(Closed) Dinner Party Schedule

posted 4 months ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

My husband said you need some D!  And I ain’t talking vitamin!

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

overmylimit88 :  Serving apps at 6:15 normally means drinks also are served at 6:15. Also 1 3/4 hours for apps and two drinks is way too long. You don’t want people getting drunk (not that they will on two drinks) but one way to keep people sober is to feed them. Don’t make them wait until 8pm for dinner. Very few aduls go to a dinner party to play games. I would ditch those and just let them socialize, then serve dinner at 7 pm.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper

Nope, nope, nope, nope, nope. Why ask when you haven’t listened to anything any of us have already said? People who dine at 8 are unlikely to leave by 10. Unless it was billed as a game night I’ve never attended an adult dinner party that included games. What are you going to do to enforce your two drink max, hand out drink tickets? (The Bee who suggested that was joking…)

I just can’t. 

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

This can’t be real. Nobody is this stubbornly unaware. 

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Not trying to be rude, but you sound boring. I’m sorry to tell you, but I am just trying to be honest. I’m pretty straight-laced during my work week but when I am off work and socializing (like going to a dinner party), I want to cut loose. I want to have fun. If I wanted to have someone standing over me, cutting me off after two drinks and telling me 10pm is bedtime, I would party with my Mom’s church group.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

overmylimit88 :  just sayin,…..you  need to relax.  You sound REALLY uptight!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I’m confused by the comments. Am I missing something?

Anyhow, I’m not sure people would leave by ten pm. Many would be hangry eating at 8 but since there’s apps that’s good. Is this at a house or restaurant? 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2021

overmylimit88 :  when you said you wanted everyone gone by 10 I assumed you’d be serving dinner around 6:30… Lol this schedule makes absolutely no sense. 

Also… It’s a dinner party. Why do you even need a schedule? Just have a set time that you’re serving food and let the night happen from there.

Or as others have suggested multiple times, if you are so completely inflexible with your bedtime, don’t do an evening party. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

sweatergal007 :  You missed the other two threads where OP first shut down her grandmother’s 89th birthday dinner request to go for BBQ because it was inconvenient for OP as a vegan, and then the second thread where she talked about her list of rules for her dinner party (enforced drink limit, kick everyone out at 10pm, etc).

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

overmylimit88 :  I’ll just put it this way: If you put such a strict, strange timeline of expected events on an invitation, I doubt anyone would come. It’s very off putting…right down to the “chit chat”. Shouldn’t you be doing that casually though out the event anyway? :/

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