I posted about things to dip for my chocolate fondue party this coming friday. Now I have 2 questions about the guest list:
1. We have a group of about 5 girls that go out together for a girls night about weekly. Every once in a while we invite new people to join us for the night, but the 5 of us are the core group that get together (as in, the invitation among the five of us is just understood to be open for every friday night). I am hosting this time and would like to invite 2 of my friends to join us. Another one of the girls has invited a friend of hers (she asked me first, which was much appreciated), so that would make a total of 3 new people. Should I ask permission from the group, let them know that I will ask these two, or should I not invite these two friends at all? As an aside, I am not worried about mixing social groups - everyone is pretty friendly and welcoming, and it is pretty casual I am just wondeirng about the actual etiquette implications.
2. Two of the 4 other girls offered to bring something (in an email sent to everyone) - should I reply to everyone and tell them what to bring or just to these two? (I am going to tell them to bring whatever they wish to dip!)
I am new to hosting/entertaining, but would like to make sure that I dont make any obvious (well, not obvious to me!) faux pas'.
Thanks in advance!