Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Your Turn

When you go to the house of someone for dinner, do you usually bring a gift? What if it is just lunch?

93 comments:

derek harvey said...

what kinda dumb question is this...

Ray Nicolet said...

blunts or rolling papers usually

MontanaMarriott said...

I always bring bubbly or wine for both..

Hi CDAN Fam,
Hope everyone had an amazing 4th.

trainrides said...

I bring x number of cellphones, iPad and laptop.

Freya said...

LoL

derek harvey said...

hi Montana! You got a few correct reveals under your belt that day ; )

Freya said...

I bring my appetite.

sandybrook said...

Always I bring myself and that's a true gift because I do not visit..and if/when I do I always bring a nice bottle of something or dessert.

Angela said...

A bottle of my homemade wine!

sandybrook said...

Hi Montana!

Lady Heisenberg said...

Hey Trainrides!!!
What? You've got enough to eat at home, Enty.
Don't be a cheapskate, bring a bottle of some shit. It's always 5 o'clock somewhere, even if it's only lunch...

Dena said...

Wine or homemade bread for a dinner, a fun dessert for a lunch. Always.

Nothanksdarlin said...

I always intend too and then run out of time or forget until the last min. I do try to write a thank you Caen though afterward

WareCat said...

I bring Franzia for me.

NaughtyNurse said...

Yes. Usually a bottle or two of wine or a dessert.

Sugar said...

I bring one already rolled. #I'mabetterstonerthanRay

Also, I always bring wine and maybe a baked good. Cause I'm a totally awesome dinner guest and I need to make up for being a pescetarian.

Dena said...

Don't be such a stranger - you've been missed!

MeanieRhysie said...

Depends on the person. Sometimes a bottle of wine, or flowers, or dessert-y type of something. @Nothanksdarlin', I'm pretty good with writing thank you notes, too. :)

crila16 said...

Lunch - bring dessert
Dinner - bring wine
Late night - bring a condom

The Real Dragon said...

Their gift is my Presence

KidJones said...

Always. A great bottle of wine, flowers, a special dessert. And a thank you note within a week. It's just good manners and the late Matriarch Mrs. Kid Jones would roll over in her grave if I didn't.

trainrides said...

Lady H :)

Renoblondee said...

Wine.

Ray Nicolet said...

#letshaveastonerparty

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Almost always food or drink. And always, always, always too much food cuz I grew up in family of 7, 5 males; Tall, hungry, males. I only know huge portions, huge dishes.
Unless it's a last minute thing, and they insist I don't, and time is of the essence. (I need time for my mop, cheeks, lips and a pre-drink)

One friend, definitely ALWAYS a gift. A friend of my parents, now mine, always buys me gifts. Usually from Nordies. Followed by an $8 THANK YOU card in the mail. I LOVVVVVE HER!!

Omar Little said...

Wine or beer.

James said...

@ Ray and Sugar, you're so organized. I hurriedly pack a film container.

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

@kidJones. MamaKid raised u right!

Come over any time.

auntliddy said...

Always bring something, no matter what meal or occaision. Its fun and good manners.

Ray Nicolet said...

That's an old school stash container.

Sugar said...

James, would you like to come to our stoner party?
#stonersmakethebestdinnerguests

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

^5

....and bring the leftovers back home.

James said...

@Ray and Sugar today in WA state (here) it's the first day legal pot stores open up.

Sugar said...

#i'llbringthehash

Sugar said...

Have you gone to one yet, James?

James said...

I can roll very beautiful cone joints (the kind with the filter end).

Ray Nicolet said...

Jealous! You better hit onE up and smoke a fatty in honor of Sugs and I

helen smith said...

Yes and yes. Plus we have food allergies so we always bring food just in case

Ray Nicolet said...

#illbringspecialcookies
#alsocanmakespecialbutter
#alsoihavesomeshrooms

James said...

Will do.

Sugar said...

Ok you win. I'm seriously wishing we could party together now!

MISCH said...

I always bring something…flowers, cake, wine….a book

Sincerely,Your Friend said...

Some people even insist that I bring my 5lb killer dog. (I know??????) But I make sure she leaves her little gifts back home.

Ray Nicolet said...

Sweeet! I roll blunts better than joints and I have a sweet collection of glass pieces and a big ass gravity bong.

James said...

I imagine some day there will be a CDaN convention. Hopefully in WA or CO.

saltygirl said...

Always wine. As a gift, and just in case!

Ray Nicolet said...

It'll happen boo, its on my bucket list to get fully baked with you

Sunshine said...

Never show up empty-handed. It's a rule.

Dena said...

What leftovers?

discoflux said...

A plastic bag full of class rings.

#Gitit said...

Wine, a few gourmet cheeses, a more expensive ice cream (weird, I know), or something similar. So yeah, I bring something.

TalksTooMuch said...

Always wine, sometimes a baked good or two as well

Brian said...

Ass, grass, or cash. Nobody visits for free...

meme deemed said...

Desert pastries

Wine

Sugar said...

Do you bring your girlfriend or wife?

