about any food allergies and dislikes, and the response was that they "prefer to have a family-friendly environment". What the heck does that mean? They're a family and we're being friendly...

The best we could deduce is that they don't want alcohol around. My husband did stop at their place for an afterwork dinner once and noted that no beer or wine was served.

Do you think this is the case? And is it polite to suggest that a host not serve or drink alcohol? I know an adult beverage would certainly help an evening with small children go by more easily for me.

Thanks for any help.

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