Share your secret recipe
LCRP/Shutterstock One appreciative guest will inevitably ask for the recipe for your chicken fettuccine bake. Be prepared by printing out copies of your recipe to share with others. “As a special touch, consider handwriting recipe and then making copies,” says Gottsman
Prostock studio/Shutterstock The sitter called and you have to leave the party early or maybe there was so much food, there is a plethora of your sweet potato casserole left. Who gets the grub? “Guests can not take the rest of their dish home if they are leaving the party early. They need to leave it there for the rest of the friends to enjoy,” says Parker. Leftovers should be left to the host to distribute to the guests who would like to take them home.
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An elegant (and affordable) gift for the host will be most appreciated. Wagner suggests homemade or bakery muffins for breakfast the next morning, along with a jar of homemade or purchased gourmet jam. A scented candle, gourmet coffee, or a nice bottle of wine is always well-received. Saying “thank you” is expected as you leave the potluck but Wagner suggests mailing a handwritten thank you note the next day.