Guest Etiquette

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

by dkrnet 7 days 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...

jarona commented 4 days ago

Dear Dear Dinner Guest

by sandylc 21 days 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...


sandylc commented 5 days 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...


dfrostnh commented 10 days ago

Graduation Party Guest Etiquette

by nikkibgood79 8 months ago

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


GH1618 commented 2 months ago

Food "etiquette" after a death

by danhole 9 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...


Indy 67 commented 4 months ago

Why the Japanese slurp their noodles

by E Eto 6 years ago

Recently on a variety TV program here in Japan, there was a segment on eating habits of Japanese viewed from a foreig...


marin1 commented 6 months 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...


JeffinNYC commented 9 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...


lighthouse21 commented 11 months ago

Proper etiquette?

by Lacey1958 12 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...


Foxeyblue commented 12 months ago

TUMS at a dinner party?

by SamuelAt 3 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 12 months ago

Invitation etiquette

by hihope 12 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 12 months ago

If a host is rude to someone, is it OK to leave?

by SamuelAt 1 year ago

A colleague of mine, "Roz", invited a bunch of people over to her townhouse complex for an "End Of Summer Pool Party ...

outRIAAge commented 1 year ago

RSVP. Not.

by munchkin1 1 year ago

I am still on a tear about this. I am planning a holiday party early December. Those who could not afford me the simp...


sedimental commented 1 year ago

Host Gifts; What Is The Etiquette?

by NovoCuisine 11 years ago

My parents held a party last night for 20+ people. I offered my cooking services for it, and as 'payment' I jokingly...

LaLa commented 1 year ago

Floral Frustration

by munchkin1 1 year ago

Merry widow here was invited to a dinner party. I took flowers for the hostess for her coffee table. They were perfec...


munchkin1 commented 1 year ago

I see you haven't's good to see you anyway.

by SamuelAt 2 years ago

After being away for business and personal reasons, I decided it was time to have a gathering at my home. Since I wo...


munchkin1 commented 1 year ago

If you are invited over to friends' home for dinner...

by alkapal 9 years ago

Do you automatically ask, "Would you like me to bring anything?" Or do you think it impolite? If they say no, do yo...


Cusita01 commented 1 year ago

Cleaning while cohosting a party

by El_Mango 1 year ago

I was cohosting a Canada Day bbq with a friend of mine at her condo. She said I was cohosting, so it isn't like I mis...


ricepad commented 1 year ago

Why do they insist on feeding me rancid nuts?!

by kerosundae 6 years ago

In the last 2 months, 4 people have cooked for me on 5 occasions with different rancid nuts! (No, there isn't somethi...


BigEater213 commented 2 years ago

Why do guests INSIST on bringing a dish?

by candinr 2 years ago

We are always the host of friend get togethers. While I wouldn't call these get togethers "dinner parties", they are...

LMAshton commented 2 years ago