First of all, I'd never heard of one before until some relatives across the state had one. Keep in mind my husband and I have an 8 month old, my sister has three kids and no husband to help her with them (and her 5 year old is autistic), my brother has 4 kids, one of whom is under a month old. We were invited to a "bring your own pizza" party by relatives across the state who all live close to each other. As the party was to honor my grandparents, who are aging rapidly, we all were obligated to go. Stopping to pick up pizza in an unfamiliar town with a grouchy baby who's been in the car for two hours was absolute HELL!! I can't even imagine what my sister went through with her kids, all of whom are normally horribly behaved anyway, never mind hungry after a two hour car ride. We wouldn't have minded paying somebody back if they ordered pizza, and always have put in money in the past whenever there has been an order out situation. I just think it was horribly rude of the person who organized the event to decide that this was a good way of doing it. Oh, and by the way, we all brought pizza and half of the people who lived within a mile of the actual venue didn't. Guess who's pizza they ate? Ya-huh!!
We have another "bring your own pizza" party scheduled for this weekend, thank God only half as far (only a half hour ride for us, an hour for the rest of the family) with the other side of the family. We have already planned ahead and had one person (my dad) made responsible for the ordering of the pizza and we will all chip in money as we arrive. When did this custom start? I don't remember ever doing it this way before.... I understand that in the past some people have paid for the pizza and not been paid back by some of the people at the event, so we are taking it upon ourselves to purchase our own pizza.
Another question, maybe it should be separate but it is on subject...What do we do when people start to eat the pizza we have all paid for? They are all family, but if they wanted to do the party this way they shoulda brought their own. Keeping in mind we are not by any stretch a rich family. Actually, this will be the first pizza my husband and I have had since the other party last summer. We are saving for a house and will need a bigger car soon ( I have a 2 door cavalier and a second baby on the way. Not too much fun with one car seat, never mind 2 ) and don't have any money to throw around on take out food. But this is a family event and we are happy to do it this time.
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