Survey reveals most common holiday party horrors


This Dec. 25, 2018, photo shows holiday party decorations at the Back Bowl bowling alley in Eagle, Colo. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)

(WFXR) — With the season of festivities getting into full swing, holiday hosts should take a hint from BJ’s Wholesale Club in order to avoid a major party faux pas.

OnePoll — on behalf of BJ’s — surveyed 2,000 adults with experience in both planning and hosting parties, and even though the survey revealed that Americans in the Northeast throw the biggest parties, these findings can still help Virginians ward off those holiday blues.

  • Even though party hosts visit an average of three stores per party and spend an average of $1,422.65 per year on food, drinks, and decorations, running out of food or drinks can still bring any great party to a grinding halt.
  • Only 45 percent of guests will actually abide by a BYOB request, and very few will bring gifts or food platters for their hosts. However, thoughtlessness does not go unpunished, as two-thirds of survey respondents reveal that they are less likely to invite guests to future parties if those guests failed to contribute in the past.
  • The most heinous party fouls a guest can commit are arriving too early; staying too late; getting too drunk; and, worst of all, showing up sick.


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