"No gifts, please!"
So.. I never know what to do about this request. I know that there are sometimes, if I'm having friends over for dinner or a bbq or something that I tell them PLEASE don't bring anything. The reason behind it is that I don't want to do extra dishes, I don't want to deal with extra leftovers.. remembering whose dish is what, etc. So I'm not trying to be nice.. I really don't want them to bring anything!
We're going to a friends 60th birthday on Sunday. They didn't do invitations, they just did a facebook event because it's a surprise party. It clearly says "No gifts, please!"
So.. I want to listen to that. But I also feel like a heel if I just come over with my bf and kid and don't bring anything at all.
When something says "No gifts, please!" Do you listen? Or do you bring something anyway?