Party etiquette when you don't know the host

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Party etiquette when you don't know the host

Post by iain_c » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 2:30 pm

Invited to a housewarming party as part of a larger group from work.
Invitation was by email and played down formality. I don't know the host except by sight.

Q: Am I expected to bring a gift or would it be good form to do so?
If so, what sort of thing would be appropriate?

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Re: Party etiquette when you don't know the host

Post by road.not.taken » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 3:32 pm

iain_c wrote:Invited to a housewarming party as part of a larger group from work.
Invitation was by email and played down formality. I don't know the host except by sight.

Q: Am I expected to bring a gift or would it be good form to do so?
If so, what sort of thing would be appropriate?
You should always bring a gift when invited to someone's home, whether it is expected or not. It doesn't need to be extravagant: a small potted plant, a lovely candle, nice soaps, etc. Especially since it's work realted, you want to do the right thing.

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Post by CNSGP » Sat, 07 Nov 2009 6:15 pm

It's hard to go wrong with a decent bottle of wine.. even if they don't drink, they can keep it & give it to someone else.. Beware of any with religious prohibitions however..

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Post by dazzlebabe » Mon, 09 Nov 2009 2:25 pm

You must not turn up empty handed or early. Bring a bottle of wine, decent chocolates (no cadbury or van houtens!), flowers for the lady of the home.

Wear nice socks incase you have to remove your shoes at the door - since it is a house warming! :)
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