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quietgirl

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Christmas Party Contribution Question
« on: December 12, 2011, 11:45:51 AM »
I'm invited to a Christmas party on Friday & I've really been looking forward to it.  It's very casual and sounds like it'll be a huge crowd.  The hosts sent out an email invite (totally acceptable in this circle) and said that they'll have food and a variety of beer & soft drinks, and that we could feel free to bring a covered dish and/or refreshements "if you like".  So, no requirement.

Here's my dilemma.  I am a very "share-y" person.  In normal circumstances, I would definitely bring a bottle of wine & an appetizer or dessert item.  However, the next day (early in the am) is my final "Fit Test" for the 10 week exercise class I am taking.  I will not be drinking or eating at this party, and will leave very early.  I will still bring a bottle of wine, but I'm not sure what to do about the dish to share.  I could make cookies, but I'm thinking they are going to have a lot of cookies around.  I know I don't have to, but I feel like I should.

What do e-hellions think?  Make cookies or something similarly easy?  Or just bring the wine?

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 11:47:47 AM »
You don't have to bring anything, but if you want, what about a veggie or fruit tray?
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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 11:59:09 AM »
Unless most of the guests have allergies or keep kosher, nobody says no to cold shrimp.

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2011, 02:07:25 PM »
You don't have to bring anything, but if you want, what about a veggie or fruit tray?
This is great idea! Celery, broccoli, peppers, carrots all travel well and you could get a low fat ranch dip

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2011, 05:42:45 PM »
You'd be fine take the bottle of wine.

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2011, 06:50:38 PM »
Veggies & hummus? An olive tray? I think you'd be fine with just the wine though, unless you particularly wanted to.

Also, best of luck starting your new exercise regimen!
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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2011, 09:33:51 AM »
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we could feel free to bring a covered dish and/or refreshements "if you like".  So, no requirement.

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 I will not be drinking or eating at this party, and will leave very early. 

I don't think you need to bring anything.

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 10:58:46 PM »
You don't have to bring anything but if you want hummus and veggies or a sliced summer sausage and cheese ball with crackers.
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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2011, 02:00:18 PM »
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions!

I spoke to the hosts again & I'm just going to bring a bottle of wine.  I'm guessing I'm only going to be there a couple of hours anyway.   >:(  So bummed that my final Fit Test has to be around the holidays!  Guess it could be worse....it could have been after the holidays! 

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2011, 11:54:05 PM »
Have fun at your party, and hope the fit test goes well.

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Re: Christmas Party Contribution Question
« Reply #10 on: December 19, 2011, 11:42:05 AM »
Have fun at your party, and hope the fit test goes well.

Party was a lot of fun!  I brought a bottle of wine, along with my own water bottle, stayed for a couple of hours & was home in time to get plenty of rest.

The fit test was not bad I improved in most areas.  The run outside was terrible though!  It was under 30 degrees and my run was 20 seconds slower that my mid-class test.  Pretty much what I expected though.   I do not tolerate the cold well and I was actually afraid I wouldn't be able to run the mile at all.