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Saturday, January 5, 2013

Entertaining Spaghetti Bibs?

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.

5 comments:

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  2. I wouldn't be offended if I was offered a bib, especially for something as messy a spagetti. I think is great idea for your guest.

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  3. Turns out that the bibs were well received. I'll be posting about it shortly and thank you, Andrea, so much for commenting and sharing your point of view.

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  4. Hey, Denise! I'm just now seeing this post, and it's really fun! I would ABSOLUTELY offer my guests a bib! I think it's a fun restaurant-style touch and that people would have fun with it! It's like when you're eating lobster...it just helps keep your clothes clean! I think it's even MORE fun when the guests are allowed to take the bib home as a souvenir of the evening! Great idea!!!

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  5. Thanks Alycia! That was a fun night! We had a blast and they were tickled about their bibs.

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Please comment or ask questions, I would be happy exchange ideas and thoughts . . .