Then we got an invite to their childs christening, which was great, but they put on the invite that EVERYONE had to bring something for the buffet cos they didnt want to provide the food for us?
If I have a party I provide some drinks, some food (if a BBQ) but generally my friends will bring stuff too. If I go to a party I always take my own drink, and if it's a BBQ I always take something to eat. If people had to pay for EVERYTHING no-one would ever have a party...well unless they were familiar with off-shore banking anyway party pooper.I would be a bit offended if I was invited as a guest to someone'e house and expected to bring my own provisions.i would provide some - enough for a glass each - but be expecting the majority to bring something along - it's standard now i think - either to have at the party or to be put aside to take to the next party.not at all offensive, people drink different things you cant cater for everyone, we had a massive party and provided all the food BBq and buffet and put on the invite bring a bottle.
didnt bother anyone at all as they are my FRIENDS I think most people would bring a bottle, but TBH if you can't provide for your guests why are you having a party?This kind of got my back up, but not sure exactly why to be honest....? I usually bring my own bottle of soft drinks, as I dont drink anyway. I usually have a my friends up (theyre a couple) and they both NEVER bring anything to my house and drink all my drinkables and eat all the munchies.This kind of got my back up, but not sure exactly why to be honest....? TE=Elena C(39);7895210]I think most people would bring a bottle, but TBH if you can't provide for your guests why are you having a party?Certainly, if I went to a party of a dinner, and someone had turned up without anything, that would be frowned on because it's expected, it's not a "lovely gesture".Though if it were me hosting the party, if a close friend of mine were genuinely skint, and say I wasn't, I would say don't bother.Or maybe you would i thought it was the norm to bring a bottle.