(Closed) Pet peeves about throwing parties? (POLL)

posted 3 years ago in Parties
  • poll: What annoys you the most when you throw a party?
    Expense : (19 votes)
    38 %
    Social Awkwardness : (15 votes)
    30 %
    Cooking : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Decorations : (3 votes)
    6 %
    Other : (10 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 2
    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    I voted for social awkwardness because my pet peeve kinda goes in that category.  What bothers me the most is the people that show up & leave without acknowledging or saying thank you to me. I can think of someone specific from the last party I threw (my wedding reception) that came & left without even acknowledging me. She didn’t say hi, congratulate me or my husband, didn’t say thank you for the awesome food, free drinks, or for the photo booth & caricature artist. Not that she had to say thank you for the last 2 but they were other things that ‘could have been acknowledged or mentioned in conversation’. Actually now that I think about it, her husband didn’t say 1 word to me either. These people are my husband’s brother & wife. He was even our best man haha. She definitely changed him as a person.  He hasn’t always been that shitty. But I just think it’s so above & beyond rude to go to someone’s party/event & not even say thank you for having me, at LEAST!

    Post # 4
    2514 posts
    Sugar bee

    geneva2:  I really enjoy decorating and cooking and I’m pretty good about staying in my budget. I voted the awkwardness because I get such anxiety about the guests and myself.

    What if they’re not entertained? What if NO ONE shows up? What if only the people I barely know show up? What if conversation doesn’t flow? Ah! Pass the wine!

    Post # 6
    2210 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    the cleaning!

    cleaning the house before everyone gets there, cleaning up a mess of a kitchen from cooking all the food, cleaning up plates/cups/dishes while everyone is there, cleaning up all the glasses and cups after, washing all the nice serving ware that can’t go in the dishwasher & putting it all away, cleaning the whole house again after a whole bunch of messy people were all over my house

    Post # 7
    817 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2013 - Mansion House at the MD Zoo

    geneva2:  I voted other. We throw a lot of parties (this weekend is the puppy’s 1st birthday aka football watching) and really enjoy it. But I hate hate hate when people don’t RSVP. We usually email plus do a Facebook invitation and it’s sooooo easy to just click Attending or Decline. As of right now, for a party on Sunday, we have 13 attending, 6 maybes, and 23 not responded. Dude this is not that hard. We don’t get all butthurt if people can’t make it, but it’s nice to know so we can have enough food and booze and plates and stuff. Sigh.

    I just typed a whole rant about the worst party I’ve ever been to, but I think maybe I’ll start a spin-off thread.

    Post # 10
    437 posts
    Helper bee

    the cleanup 🙂 

    Post # 11
    481 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2016

    I enjoy everything about thowing parties! Cooking, Decorating, all of it. The only thing I REALLY don’t like is the clean up after.

    Post # 12
    2748 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    geneva2:  hahaha haha haha hahaha

    Post # 13
    520 posts
    Busy bee

    geneva2:  me and BF threw a Halloween party on Halloween night last week. I was really dedicated to trying to make it awesome–I wanted more than just people sitting around drinking with chips and dip.

    I went to Michaels Crafts and really decked out the house in decorations, and did a ton of cute DIY. I also made a ton of food, all Halloween themed–pastry wrapped hot dog mummies, 5 layer dip made to look like a graveyard, pumpkin pie dip, pasta with hand shaped meatballs coming through the top, reeses pieces rice krispie treats, and halloween themed cocktails as well in plastic cauldrons. Just a ton of work and money put into it.

    What happened? The food got barely touched. Apparently everyone ate dinner before they came (wtf???) And no one was hungry. No one said anything about all the adorable DIY decorations.

    It was disappointing to say the least.

    Post # 15
    1168 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    geneva2:  If “hosting” was on there, I would have picked that. I’d much rather go to a party than throw one. I just don’t like people trashing my house, not bringing anything, not leaving when I’m ready for them to… That probably makes me selfish, but I do try to be a guest that I’d like at my house when I go to parties.

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