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    Default Re: Playdate etiquette...

    Oh and I should say, I don't *expect* that everyone who comes to my house brings food & tidies up. I like having friends over, giving them nice fruit or home-baked goodies But a thank you and a bit of thoughtfulness is appreciated.

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    I always take food. Last play date I made scones and homemade raspberry jam. Normally I'll just take fruit and crackers or veggie Scrolls.

    I always get DD to help pack up toys before we leave.

    Our play dates usually go for 3+ hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by missie_mack View Post
    I was brought up to believe it was rude to go to someones place empty handed. Yes we always tidy up after ourselves and usually stay about 2 hours

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    I don't do play dates as such... More like 'mummy downtime' with friends, and it's always in the mid-late afternoon and we don't bring snacks we bring wine, and drink it whoever is hosting provides cheese and crackers etc.

    We sit outside, kids play outside so no cleaning up required!

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    I must live in bizzarro world, whenever I've visited anyone or had anyone over, host always provides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    I don't do play dates as such... More like 'mummy downtime' with friends, and it's always in the mid-late afternoon and we don't bring snacks we bring wine, and drink it whoever is hosting provides cheese and crackers etc.

    We sit outside, kids play outside so no cleaning up required!
    Lol sounds like my kinda play date I'm free tomorrow Arvo...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeetTheBluths View Post
    I don't do play dates as such... More like 'mummy downtime' with friends, and it's always in the mid-late afternoon and we don't bring snacks we bring wine, and drink it whoever is hosting provides cheese and crackers etc.

    We sit outside, kids play outside so no cleaning up required!
    Oh my I love this idea! I usually take something too, I always ask the host what they would like me to bring/allergies etc.
    I'm afraid a couple of playdates at my place have been very messy too..so now I am going to limit the playdates to 1-2 families at a time. The last playdate I kept the kids playing outside..is that rude?

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    I must live in bizzarro world, whenever I've visited anyone or had anyone over, host always provides.

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    DD is allergic to dairy and egg so I always take food. Plus I had it drummed in to never go anywhere invited empty handed. Thanks Mum

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    I must live in bizzarro world, whenever I've visited anyone or had anyone over, host always provides.

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    Same. Maybe it's an inner city thing!

    It's not rude to come empty handed when its expected and when you reciprocate.

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    Bringing food - varies. Usually a few people in my playdate group bring food, AND the host always provides too. Sometimes that can lead to food overload, so usually it works out that the host does it, and then one or two of us do, and the others don't. If I haven't brought any in a while then I will do. Nothing formal - and it works for our group.

    Clearing up - yes, always offer to help. Sometimes the host declines though.

    Time - varies. Anything from 1hr to 3hrs+. It depends on how good a time we're all having/ how many rounds of coffee.


 

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