I will be hosting a Bunko party next Wednesday, and I am planning to serve spaghetti and meatballs. Because of the spill factor involved, I thought it would be nice to offer the ladies bibs so they could avoid sauce stains on their garments. Initially, I thought about disposable bibs (aka lobster bibs) but found that you have to order them on line and I didn't come up with the idea until now. (That's cutting it too close.) Bibs for this purpose just aren't readily available in the Midwest. There are a few options but they are only sold in packages of 2 for $14.99 and are really nice, but when you are considering 11 guests--12 including me, it becomes a matter of deciding if I really want to make such an investment for a single occasion? I just was wanting to show consideration while allowing my girlfriends to enjoy their meals. During my on-line search, however, I came across two interesting things: 1) about how controversial it is to offer bibs at a spaghetti dinner. See Yahoo Answers: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20060916161154AAamBA and 2) a cute picture of a pasta bib someone had made.
Light bulb! I think I might make them, with slight modifications however. For example, I would make ties in stead of straps and the design on front won't be nearly as elaborate. If any of the Bunko B's--I mean girls--elect to not use them at dinner, then they will still have a small gift to take home with them. A small memento of the occasion!
So what do you think? Would you be offended if your host offered guests a bib at the dinner you were attending? If so, why? Also, would you, if you were me, just offer the customary napkin and call it a day--even if you had the time and resources? Curious minds want to know.