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    I always imply the title of this thread to operate in real life. I always take something nice to an occasion ( not necessarily food, mind you, it could be a cake of soap or a bunch of home grown flowers). Its just a nice gesture and not at all about ' eating'. In my opinion...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Don't take anything, you've been told not to take anything- the host may have something planned and if you bring stuff there will be too much food.
    I agree with this. I ask people not to bring anything as I am catering for the playdate but they bring food and then leave me with the left overs.

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    If I was going to a new friends house I wouldn't bring anything but if we go to our normal groups house I will quite often take some fruit or hot cross buns because I have 3 kids and we never do play dates at my place so I have to say thank you for them having us so often.

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    I wouldn't bring anything.

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    For a playdate I'd bring nothing, especially if they've asked you to bring nothing. And then you reciprocate with an invite to have a playdate at your house next.

    For a dinner invite at someone's house where they've said, 'oh no don't need to bring anything', then I bring a nice bottle of wine and chocolates (if you know they drink wine).

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    I wouldn't bring anything, it's just a play date. If I invited a kid over to play with mine and they brought a fruit platter I'd be thinking 'oh dear, it's one of these health nut mums. She's probably terrified her child might have to consume vegemite' lol Seriously though, it's a nice thought and all, but I wouldn't bring the platter.

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    If you've been specifically asked not to bring anything, I wouldn't.
    If I were planning to host/cater a play date and someone brought something when I'd said not to, I'd be a little offended.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissMuppet View Post
    For a playdate I'd bring nothing, especially if they've asked you to bring nothing. And then you reciprocate with an invite to have a playdate at your house next.

    For a dinner invite at someone's house where they've said, 'oh no don't need to bring anything', then I bring a nice bottle of wine and chocolates (if you know they drink wine).
    This exactly. A gift for the host is a lovely idea but I hate it when people bring platters of food when you've said not to. And then they leave it at my house and I end up either (a) pigging out on it because I have no self control! or (b) throwing it in the bin to avoid 'a' and feeling guilty for wasting food.

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    play dates I have no idea about but under general circumstances, if I'm told to not bring anything, I'll bring wine. if the hosts are non drinkers, some kind of cake or nice dessert or fancy biscuits/macarons.

    maybe a fruit platter for a play date or some kind of other snack or food? or some cupcakes for the adults to enjoy?

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    Even though it's just a play date and certainly no biggie, I dunno, I'd still want to bring something if I knew the mum was putting on morning tea.
    I've never been on a playdate so what do I know, anyway? Lol. Do the parents stay or is it a drop off/pick up later thing? If you're staying you could bring a little tub of dip and crackers? Nothing OTT, just a little thing to put out?
    And it doesn't even have to be food - maybe just a couple of cheapie bottles of blowing bubbles? A sheet of stickers for the kids to share and play with?


 

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