Bring Roses chocolates!!!!!
Bring Roses chocolates!!!!!
With my close circle of friends, we normally organise it so the host doesn't have to do everything and the rest of us contribute (e.g. one brings a salad, one brings sweets, etc). When we are invited to something at a friend's house where it's not so informal as it is with the close circle, I will ask if I can bring anything and if they say no, we will take a bottle of wine and/or box of chocolates or something like that. To our weekly dinner at the parentals, we bring nothing except our sparkling company, or maybe something to share if we've got leftover cake or something like that.
To be honest when DH and I ask another couple over for a meal and they show up completely empty handed we do notice, and think it's kind of rude. But we are pretty judgemental
Yep always. I was brought up you always bring something. Same as always take a present to a party.
Tbh I get annoyed if I cook a nice big fancy dinner for friends and they can't even bring a salad or bread sticks or even a bottle of wine.
I used to host all the time and one couple NEVER brought anything and never hosted, it made me feel used.
Last edited by waterlily; 03-02-2012 at 15:12.
To friends places, then yes I do. I don't expect others to though when I host something, I always plan without wanting them to bring anything along lol. I am just in a habbit of taking something to others houses because my parents always did it with their friends and where I grew up all of us fell into the same pattern of bringing a share plate. I notice people don't do that where I live now, but they also don't seem to do things every thurs, fri, sat etc that people did in the town I grew up in. Here it seems more of a once off thing so the hosts are happy to provide everything.
DH's family don't bring anything if we host. We do usually contribute when we go to functions they put on at their houses.
So what about to a baby shower or party where you bring a present?
I do usually call ahead and ask if they want us to bring anything, but people always say no, and then we show up and everyone has brought something!!
I would always ask, but wouldn't necessarily take something if they were adament not to.
Although a small gift I'm sure is always appreciated, say a bottle of wine, or chocolates, a nice bottle of olive oil etc - something they don't have to consume straight away but is a nice gesture. But I don't think it's essential.
I always ask if they want me to make dessert or bring cheese etc if no then I always bring wine/beer I can't go empty handed !
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