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To think that if you host a party for yourself you should provide food and drink

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housebox Thu 27-Feb-14 18:03:56

One of my friends is having a birthday party for herself at her house. She has invited people but asked everyone to bring a dish and given out a list of things they need for people to tick off. This encompasses everything you might have at a buffet plus alcoholic/non alcoholic drinks to I assume that this means she is not providing anything!

There is nothing saying that we are not to bring gifts either so she is clearly expecting pressies too.

Said friend and her husband are fairly well off so well able to afford to cater for the small group that have been invited.

I understand that if someone is having a general get-together like a BBQ and offering their house as the venue you might ask people to bring a dish but if you are actually having the party to celebrate your own birthday surely it is quite rude to basically ask people to pay for your party!

2rebecca Sat 01-Mar-14 18:09:02

throw not through

PublicEnemyNumeroUno Sat 01-Mar-14 20:46:56

I never get invited anywhere sad

Bunbaker Sat 01-Mar-14 23:08:51

"I make horrible salads (I've never got the hang of it) "

I'm bewildered that you can't make salad. You just wash and cut up the ingredients and put them in a bowl, then make up a vinaigrette with one part balsamic vinegar, three parts of extra virgin olive oil and some seasoning, then mix it in just before serving. What is so difficult about that?

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