I have difficulty with etiquette. I know please and thank you and a bit more, but when it comes to the unusual, I never know what to do.
A few Christmases ago I asked every one's opinion what they would bring after son had been invited to girlfriend's house for dinner and the mom said (after he asked) "just bring yourself". I didn't want him to go empty handed. You guys gave great advice on what to bring, candle, flowers, etc.
I need your help again.
What would you do in such a case we were invited to?
The lady has been unemployed for about six months. She finally got a job (thank you Lord). Her husband realized a week or so later that he hadn't really congratulated her on getting that job so he is throwing a surprise party for her and invited us. We are just to show up within a few hour time span on the day of the party (I'm sure after the first few people show up she will realize it was a surprise).
So here's my dilemma.
Do I bring anything? A card? Tucked inside the card a gift card for Starbucks? Just bring ourselves? Bring an appetizer to share as suggested by the host???
Like I said, I never know what to do......
what would you do???