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Its rude to show up empty handed
by Anonymous
July 4, 2013 at 8:10 AM
Where do you live and is it proper etiquette there to always bring something to a BBQ or dinner party? Here its rude to show up empty handed to bbqs, dinner parties, or even holiday dinners. The rule to follow is if its not the type of party you bring a gift (birthday, graduation, shower etc) then its customary to bring a bottle of wine, a dessert, fruit etc....

I'm on Long Island NY.

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  • Anonymous
    by Anonymous
    July 4, 2013 at 8:11 AM

    yes, at least bring the host a gift

  • PaganKitty67
    July 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM

    We always ask if we need to bring anything. We bring whatever they want.  MIL invited us to go camping this weekend and we are bringing snacks and drinks.

  • Syphon
    by Syphon
    July 4, 2013 at 8:12 AM

     Yes of course it's rude.  It's rude anywhere to show up to a bbq/party empty handed.  Has nothing to do with location

  • smalltowngal
    July 4, 2013 at 8:13 AM
    Everyone at my church always brings alcohol to any dinner or BBQ.
  • inspain
    by inspain
    July 4, 2013 at 8:13 AM

    I was taught that it's rude to show up empty-handed.  I'd never dream of showing up without at least a bottle of wine or some flowers.

  • PookiePanda
    July 4, 2013 at 8:13 AM
    We always ask but it isn't something ppl really do where I live. Aatleast not on this side of the state. Were in WA.
  • KaylinC03
    July 4, 2013 at 8:14 AM
    Yes I think you should always bring something.
  • KaylinC03
    July 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM
    And I live in NC. Sorry forgot that part. :)

    Quoting KaylinC03:

    Yes I think you should always bring something.
  • UxorQuodMatris.
    July 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM
    We always bring something, I think it's definitely rude not to.
  • Ninjabubble
    July 4, 2013 at 8:15 AM
    We ask but they always say "just bring that beautiful baby of yours!"

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