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    Also, I wouldn't bring anything if I was told not to, but if it is a play date with several people coming it may pay to bring something you can have in your bag (if you carry a big enough one) such as crackers. That way you can gauge the place once there. If other people bring food, then pull the crackers out. If they don't, leave them in your bag, no harm done.

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    I'm honestly surprised at the replies, i was bought up to never arrive empty handed ( that it's rude not to bring a token item).
    Everytime I've had people over or gone somewhere even when "don't bring a thing" is mentioned a small token has been present

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    Quote Originally Posted by maternidade View Post
    I'm honestly surprised at the replies, i was bought up to never arrive empty handed ( that it's rude not to bring a token item).
    Everytime I've had people over or gone somewhere even when "don't bring a thing" is mentioned a small token has been present
    I'll take something to a BBQ, or for a lunch or for dinner or drinks. But not a play date.

    It actually really irritates me when people bring food to play dates. Unless their kid has a food allergy or intolerance.

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    TV tells me that this is the solution :

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    TV tells me that this is the solution :

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    Chocolate? At a kids play date!!!! My god you'll be lynched.

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    Just adding if you want to bring something just tell the host. Often if I've been baking j'll mention that I'm bringing such and such to give them a heads up.

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    See I always figured that if my kid was invited to your house for a play date (ie, our kids will most likely trash your house and/or backyard together with toys and then you'll need to clean up after we're gone) then the least I can do is bring something to snack on.

    I've never not been to one, or hosted one, where the mum/mums invited didn't bring something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misho View Post
    See I always figured that if my kid was invited to your house for a play date (ie, our kids will most likely trash your house and/or backyard together with toys and then you'll need to clean up after we're gone) then the least I can do is bring something to snack on.

    I've never not been to one, or hosted one, where the mum/mums invited didn't bring something.
    My thinking too

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    Default What to bring when you're told not to bring a thing

    With my mother's group, we have always just taken enough for our kids, but in shareable form so that all the kids get stuck into each other's food.

    If they have said nothing, I would probably be happy not taking anything. I definitely mean it when I say to visitors not to bring anything.

    Last time we had people over, they asked what to bring, I said nothing. They brought a quiche anyway but had forgotten DD2 has a mild egg allergy, so we had major issues with their kids wanting quiche and meanwhile trying to keep DD2 (only 18 months old) away from it while she was tantruming about wanting everything the bigger kids had.
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    I'd take some fruit or pikelets or scones. We nearly always bring something along

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