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Dinner Party Invitation

I have been invited to a dinner party at a friends place. Two friends live in the same building and they are catering food and hired Magicians, Clowns and a DJ. I know it sounds like a big party but is not... In fact, we are only 18 people invited... No, they dont live in a house the dinner party will take place at the buildings lounge which is really really nice..

So I guess my question is what to bring? I cant bring wine they just got married and had a ton of wine left.

Thank you!

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    1. re: H Manning

      Ahhh- the champagne truffles!

      A lovely box of high end chocolates (be it maison du chocolate, kee's, teuscher...) is a perfect hostess gift regardless of the occasion

      1. re: pbjluver

        Something from that site might help them make the best of the stash they have from the wedding! Even if it isn't used at the dinner party itself....

      2. what to bring? bring my daughter! She'd love magicians and clowns! =)

        1. Hey pbjluver Thanks for the advise but as I mentioned on my post my friends have a ton of wine left from the wedding. Thanks anyways

          1. I don't know if you have time to mail order, and I know I sound like a broken record recommending this olive oil all the time, but the smoked olive oil from La Tienda is just delicious. Great for dipping bread or as a finishing oil.


            And it solves the problem of the hosts wondering if they should put out the gift during the immediate party. Get two bottles for them and two for yourself because they will want a second and you will, too, once you taste it!

            1. I thought about it but wouldnt it look weird if I show up with a bottle of olive oil to the lounge area of the building where will have a magician show, DJ and catering?

              This sounds more like a party to me.

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              1. re: perusalem

                So tie the bottle to a bunch of helium balloons, see if it lofts. It only weighs 8.5 ounces. Make a trial run with a 9-ounce bottle of anything to figure out how many balloons you'd need (they last for a day or two but lose their oomph quickly).

                If it would float or at least hover, magician addressed (levitation/sleight-of-hand kind of thing). Balloons, clown/circus addressed.

                You asked for ideas. Your privilege to nix mine is totally okay :)

              2. Why do you need to bring anything? If I was hosting something at any location other than my house the last thing I would want is to have to deal with gifts-where to put them, how to get them back home, etc. Its why wedding gifts should never be brought to the wedding, it's a PIA.

                Why not send along a nice handwritten thank you note and something special after the party?

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                1. re: foodieX2

                  I agree. As a host in that situation, I wouldn't want stuff to lug home. I'd send flowers the next day with a short thank you note.

                2. Clowns you say? Bring a pie. The whipped creamier the better.