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Old 03-12-2004, 02:48 PM   #1
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Your strangest dinner party experience?

What has been your strangest dinner-party experience?

When we first moved to the USA 4 years ago, we were invited over to dinner twice during the first month, by our neighbours and by my husband's new work partner. On BOTH occasions we were served ready-made frozen lasagne, along with green bean casserole (made with tinned mushroom soup) and a salad.....of course, we appreciated the hospitality of our hosts, but for sometime afterwards were under the misguided impression that nobody actually cooked over here LOL!

Another strange dinner party occurred many, many years ago, when we invited over a friend and his new girlfriend - and then my husband kindly informed me that the girlfriend was a professional chef.....to say I stressed over that meal was an understatement, as it was one of the very first dinner parties I had ever done! I really went to town by serving a Veal a la creme flambe, and a multi-layered marron-glace pavlova. The girlfriend/chef was very gracious and kind, so I needn't have worried!

What are your dinner-party stories?

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Old 01-06-2005, 09:42 PM   #2
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it wasn't really strange, but it was very different
a friend of mine, a client actually, went with her boyfriend to Alaska.
when they came home, they hosted an Alaskan dinner party.
they asked everyone to bring a dish that related to an Alaskan cruise theme, and then we all played Trivial Pursuit. They put up posters all over the house, in the rooms where the part was held. It was a great time.
But very odd. My DH and I didn't know anyone except her and her boyfriend. We had a ball and of course, the girls won the TP game. We had for dinner, smoked salmon, baked Alaska, and other foods that related to the subject.
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Old 01-07-2005, 03:41 AM   #3
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Paint, how nice to meet you. I am an American ex-pat, from Colorado, currently residing in The Netherlands!

Where abouts are you in Colorado?

Strange dinner parties...this goes back a ways, but when in School we had a dinner party once with only white food. It was strange. (I was a fine Arts student)

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Old 01-07-2005, 05:04 AM   #4
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How is this for strange?
Several years ago, when we moved here, we were invited to join a supper club. Each month a couple would host dinner, provide the entree, and wine and the others would bring side dishes and dessert. Well, we took the first month. Just as we were starting dinner, one of the women, removed her dentures, not so discreetly, and wrapped them in a tissue and put them on the table, saying "I can't eat with my teeth in." I was flabbergasted, but managed to keep my cool...until after everyone left. Then I laughed so hard it hurt. :D :D
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Old 01-07-2005, 09:58 AM   #5
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Lyndalou, that is an incredible story!!

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Old 01-13-2005, 12:55 PM   #6
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Oh, that's so funny!! Years back, when my brother in law was celebrating his 18th birthday, my Father in Law arranged for a professionally catered BBQ for his party. Now, my Father in Law is reknowned for having eyes bigger than his stomach and for eating way too much food wherever he goes....anyway, he loaded his plate up with an absolute mountainful of food then sat down in one of the fabric-covered folding chairs on the patio to eat....only the fabric couldn't take the weight and his backside tore right through the fabric, folding his body up like a sandwich with his dinner squished all over his chest. He was stuck there, and no-one could help him because we were laughing so hard. He wasn't so happy though LOL!

Pam - that's such a coincidence, I was an Art Student too (way back), now I'm training to be a nurse, but I still love painting these beautiful Colorado mountains in watercolour :) I see you also love fairies - one of my favourite fairy artists is Amy Brown, her fairies are so cheeky looking! My daughter (14) draws fairies all the time, using coloured pencil - we are going into town tonight because she has some of her artwork on show in the Young Artists Showcase exhibition :)

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This isn't really strange... just a nice story.

About a month ago Paul and I were invited to an open house/ engagement party for a good friend of ours. Half way through the evening the hosts went up to the top of their stairs and asked for our attention. We figured that they were just going to welcome us all to their home and say thanks for coming... instead a minister joined them and they said their wedding vows!

It was by far the best wedding I'd ever been too. No presure.. everyone was happy and relaxed and wow.. the bride and groom were SO in love. It was great.!!

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That is VERY cool.
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Old 01-13-2005, 01:34 PM   #9
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that was a great idea, pdswife. We did something similar for our wedding reception. Had a pig roast about a month after. The invitations told everyone to bring their own lawn chairs. We had a blast.
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Went to a xmas party where Rocky Mountain Oysters were served.
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