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When You Go to a Party, Do You Bring the Host/Hostess a Gift?

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sumnboutme sumnboutme 9 years
If it's a pretty formal event, I do. If it's just a dinner with my firends, not really because it's usually pot luck.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
cosmetics-that's rude!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Why something expensive for a dinner party or such? It's just polite to bring something simple it's not as if it were a birthday and you're bringing a gift.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
No you would just offer for next time.
michichan michichan 9 years
How about dinners out, if they're paying. Do you bring a gift then?
michichan michichan 9 years
Would you prefer a functional gift or something fancy?
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Ya a lot of people do, it's amazing how rude some people are...
Hautie Hautie 9 years
Always. But I am surprise by how many people don't. It is just bad manners to show up for a party without a small item for the hostess. No matter how casual the get together may be... you always take something.
emalove emalove 9 years
ALWAYS, even if it's something small. I think it's kind of rude not to.
cosmetics-queen cosmetics-queen 9 years
Sorta off the subject...i remember one time i got invited to a new friend's house warming party she had asked everyone to bring their own alcohol to drink but when everone showed up with a bottle of wine she kept it for herself. (keep in mind we all brought her gifts for her new home).
Random2 Random2 9 years
It depends on the type of party. I'm taking a gift for the hostess of a dinner party I'm going to tonight, but if it's just a casual get-together with friends, usually not.
kiwitwist kiwitwist 9 years
I do usually but not when it is my family.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 9 years
I was going to check the sometimes option, but couldn't think of an example when you wouldn't. So always :) Of course, according to the comments I've read above it all depends on what you consider to be a "party."
LolaKat LolaKat 9 years
Yes, even to my parents or my bf's parents. Wine or a super nice loaf of bread from a specialty bakery (I know, maybe just in my circle) is always appreciated.
meijan415 meijan415 9 years
absolutely yes! definitely as a gesture of appreciation for the host/ess.
Marseeah Marseeah 9 years
Usually! But if it's a just-hanging-out-with-best-friends-after-work thing, I generally don't grab anything. But otherwise I bring wine or Prosecco. YUM.
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
julieulie great thoughts...
michichan michichan 9 years
Flowers are a good idea too, thanks!
michichan michichan 9 years
I always ask what I can bring-they'll usually askf ro wine or salad or dessert.
julieulie julieulie 9 years
It depends on the party. If it's an actual coordinated party or brunch or real get-together, I always bring food of some sort (muffins, a cake, if it's being held by one of my bachelor friends I might bring him a cooked dinner for the next few nights) or at least a bottle of wine. If it's a last minute phone call asking if I want to come over in an hour, then generally not, unless I have something already baked or I run into Whole Foods and pick something up from the bakery.
Marci Marci 9 years
Always. Even if the host insists not to. A bottle of wine, flowers, some baked goods I know they like.
partysugar partysugar 9 years
I almost always do.
mamaseacat mamaseacat 9 years
Sometimes it's just a bunch of us good friends who get together and we don't bother with hostess gifts. It usually a potluck so we bring something to share.
gooniette gooniette 9 years
My parents, no. They don't need anything else in their house. Everyone else, yes.
Brendelwoman Brendelwoman 9 years
It wasn't something I grew up with so now that I know I will try to bring something.
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