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Guest Etiquette

Why do guests INSIST on bringing a dish?

by candinr 3 years ago

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

babette feasts

babette feasts commented 4 days ago

WHEN to compliment food/chef

by gizmo18 10 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...


fryerlover commented 13 days ago

Floral Frustration

by munchkin1 2 years ago

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

hill food

hill food commented 3 months ago

Cigarette smoke gets in your food

by Spice_zing 7 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...


jeebee commented 5 months ago

Dear Dear Dinner Guest

by sandylc 1 year 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...


BigG commented 6 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...


thelma003 commented 8 months ago

Bring a dish and a gift?

by storagelady 10 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...


Indy 67 commented 10 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...


ricepad commented 12 months ago

Guests not offering to do dishes, is it rude?

by hala 9 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...


fryerlover commented 1 year ago

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

by dkrnet 1 year 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...


MikeG commented 1 year ago

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

by rp17 1 year ago

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


thegforceny commented 1 year ago

Graduation Party Guest Etiquette

by nikkibgood79 1 year 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 1 year ago

Why the Japanese slurp their noodles

by E Eto 7 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 1 year ago

Proper etiquette?

by Lacey1958 2 years 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 2 years ago

TUMS at a dinner party?

by SamuelAt 4 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

hill food commented 2 years ago

Invitation etiquette

by hihope 2 years 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 2 years ago

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

by SamuelAt 2 years 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 2 years ago

RSVP. Not.

by munchkin1 2 years 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 2 years ago

Host Gifts; What Is The Etiquette?

by NovoCuisine 12 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 2 years ago

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

by SamuelAt 3 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 2 years ago