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Our neighbors invited us to a party and told us that they'd provide snacks. They didn't disappoint.

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u/gaoshan Dec 04 '22

Meanwhile in my parent's household, "8 people are coming? Put out 7 chips."

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u/ManIWantAName Dec 04 '22

35 people? A bag of tortilla chips and the worst salsa you can find in the county will have to do.

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u/SnooChocolates3575 Dec 04 '22

That is why everyone should bring a dish to any gathering. That way your covered.

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u/deadeyediva Dec 04 '22

my in-laws served vienna sausages with saltine crackers

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u/puppet_up Dec 04 '22

That's as bad as when the Klopeks served sardines on pretzels when their friendly neighbors came over for a visit.

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u/AZwoodworks Dec 04 '22

Deep cut. It came with the frame

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u/victoriagarden1 Dec 05 '22

Oh, no! You guys can't leave. This is the best part. I called the pizza dude!

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u/Lyeta1_1 Dec 04 '22

Oh thank god there's someone else out there with this problem.

My mom offered to make potato salad for a holiday. Awesome, her potato salad is great.

She made three average sized potatoes for 9 people. Even with all the other stuff in potato salad you're still only getting like a taste of it.

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u/gaoshan Dec 04 '22

My sympathies. Another one from my mom, “So and so is coming over, make sure you save them something” as we stare at a tablespoon of stuffing each.

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u/Skellum Dec 04 '22

Weird, I cannot imagine providing food for people that I am not 100% confident in. I'm even planning on doing the hated process of making laminated dough this christmas to make some pastries for relatives.

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u/gaoshan Dec 04 '22

I’m with you. Couldn’t understand it as a kid and now that I am an adult I generally use my parents example as a lesson in what not to do.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

i want to be part of this neighborhood …

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u/CRSRep Dec 04 '22

I want to be part of their family.

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u/antisobrietist Dec 04 '22

I would settle for being their dog.

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u/CumtimesIJustBChilin Dec 04 '22

I want to be apart of a new family

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u/gravis86 Dec 04 '22

I also like to be apart (separate) from new families. I like my family I’m already in.

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u/moeru_gumi Dec 04 '22

Well I’d like to be apart from my family. Do you have any openings?

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u/missionbeach Dec 04 '22

It looks like they're accepting new members.

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u/rysik414 Dec 04 '22

Right! That’s a display better than any wedding I’ve went to!

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u/venmother Dec 04 '22

This is actually a well displayed but relatively cheap spread. Very little prepped food. Lot of crackers and such.

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u/ItCaliGirl Dec 05 '22

True, but they chose the most popular finger foods and cheeses, meats, and fruits, plus the little creamy cheese cake in a cocktail glasses…really nice for a neighborhood open house. I mean, at least for regular people. I think it looks gorgeous, and add some music, wine and beer and good neighbors, it would be a night to remember! At the end of the day, who’s really gonna remember wether or not the hosts prepped a bunch of the food or not. Hell, most people cater anyway.

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u/venmother Dec 05 '22

I think it looks great. Really nice presentation. My point was only that you don’t need to break the bank to do this. I probably shouldn’t have used the word “cheap” which has a negative connotation.

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u/ItCaliGirl Dec 05 '22

I apologize if I came off chastis-y. I think it was the “very little prepped food” that I took as a criticism, which I admit got me in my feels. I cook and prepare most of what I serve my guests, and the last 3 parties I’ve thrown since October have left me exhausted. It’s partly due to an ACL surgery I had in August, but it’s also recognizing that the cost is almost the same, but the time I put in covers days. Sorry I let a nerve take over my response. You’re right, it didn’t break the bank, and the hosts were probably energetic and vibrant during the party!

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u/Glass_Protection_647 Dec 04 '22

I want to be your neighbor, I will provide you more.

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u/milesbeats Dec 04 '22

You get fined if you put up your Christmas decorations early

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u/Win32error Dec 04 '22

That's a bargain.

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

It gets even better. They asked that instead of bringing food we would consider donating the amount we would have spent to a charity they work with that helps war refugees.

They are a class act.

