When I say "Build-Your-Own" Pizza Night, I am not kidding. I hand every guest a baking sheet or cutting board with a pile of dough on top of it. They have to press it out, sauce it, and top it. I did pre-heat the oven for them, though.
Spilling wedding industry secrets over here! After years of calculating the amount of alcohol a client needs to purchase for their wedding I am sharing the same calculations I use for 5 to 500+ guests.
No hostess is throwing a party to rake in the gifts. However, a little gift lets the hostess know how grateful you were for the excuse to gather. Does this mean that I will be stopping at the grocery store every time my nearest and dearest friends invite me over for an ugly sweater party? Not unless they say we are low on wine.