Malibu Borebee said...

Wine, flowers, a chi-chi candle or candy, pretty hand soaps or some silly thing that suits that particular person. One friend collects tacky plastic snow globes, another collects little elephants. A lunch hostess gift depends on the hostess, some yes, some no.

Brea Lowe said...

Um, if I offer to host and cook lunch, am I invited?

Sugar said...

Come on over, Brea! Plenty to share. It'll be like a Snoop Dog video up in here!

tennis peach said...

I usually take a bottle of wine or some cute cocktail napkins

Mz Kitty said...

my favorite bottle of 1.5 L wine so I can sit there with a genuine smile on my face just in case it's a boring ass visit

Its just U said...

One? ONE, Sugar? Please. I'm like Snoop at a house party. ;-)

Frosty said...

Colt 45 and pot, naturally.

Its just U said...

I love you Disco.

Its just U said...

I am usually the host, but I don't expect anything. Empty plates and a few compliments are enough for me.
Now, if someone wanted to be good and roll while I cook I won't say nay.
And rum is always welcome in my house, but not essential.
Can I go to the SugarRay Partay?? You know you want me....

AJ said...

Batties for everyone !!!

Sugar said...

I meant one right after the other, IJU! I usually bring this much weed to a dinner!

Its just U said...

That's more like it. In the words of the great Paulie in Goodfellas 'now we can eat!'

AJ said...

Cones are the best but I always use a filter in my joints, cones & blunts but prefer to smoke out of glass like my bong.

TalksTooMuch said...

Sure you do, Smoke-a!

Ray Nicolet said...

Your invitation has been sent. Brea as well!

PJ said...

Lunch? Who invites someone to their house for LUNCH? That said, I do think it's always nice to bring a bottle of mid-priced wine if you've been invited to dinner and you know that the family in question drinks and will appreciate it. I feel like anything other than that is strange. Like, don't give someone fancy soaps or something just because they've invited you to a meal! Lol. You could always bring a dessert too but that might be a bit to presumptuous; maybe they already have something that they made and were going to serve and want to be the sole finale to the evening.

AJ said...

Don't ya know it TTM ;-)

AJ said...

IJU
Looks about right !

beth olio said...

I've totally invited people to my house for lunch but I don't expect them to bring anything. Usually it's not a complicated lunch buffet. I would think it weird if they showed up with wine for lunch.

What does get on my tits etiquette-wise is a recent invite I got to an anniversary party thrown by the couple's grown-ass daughter. It was BYOB and BYOChair and a pot luck but she was insistent on an RSVP. What does it matter how many guests you have if they're bringing their own booze, food and seating?

Rhiannon said...

Growing up in the South we were taught never ever EVER go anywhere without at least a small token of thanks for being welcomed into someone's home. I'm a baker so I'll usually bring some small pastry that doesn't need to be served immediately.

Last year I ordered too much wine for a party so had two leftover cases of prosecco. It's been great just grabbing a bottle on the way out the door. Everyone loves a little bubbly and I love not having to panic about what I'm going to do for a hostess gift.

Its just U said...

Much appreciated. And you are cordially invited to my smoke shack any time. No gift required.

katydid said...

SugarRay! That's hilarious high 5 IJU!

I'm always the hostess too and those you know me well enough to be invited know to bring me bubbles.

katydid said...

*who* not you :(

Its just U said...

I have a magnum of bubbly in the fridge just waiting for an excuse, Katydid.

NaughtyNurse said...

Well, come on over, Its Just U! I'll grill some hot dogs!

FlirtyChick74 said...

@auntliddy: I totally agree. I usually cook something or if I'm asked not to bring anything then I just bring wine and/or flowers.

Tigercat said...

Yes, I bring something - booze, dessert, bread/cheeses, gourmet candy, flowers, etc.

Gift selection depends upon who/what's on the menu/where.

I think cooking is fun, but when you throw a shindig or serve a dinner, it's still time and effort so a little nod of thanks is always appreciated.

audrey said...

If it is a big Holiday dinner, then I bring wine, or flowers, sometimes even a surprise dish...like dessert or cookies. Otherwise, no.

witwritergirl said...

Bring something always.

witwritergirl said...

Bring something always.

auntliddy said...

Just remembering...I once bought kazoos for everybody-25 pr30- to a christmas eve party. Man that was fun!!!!

Cee Kay said...

I don't bring anything. And I hate it when people bring me something. Can we just get together and hang out without making a huge production out of it?

PotPourri said...

I'm not a big fan of eating at other people's houses, and I certainly don't have dinner at someone else's house.

Pigtown*Design said...

Never show up empty-handed!

Nothanksdarlin said...

Jez, I even tried to proff read this before bit posted.

CanadianMiss said...

I don't do fancy dinners with friends. Usually pizza or bbq, and if they insist we say bring dessert. We'll usually grab a cheesecake from Superstore if they don't specify what to bring. Cheesecake, yum...

sugarbread maker said...

Ray.. When do you want to have an OG Batman party? ?

Ray Nicolet said...

Whenever you want sugarbread!