Post # 77
We’re about 25 and still finishing grad school, but with our group of friends, it’s always potluck. Potluck can still be a little expensive, but quite frankly, we prefer it over going out. $36 is a bit over what I’d typically spend.
Post # 78
i’ve gone to parties before where we all paid for food, but we all just decided what to order once we got there, it wasn’t catered. if you do that then you arent’ forcing everyone to pay the same amount no matter what they eat.
Post # 79
If they’re all your close friends and know your current situation, then it’s fine! Especially if it was their suggestion to begin with!
Post # 81
I haven’t read all of the responses, and seeing as how the superbowl has come and gone I assume this situation has resolved itself. But, I think it is really tacky to host a party and then charge people. A potluck, if you cannot afford to provide food, is ideal in this situation. There is also the option of saying, “No, we cannot afford to feed guests, so we will not be hosting the party this year.” Or, consulting with those who requested a party on dividing up food costs so that the rest of the guests will be provided for. I just don’t think it’s fair for your Darling Husband to get to decide which foods are going to be served, then tack on an $18 PP charge. What if the guests don’t like what you’re serving? I’m sorry, but Darling Husband and I rarely even eat out for $18 PP. So I wouldn’t be attending a super bowl party at that cost. You were in the right, OP, for wanting a potluck. Your Darling Husband was being a diva.