I ask or suggest I bring something eg some nibbles, bread rolls or something or meat if its a bbq. I have a friend who whenever we have a play date, bring like a whole bag of stuff. Juices, pre packaged kiddy stuff, fruit,0biscuits.. She probably spends at least 20 bucks and I really don't like it. Its offensive to me, like she is saying I don't or can't provide enough myself.
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03-02-2012 16:23 #31Senior Member
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03-02-2012 21:07 #32Senior Member
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03-02-2012 21:56 #33
I rarely turn up empty handed unless its a really informal playdate, and even then i have food for the kids cos they have allergies and we never leave home without several snacks at least.
But if hostess asks for no food i will generally bring alcohol or something, only because on those occasions where i turn up empty handed i feel awkward. If its a friends thing, generally we arrange bring-a-plate
03-02-2012 22:13 #34
Always. I could never go empty handed!
03-02-2012 22:23 #35
We always take a bottle of wine to dinner/lunch dates. For BBQs DH might take beer instead of wine. I always offer to bring a salad or dessert, often making Chocolate Bavarian (my signature dessert which everyone seems to request).
With MG we all take enough food for the kids to share and for playdates I always pack snacks for DS (with enough for the host children to eat if they want).
I think it's rude to turn up for a meal without a bottle of wine or chocolates if they are non drinkers.
03-02-2012 22:46 #36
i always offer to bring something and if they say no we always bring drinks.
also i bring food for my kids cause they can be picky and are used to eating early so if i bring stuff i know they'll like it, not have to wait for their dinner etc
03-02-2012 23:20 #37
I always take something but if I'm hosting I like to provide everything. I'm a better giver
03-02-2012 23:47 #38Senior Member
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04-02-2012 00:56 #39
Usually yes, unless we are asked not too specifically which is not often. I like to bring something but I don't mind either way, I'm happy to give the host a hand
04-02-2012 01:05 #40
I always ask. If they say nothing I always take something small like soft drink, bag of chocolates etc
Tonight we went to my best friends house for dinner and we took her dog a toy wrapped up and all lol because my DD always annoys the dog!
Personally if people show up to mine empty handed I dont give it a 2nd thought.
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