Host Etiquette

Cooking for a crowd- Keeping food warm

by ilovecooking721 8 days ago

I am new to the whole thing of having people over for dinner. I absolutely LOVE cooking for family and friends but I ...

herby commented 5 days 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...


ricepad commented 21 days ago

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

by dkrnet 2 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...


MikeG commented 1 month 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...

thegforceny commented 2 months ago

Most egregious host/ess behavior

by yesisaidit 3 months 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 3 months ago

Settle a BBQ Etiquette Disagreement, Please?

by oursouthernsojourn 8 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 8 months 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...


JeffinNYC 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 1 year 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 10 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

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