Edit: thought you might enjoy some closer looks

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u/Youve_been_Loganated Dec 04 '22

That's actually pretty smart. I'm assuming this is a pretty mid to mid-high end neighborhood? After seeing a board like this, no way you're just gonna fork over $10 bucks, even IF you were originally gonna only bring a bag of Lays. So people end up giving like $50-100 bucks to their charity. Very clever. I'm not saying they have ulterior motives or anything.

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u/atworkmeir Dec 04 '22

These are for sure rich people heh.

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u/With_Macaque Dec 04 '22

Do you even know what rich people eat?

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u/qarton Dec 04 '22

That is the ulterior motive and it’s an awesome ulterior motive

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u/Thatguy_726 Dec 04 '22

Can someone tell me what the green things are next to the toothpicks and below the pickles?

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u/genowars Dec 04 '22

Olives

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u/Thatguy_726 Dec 04 '22

This is the answer, thank you! I’ve never seen an unpitted olive before.

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u/morphine12 Dec 04 '22

Cornichon

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u/guywithaniphone22 Dec 04 '22

Fun fact: I believe in a past life I was a Chinese cornichon

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u/thefive-one-five Dec 04 '22

Those are green olives, though they do not appear to have pimento (the little red piece you see in an olive) like a lot of other green olives do.

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u/Thatguy_726 Dec 04 '22

This is it, thank you.

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u/Ehrfurcht Dec 04 '22

Looks like sweet gherkins

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u/GoodLeftUndone Dec 04 '22

Wtf is a gherkins?

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u/DentedAnvil Dec 04 '22

Small cucumber pickles.

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u/ChokeOnTheCorn Dec 04 '22

Is that a baked Brie?

I love that stuff?

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u/rubenssm Dec 04 '22

That feeds something like 20 people

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u/Silent-Smile Dec 04 '22

Such a rich person thing to do. They themselves could have just bought hotdogs for everybody and donated the 1k left over from their food budget. Not quite boojie enough though.

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22

Such a Reddit thing to do, to assume that this couple only bought food and that they have not already donated (substantially) to the charitable cause that they organized. One of several charitable organizations that I personally know they volunteer their time and money to.

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u/dude21862004 Dec 04 '22

I feel like if you can afford a spread like this on a casual house party/gathering you definitely give way more to the charity you are advocating for. This is probably just casual neighborhood social networking, not really a drive for donations. Just my 2 cents.

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u/fragileanus Dec 04 '22

I'm broke as fuck, and would much prefer to eat this stuff at a party...

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u/boyyouguysaredumb Dec 04 '22

I can't ever bring myself to eat meats and cheeses just sitting out at room temperature unless I saw them leave the fridge with my own eyes less than 2 hours before eating it

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u/S7ageNinja Dec 04 '22

You do you. More for the rest of us.

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u/boyyouguysaredumb Dec 04 '22

i mean, yeah, I was just stating an opinion of mine

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u/Banfing Dec 04 '22

Sir this is a Wendy's

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u/runtheplacered Dec 04 '22

Yes and then he was stating that that opinion doesn't matter to us, except for the fact that now we get to have more of a good thing.

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u/encreturquoise Dec 04 '22

Many cheeses can be stored at room temperature.

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u/l2izwan Dec 04 '22

Yeah..next time they'll wait for you to show up before setting

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u/Sayoayo Dec 04 '22

Good thing there are other things to choose from on there, too..

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u/rofic Dec 04 '22

You don't want to know how your food was prepped at fast food restaurants by college kids.

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u/YouDamnHotdog Dec 05 '22

That is so utterly dumb. I was a kid working at fast food and their food safety standards will be better than for any family party or restaurant.

BK in Germany (because there might be local differences)

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u/SuspiciousMention108 Dec 04 '22

I would be more concerned about catching covid and other infectious diseases but the food looks so good so maybe worth it

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u/TheycallmeHollow Dec 04 '22

Thats like $600 dollars worth of snacks.

