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To ask guests to eat takeaway on their laps?

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BetweenRockAndAHardPlace Wed 31-Dec-14 08:26:31

I have a cute but very compact 2-bed house, I only have room for a small foldaway table which seats 2-3 people and takes up nearly the whole living room when it's out and lvies in cupboard under the stairs most of the time. I've got total of 5 adults and one child round mine tonight for indian takeaway and drinks for NYE, and we'll have no option but to eat on our laps as I just don't have the space (one reason I don't often have many people over at mine at once!)
When I go to theirs we eat up their lovely big table. Will I be perceived as a slob? These are family members so not going to exactly be judgey to my face, I hope!

CaptainAnkles Wed 31-Dec-14 08:28:21

You don't eat takeaway at the table! It's nice cosy lazy food eaten curled up on a sofa. It is my house anyway.

PotteringAlong Wed 31-Dec-14 08:29:17

No one eats takeaway at the table! Have a lovely evening flowers

LuckyLopez Wed 31-Dec-14 08:29:36

I love eating off my lap, please don't worry. Do you have a coffee table or kitchen side you can lay it all out on and enough seats?

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 31-Dec-14 08:29:41

What's your kitchen like? Any room to eat in there?

How old are the people coming? Rude question but a throw on the floor and 'carpet picnic' would be great for a few 20 and 30 yo but not a group of people in their 70s.

RandomNPC Wed 31-Dec-14 08:30:08

I usually eat it at the table, but that's because I'm a messy sod.

5ChildrenAndIt Wed 31-Dec-14 08:31:08

What is the takeaway. IME pizza on lap = fine. Sloppy curry = potential for disaster.

LuckyLopez Wed 31-Dec-14 08:32:25

Op says Indian do I guessing it's a curry....

Pipbin Wed 31-Dec-14 08:33:14

I would imagine that it would be obvious to them that there is no way of eating at a table of the room is so small.
Unless one of your guests is my mother, who would shrivel up and die at the thought of eating off her lap, I wouldn't worry.

BetweenRockAndAHardPlace Wed 31-Dec-14 08:40:06

The guests are between 10 and early 50s who are all healthy and fit no problems there.
I've got a sideboard I can lay everything out on so that won't be an issue, have just enough seats for guests smile

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