This has happened a few times now.
We have a Dock Party, when I send out the invites I make it clear to bring certain things, If it's wine and cheese or if it's Margarita themed. types of food or snacks to bring, etc.
The problem; wine and cheese party , None bring wine. some just brought "whatever' disregarding the theme of the invite.
Margarita themed dock party, last time.. 5 people brought mix.. but NO tequila, Although salsa and chips seemed to be the only thing many brought.
Do other boat owners have the same difficulty when having a party or outing?
most people want to bring something, but it seems the "friends" that have come out to a party or sail just expect me to cater the whole thing. Now if that were my intent I would say so.
I love to entertain but like most people these days I can't afford to provide everything... what to do what to do? get new friends?
Be VERY specific? and s p e l l out the needs of the party? Gad.. it's not rocket science.