Host Etiquette

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

by dkrnet 3 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 1 hour ago

Most egregious host/ess behavior

by yesisaidit 22 days ago

I've heard of people being invited over to a BBQ being served hotdogs and hamburgers while the host cooked himself a ...


LeoLioness commented 22 days ago

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

by oursouthernsojourn 5 months ago

Hello Chowhounders! I've just come back from a trip and my husband has decided he would like to have a barbecue t...


therealdoctorlew commented 5 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

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

Eat! Drink! Italy! with Vic Rallo

by boogie350 2 years ago

I've always found the info to be priceless on this show, but all the while feeling something simply disturbing about ...


wlipman commented 1 year ago

Etiquette at a wedding reception

by Eon 1 year ago

Attended a wedding reception and had a wonderful time. Solid food, solid wine good service etc. At one point the ...

nannygoat 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

To the Cocktail Party and NOT the Dinner...

by fur621 1 year ago

Hi! I was thinking of hosting my birthday celebration in two parts: a cocktail party and then dinner. My building has...


ricepad commented 1 year ago

Dinner party gone awkward

by matchapopcorn 1 year ago

I decided to edit out specific details from this post to avoid possible social faux pas in the future. So this we...


fryerlover commented 1 year ago

New Year's Eve Party Food: Reheated

by SamuelAt 2 years ago

After a slow season for holiday parties, my GF and I were delighted to be invited to a "New Year's Blowout" party by ...

phofiend 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

To nudge or not nudge an indecisive host?

by sushee 2 years ago

Sorry if this is too long. This is kind of a vent, as well as asking a question. I have friends who have hosted Chris...


sushee commented 2 years ago

Ways to refuse univited guests

by Astur 6 years ago

So hubby and I handled the current situation already, but, I am looking for ways I or anyone else could in the future...

coll commented 2 years ago

Rude guests bringing wine - should I have served it?

by kali_MM 9 years ago

I'm still brooding about this one, and am wondering if I reacted badly... what are your thoughts? Some friends/acc...


Bada Bing commented 2 years ago

Is Gatorade an acceptable generic name for sports drinks?

by ebchower 2 years ago

Band Aid, Frisbee, Scotch Tape, Clorox, Q-Tips. All brand names that people use to describe products generically. ...

512window commented 2 years ago

Is it okay to ask guests at a suprise party to pay to attend?

by Enjoyyourfood 2 years ago

I've been invited to a friends suprise birthday party by a mutual acquaintance. When she had initially invited she di...

Kajikit commented 2 years ago