I always take something and if the hosts have said not to bring anything then I usually will buy a bunch of flowers and take a bottle of wine.
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03-02-2012 15:59 #21
03-02-2012 16:00 #22Senior Member
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I always take my Children's food because they have PKU and one of them is also anaphylactic to eggs, so I have to ensure that what they eat is safe for them.
I will offer sometimes to make a dish (usually dessert), but not always - it depends who it is. I'll always take alcohol and flowers though, no matter where we've been invited.
It really bugs me when we have a family function on my husband's side and we're asked to take food (for the adults). I never ask any of them to bring anything here and so now I don't even offer to take food down there. I've always been brought up with the attitude of ' if you ask people to your home for a meal or party, you provide everything'.
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03-02-2012 16:03 #23
Yes, I always bring something either for the host or something that can be shared communally, whether I am asked or not. It doesn't always have to be a food/dessert item, sometimes it can be wine or flowers.
My Mum was one of *those* Mums who would load me up with stuff to take and give to the parents on my sleep overs, I used to be terribly embarassed as I was always the only person to bring things, little did I know what a generous and lovely sentiment it was.
03-02-2012 16:09 #24
Depends who invited us.
My family we don't, that's just how they are. DH's family we do, money is a lot tighter. My best friends, always do, it's just how we roll. DH's best friends, everyone brings something for the BBQ & we take cookies & cream cheese cake. Apparently it's mandatory that I make it now.
03-02-2012 16:11 #25
Always! If they are drinkers we will take a nice bottle of wine and if not, a box of choccies. It just a way of saying 'thank you for having us'.
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03-02-2012 16:14 #26
I ask and if they say bring something then yes, otherwise no. When im
Hosting if someond asks i will say whether or not to bring something, i never expect anything. I used to be embarrassed about rocking up with empty hands when everyone else seems to bring something, now i dont care!
03-02-2012 16:16 #27Our family is complete!
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No I don't. I was brought up that if you invite someone to your house you provide...unless it's like a really big thing with lots of people. If people don't specify anything then I just take food for my kids if I need to (food allergies) and rock up empty handed.
I just always tell people to bring their drinks to my house...it solves the problem of turning up empty handed for them and we only drink water so it saves us buying stuff we will never drink.
If someone turned up to my house with a salad or breadsticks or a dessert after I'd said 'bring nothing' it would bug me cause I would have catered for all of the food and then had food go to waste.
I rarely entertain because I really don't enjoy it (the social side fine, but the work side of things...blah)
03-02-2012 16:19 #28
i usually ask if there's anything i can/should bring. even when i'm going to family's places for a big gathering. often i'm told no so i don't feel bad about not taking anything then.
03-02-2012 16:20 #29
With family we generally don't, but i always offer to make something to bring along. It's just not the thing in our family. With friends we do though, i'll offer to make something, if they don't need anything i'll get the host a bottle of wine or some choccies or something little to say thanks for having us and our rowdy children!
03-02-2012 16:22 #30
Usually flowers for the hostess or a bottle of wine or some chocolates. Just to say thank you for going to the effort
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