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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.

Etiquette -- Napkin upon leaving the table mid-dinner

by Wondering 13 years ago

Seems there are two rules of thought -- that it be left on the chair (as no one wants to see a used napkin on the tab...

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1000marys commented 19 days ago

Categories for pickle party?

by AeroGal619 1 month ago

I’m hosting a pickle party- where everyone has to bring a dish featuring pickles. It will be a small gathering, so I ...

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fryerlover commented 26 days ago

Cigarette smoke gets in your food

by Spice_zing 6 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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jeebee commented 1 month ago

Banquet hall tipping - when guest thinks servers are getting it, but owners pocket all...

by niccole 3 years ago

I am a server at a banquet hall, we do wedding, birthday parties, seminars, etc... I make $22/hr on the books ( no...

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Barborka commented 2 months ago

Dear Dear Dinner Guest

by sandylc 11 months ago

I love having you over, even though it is a lot of work for me. I guess there is additional benefit (besides your gr...

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BigG commented 3 months ago

Open bar - should you tip the bartender

by princeofpork 7 years ago

I am throwing a party for my wife and I am covering the bar tab. I want to better understand if the bartender should...

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nomadic123 commented 4 months ago

How much food to order?

by sals42 5 months ago

Hi guys, I am planning my little sister's high school graduation party in a couple of weeks. The event will be in th...

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Ttrockwood commented 5 months ago

Food "etiquette" after a death

by danhole 10 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...

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thelma003 commented 5 months ago

Tortilla etiquette - you got to know when to fold

by rworange 8 years ago

Reading some of the comments on this blog, I am wondering if there is tortilla etiquette? http://hellofromhere.blogs...

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nathan31179 commented 5 months ago

WHEN to compliment food/chef

by gizmo18 7 months ago

Often times, dh eats his meal within 5-10 minutes of him being served. He occasionally will sit there with the kids a...

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julesrules commented 6 months ago

Bring a dish and a gift?

by storagelady 7 months ago

I was invited to a friend's house for Passover dinner. Of course I asked what I could bring, and she said "Chicken fo...

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Indy 67 commented 7 months ago

Personal Chef tipping?

by Runnergirl7 8 months ago

Hi all. We bid on and won at a charity fundraiser-- dinner for 8 in our home put on by a personal chef. Here's my que...

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ChefMikeinBurlington commented 7 months ago

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

by AmblerGirl 11 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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ricepad commented 9 months ago

Alice in wonderland theme? Food/buffet ideas?

by kikandy 9 months ago

Hello, we’re having a large gala dinner (120+ people). And each person is suggesting an idea and must search it and p...

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acgold7 commented 9 months ago

Thanksgiving Etiquette (rant alert)

by ssahls 11 months ago

1. RSVP. Teach your kids to RSVP 2. Don't come as a guest for 20 years and never offer to host. 3. Don't bring your...

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CaliforniaJoseph commented 9 months ago

Tipping before or after added tax?

by marymac 7 years ago

When we go to a restaurant, I always tip on the whole amount. My friend says you should tip only for the food, not th...

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CaliforniaJoseph commented 9 months ago

Guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

by hala 8 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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fryerlover commented 9 months ago

When a guest insists upon bringing the main dish to a dinner party

by dkrnet 11 months ago

My wife and I are hosting a holiday dinner party. For the first time in several years my brother, whom we don't reall...

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MikeG commented 10 months ago

How to politely say "do not bring food" on invitation

by rp17 10 months ago

I'm planning on throwing a 40th birthday party for my husband. We are inviting friends and family, and some of those...

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thegforceny commented 10 months ago