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What is an appropriate gift to bring for a Muslim host & hostess?

Etiquette Filter: My partner teaches music lessons and the parents of two of his students have invited us to dinner in their home. In addition to the regular payment for the lessons, they are very generous and bring him a gift nearly every time they come for lessons. What gift should we bring for the host & hostess? [more inside]
posted by nathaole on Jan 7, 2014 - 17 answers

Yule Be Swell! Yule Be Great!

We will be hosting a very large Yule gathering in our home next month, and I need ideas on ways to feed people affordably but impressively with simple but very elegant dishes. We set the bar pretty high last year, so the H is O. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes on Nov 3, 2013 - 22 answers

Help me feed my friends.

Summer recipes for a hungry crew and a cook who kind of sucks at following recipes? [more inside]
posted by functionequalsform on May 10, 2013 - 12 answers

The Lazy Gift Giver

This is a question about giving gift cards at a work Christmas get together. [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Dec 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Ideas for Vampire Dinner Party

Ideas for a vampire-themed dinner party [more inside]
posted by rainbowbrite on Oct 10, 2012 - 30 answers

Dinner party music recommendations

Recommend me some nice indie records to play at low volume during a dinner with friends. [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on Sep 4, 2011 - 49 answers

Light summer menu to go with cream pies and champagne?

Can you help me out with some menu suggestions for a light summer party meal? Must go with cream pies for dessert, and champagne to drink! We're hosting a casual but nice, semi-seated party for 15-20 on Saturday night, and while we have drinks and dessert set, I seem to be totally unable to come up with anything much for the rest... [more inside]
posted by crabintheocean on Aug 22, 2011 - 15 answers

What's a nice easy dish I can bring to a party?

What can I bring to a potluck on Friday? Something easy and fast and not too scary to actually assemble. Oh, and can keep for two days. [more inside]
posted by silverstatue on Aug 15, 2011 - 23 answers

Help us find a spot for our rehearsal dinner in Chicago

Where in Chicago should we have our rehearsal dinner? We need a place that's got a private room for 40 people on Labor Day weekend. We are on a budget, and we have a few criteria. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Jun 27, 2011 - 7 answers

Wheelchair-accessible hotspots in London?

My friend & housemate has a big birthday weekend planned (London, Thursday – Monday). There's an itinerary, filled with lots of amazing things (spa days, aquarium, shows, etc.), but in the event that some of these places aren't wheelchair accessible, we need some back up events planned. What are some great places to go/see/party in London that are definitely wheelchair accessible, relatively easy to get to, and would be able to host a party of 3-8 people at the last minute with minimal hassle all around? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on May 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Party for 5 or 50

Have you ever had an open house dinner party? How would I go about this? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Dec 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Like a turkey trying to fly.

I'm hosting my first Thanksgiving. I have zero idea what I'm doing. Advice, s'il vous plait! [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Nov 20, 2009 - 46 answers

Dinner Party!

Teach me how to be a great host. I'm hosting a dinner party for my SO's birthday in September. Give me some tips to make everyone (including the birthday boy and ME) feel relaxed and happy. [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Jul 20, 2009 - 22 answers

remedial hostessing 101

I want to give dinner parties! But I don't know how. Please give me all your tips and secrets. Three limitations: I am not a fabulous cook, and don't have a ton of free time, and my social group is really diffuse (ie most of my friends only know me and none of my other friends).
posted by footnote on Nov 16, 2008 - 19 answers

Your brother wants steak

I need your recommendations for steakhouses in the D.C./Northern Virginia area. [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on Sep 18, 2008 - 15 answers

What is this drawing?

What is this drawing/painting/print I saw? It is in Grendel's Den at Harvard Square. It involves dog and a fancy dinner. [more inside]
posted by comatose on Aug 27, 2008 - 3 answers

make me an old school vegan foody for one weekend

I'm having vegans over for dinner. Vegans that know how to cook. Foodie vegans. Hip, cool, foodie vegans. Did I mention that I am not a vegan, vegetarian or hip? [more inside]
posted by brinkzilla on Jan 19, 2008 - 34 answers

under the best circumstances, beans & chile can upset your stomach

Calling all Crohnies! I'm helping to throw a traditional New Mexican dinner party for a group of students on Thursday night. We'd planned for the vegetarian contingency, but have found out that one young woman has a bad case of Crohn's Disease. [more inside]
posted by Sara Anne on Oct 7, 2007 - 7 answers

Organizing dinners for groups of 8

What is the best way to split 80+ people into dinners for groups of 8? (more details) [more inside]
posted by realblanka on May 7, 2007 - 4 answers

How do you impress your dinner guests?

Dinner Parties! I'm looking for impressive recipes. How did you last knock your guests' socks off? A few minor restrictions and links to previous great threads inside. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Nov 27, 2005 - 18 answers

What to serve guests

FoodFilter: I am hosting a small birthday party this Friday evening starting around 7pm, and my guests will expect some (dinner) food to be available. What can I serve them? (More Inside) [more inside]
posted by sebas on Jul 8, 2004 - 11 answers

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