Can I ask for a gift?
by Benny Hart
(Dorr township Allegan county Michigan)
My husband will be turning 50 shortly. He always remembers other people's birthdays and anniversaries with gifts and cards. However rarely has a friend returned a gift to him. His favorite restaurant is a bit pricey with entrees beginning at $28. I would like to invite his friends to have dinner with us, my treat, providing they give a small modest gift.
1) is this out of the question to ask without sounding like I'm holding invite hostage.
Or 2) is this just a bad idea all together?
Shame on me for saying so but I chose a restaurant venue for his party because if a free meal is involved I know the people invited will definitely show up.