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To gift or not to gift?

I'm invited to an engagement party. From preliminary research, it appears it's up to me whether or not to give a present... But I need some help figuring this out. Old friend, just meeting her fiance, casual engagement party, will not be invited to wedding. [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune on Jul 17, 2014 - 14 answers

How to host a big party in a small place?

My partner and I are hosting a housewarming party and we've invited more people that I think we can accommodate. What's the best way to make sure the party goes smoothly and what are some things we can do to help things along? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 7, 2014 - 17 answers

'We like you fine, but we're not buying dinner for you.'

We met with a potential wedding reception venue today to get a quote, and the owner suggested that we can invite some people just to the party after the ceremony and dinner. From a cost cutting perspective that sounds awesome. But is it just too squicky, etiquette-wise? [more inside]
posted by nerdfish on Oct 9, 2013 - 42 answers

Politely parenting my kid's playdates?

My preschooler is getting just old enough to have a proper social life (playdates, birthday parties, etc.). I've got some specific questions about the parental etiquette expectations surrounding these kiddie get-togethers. [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Apr 5, 2013 - 24 answers

Friend Ettiquete: Missing the Wedding, Do I Make the Bachelor's Party?

Is it worth it to fly home for my friend's bachelor party? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 29, 2013 - 14 answers

How to word a party invitation without sounding tacky?

My husband mentioned to me some years ago that he'd never had an actual, cake-and-candles, friends from the neighborhood invited, hats and horns birthday party in his entire life. I'd like to give him a small surprise birthday party for his upcoming birthday in late March, but I have questions about how to actually word the invitations. [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Feb 26, 2013 - 14 answers

Help me craft a nicely worded invitation for a party!

I'm getting married - yay! I'm having a simply civil ceremony at the NYC wedding bureau and then plan to have a party a few days after. My dear me-fi'ers- What do you think is the best way to word an invite to a post-ceremony celebration? [more inside]
posted by carmenghia on Jul 26, 2012 - 12 answers

Wedding shower etiquette in NYC

We've been invited to a wedding brunch/shower at a restaurant in NYC and I've already RSVP'd that we're attending - should I be expecting that we have to pay for our meal? [more inside]
posted by Neely O'Hara on May 2, 2012 - 24 answers

Is there any way to uninvite someone?

How do you uninvite someone to a party? Is it ever acceptable? [more inside]
posted by Hey nonny nonny mouse on Jul 9, 2011 - 42 answers

I hope every delicious bite was tainted by the shame of what a selfish person you are

A woman caused a scene and walked out with a significant amount of food at my parents anniversary party. Should I write her a scathing email? [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on May 17, 2010 - 76 answers

Oh baby, did I just blow it?

Are baby showers, by default, supposed to be surprises? [more inside]
posted by shiu mai baby on Sep 21, 2009 - 38 answers

Thank you too much!

A friend made a really sweet, but kind of awkwardly generous, gesture. How to respond gracefully, while still giving her an out? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on May 26, 2009 - 23 answers

Should we invite the class?

Birthday party etiquette question: Would it be in bad taste to invite my son's preschool classmates to his fifth birthday party? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Mar 26, 2008 - 18 answers

Keep my happy hour from becoming sad.

What's the best way to organize a happy hour at a bar? [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Mar 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Ol' Snothead

Is it rude to attend a party when you have a cold? [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 10, 2007 - 18 answers

Baby Shower etiquette for men/dummies

If my wife hosts a baby shower, fairly large (30+ people) for her friend (with all the expense, labour and effort that requires) would she still be expected to give a present to her friend on top of this?
posted by iTristan on Jun 11, 2006 - 20 answers

Is is impolite to invite some coworkers but not others to a housewarming party?

HousewarmingPartyFilter: Is is impolite to invite some coworkers (my immediate team) to a housewarming party but not others (the office at large)? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 12, 2006 - 16 answers

Office Party Etiquette

I have just been asked to a female friends office Christmas party...If I was in High School and this was the prom, I'd have a corsage for her...any etiquette for a date to an event like this? Its a dressy-business-casual dinner...
posted by keep it tight on Dec 5, 2004 - 11 answers

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