Entertaining & Etiquette

Discuss all things related to proper manners and entertaining guests, including table linens, host gifts, tipping, how to behave in the grocery store, and RSVP etiquette.

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Walking out

by Whitemarshjohn 9 years ago

If you are so angry or upset about something that happens in a restaurant, can you just storm out without paying, or ...

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ricepad commented 17 hours ago

Graduation Party Guest Etiquette

by nikkibgood79 22 hours ago

My daughter is graduating soon. I am a photographer so I had created the guest invites using photos I took. My mother...

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nikkibgood79 commented 18 hours ago

The second French paradox: splitting the tab

by mangeur 28 days ago

We've mostly settled upon a comfortable way to settle the bill. For the most part, just split the tab. But it's ...

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polishjeweatswonderbread commented 13 days ago

Food "etiquette" after a death

by danhole 8 years ago

What is the standard, wherever you are, after a death in the family? Does someone bring food to your home, for the fa...

hill food commented 22 days ago

Cigarette smoke gets in your food

by Spice_zing 5 years ago

Scenario A: Greek Resto X was a two hour drive from home and had delicious moussaka. I happened to be in the area...

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JeffinNYC commented 1 month ago

Tipping for Catering Drop-Off?

by Jacquilynne 2 months ago

A caterer is dropping off a buffet dinner in chafing dishes for a party and then picking up the chafing dishes the ne...

KhaoSanRoad commented 2 months ago

What kind of things do you serve in 6oz mini-bowls?

by FluffyKiwiFruit08 1 year ago

I ordered some Corelle dinnerware on ebay including some 6oz bowls. I assumed they'd be about the size of some small ...

The_Libster commented 2 months ago

EatWith Dinner Party!

by jerseyfoodlover 3 months ago

I don't know if any of you have heard about EatWith. It's kind of like Airbnb for dinner parties. My girlfriend and I...

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jerseyfoodlover commented 2 months ago

Photo Etiquette

by rushbikes 4 years ago

I know the Japanese are very particular about etiquette, relatively speaking. What's the general feeling in Japan tow...

Phyltre commented 2 months ago

Birthday dinner, who should pay?

by cmoore29 4 months ago

In general, in the world of 2017 among a crowd of mid 20 somethings. If you invited some family and friends to a surp...

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ricepad commented 3 months ago

Birthday Dinners... who pays? what is the etiquette?

by AmblerGirl 10 years ago

I have seen alot of diversity regarding the etiquette of who pays if a group of people go out to a restaurant to cele...

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lighthouse21 commented 4 months ago

Proper etiquette?

by Lacey1958 4 months ago

I've been invited to a neighbour's house for a drink at 4:00 New Years Eve. Not for a party, just a drink. Should I b...

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Foxeyblue commented 4 months ago

TUMS at a dinner party?

by SamuelAt 2 years ago

I had a dinner party at my place recently. My girlfriend was doing the cooking, and we were going for a retro feel -...

hill food commented 4 months ago

Invitation etiquette

by hihope 4 months ago

A neighbor asked my husband and I to Thanksgiving dinner 3 weeks ahead. A time was not mentioned. We assumed when t...

thegforceny commented 4 months ago

Family Gathering

by stephanieupnorth 4 months ago

Hi there, long time reader, first time posting! I'm hosting a gathering for 10 family members including my young c...

outRIAAge commented 4 months ago

Bring home restaurant duck carcass to make broth?

by AreBe 5 months ago

We're going out for Peking Duck this week. Would the carcass make good broth? Is it acceptable for me to ask to have ...

coll commented 4 months ago

Guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

by hala 7 years ago

Hubby and I were brought up to always offer to do the dishes after dinner at someone's house. We always ask first and...

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ricepad commented 4 months ago

Homemade Gift Exchange: Is Imitation a Form of Flattery or Rude?

by sushee 5 months ago

My budget is shot for the month. I had two genormous bills and will only be giving homemade gifts. One friend that I ...

Ttrockwood commented 5 months ago

Hosting a Chili Cookoff

by Felliott 5 months ago

I am hosting my second annual Beer Chili Cookoff this weekend, and I thought I'd share my plans just for fun, and to ...

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wanker commented 5 months ago

When recipe sharing bites back.

by Canuget1 5 months ago

Every year during the holidays I'm asked to make the same dishes and one year I gave a recipe out. That person is at ...

Ttrockwood commented 5 months ago

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