Hi all -
My husband has a milestone birthday coming up and I'd like to host a small birthday dinner for him at a local upscale restaurant. My plan is to invite two other couples, and I would pick up the check for the group. This isn't really done that much - more like, we're going out to eat, come with us, everyone pays for their own. But this is a special occasion that I've been saving for and I really want to treat the group. Plus, since I'm inviting them/hosting, I think it is right to pay for everyone.
My question is - how do I make it clear that I'm picking up the check when inviting them? It is rude to say that? I know it won't be expected. Any tips? Thanks!