Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Hosting a party at home is one thing but hosting a party at a bar or restaurant can be a little tricky. You want to treat your guests well and not make them pay, but you also don't want to pay for excessive drinks or wasted food, at least I don't!
A friend of mine was hosting a birthday dinner at a fun burger place for her husband's birthday and wasn't sure how to let people know that she was treating-but only certain things. I came up with a menu for her to set out at the tables and there was no confusion!
We first listed the hosted drinks, then listed the hosted menu with instructions for people to select their favorite choices. At the bottom of the menu, we detailed what came with the burgers and then let people know that for anything else, they are on their own.
Luckily it was all close friends so there were no issues but if you are hosting a larger gathering and want to limit what people order, you can try providing drink tickets or offer only beer and wine. Have you ever hosted an event at a restaurant and had a big surprise when the tab came?