I invited six friends to come over for dinner on New Years Eve. It's a bit of a tradition that they always come to ours. DH and I enjoy cooking and we usually do quite a formal meal, with starter, main course, pudding etc.
But last weekend, I broke my wrist and won't be able to cook. I don't want DH to have to do it all, as he's got to do all of Christmas now. I don't want to cancel, but was thinking of asking my guests if they could all bring a dish to share this year. Is that rude or ok?
I've had to do the same this year. I cater for 12 on Christmas day, the full works. I spend weeks prepping. This year I'm having surgery so asked everyone to bring a buffet. No-one has minded, people are even coming the day before to help DH clean the house before I get out of hospital. Enjoy them running after you.