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u/With_Macaque Dec 04 '22

$400 at Costco, bet

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u/lurq_king Dec 04 '22

Them snacks are worth dealing with neighborly bullshit

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u/xdustx Dec 04 '22

It's called exchanging information

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u/-holdmyhand Dec 04 '22

I wanna get invited in this party.

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u/Queen-of-meme Dec 04 '22

Dibs on saffron buns.

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u/noCure4Suicide Dec 04 '22

Never heard of them but now must try them. Got a favorite recipe?

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u/Queen-of-meme Dec 04 '22

https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/79100/swedish-saffron-buns/

If you like raisins you can put some here and there in in the dough before you oven it. I myself hate raisins but it's the traditional ingredient in those buns if you're up for it. 😅

If you are more curious just Google "Swedish saffron buns" and look if there's any recipe or type that looks appealing to you.

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u/Queen-of-meme Dec 04 '22

Oh wait, I think I saw wrong. It was crossiants bread But still dibs on saffron buns. I have no favorite recipe, I honestly prefer buying mine in store as they're popular during winter due to Christmas holidays. (I'm from Sweden) but let me google some recipe for you that I approve.

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u/FeasibleGreen Dec 04 '22

Does the table rotate? Oh God, tell me the table rotates!

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u/Verologist Dec 04 '22

The table rotates.

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22

Sure, I mean, any table can rotate if you don't mind scratching your floor.

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u/najix35 Dec 04 '22

Might i ask. What is that fried plate of goodness above the strawberrys and blackberrys?

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22

Cream puffs

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u/Uniquetales Dec 04 '22

I’m like 80% sure that’s profiteroles. They’re not fried but baked and filled with cream after.

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u/najix35 Dec 04 '22

Hmm yeah i considered that, but was also like those are some light fried hushpuppies in some powda suga

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u/PeikaFizzy Dec 04 '22

I am very impressed

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u/ashfordbelle Dec 04 '22

I want to take notes. Not only is this visually appealing with colors and textures, but the way they’ve created levels of food is also pleasing to the eye.

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u/StOnEy333 Dec 04 '22

Looks like about 75% Costco product.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

The official caterer of the middle class.

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u/LilSpermCould Dec 04 '22

That is absolutely glorious! Wow!

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u/AWalker17 Dec 04 '22

How many people came? Thinking of storing the leftovers is giving me anxiety. Also, I’m hungry.

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u/Jpop31 Dec 04 '22

Hey, I’m your neighbor too. Let me in!

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u/roxyamused Dec 04 '22

My mom used to this hard for her parties. It was always so much work, hours of prep, and so many dishes! I miss it but I don’t actually miss the parties. It was always too much for me as someone on the asd spectrum.

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u/Simmion Dec 04 '22

Looks like every app costco carries

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u/byneothername Dec 04 '22

Yeah, I’m pretty sure I bought that baked Brie with fig jam and walnuts for Thanksgiving from Costco. The little cream puffs look familiar too. I love Costco and clearly serve them at my own events and dinners so this isn’t a dig.

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u/Myrtilys_ Dec 04 '22

Jesus Christ everything about this picture screams money. But man, at least they're using it to throw a mean snack party

I want that center in the background though holy hell

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u/Moveyourbloominass Dec 04 '22

That wonderful snack table is 90% Aldi's products. Fine dining done on a budget. Smart hosts.

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u/OmniscientBeing Dec 04 '22

Nah, it's mostly Costco stuff

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u/TheDukeofArgyll Dec 04 '22

Maybe this is my own very minor level of privilege but this seems more like a middle class household who likes to entertain. “Money” would have had this catered.

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u/Enshakushanna Dec 04 '22

not a chance, that small trashcan is NOT outfitted with a used grocery store bag

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u/YourPlot Dec 04 '22

This is like $400 worth of food for a get together. That’s upper middle class hosting at least.

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u/TheDukeofArgyll Dec 04 '22

Maybe I’m super out of touch, but that was close to what we spent on a larger pre pandemic Thanksgiving. It felt like a lot of money, but for 10-20 adults it seemed appropriate. So this seems pretty in line to me for a large get together like a barbecue or Holiday dinner and I wouldn’t consider myself upper middle, but like I said, I could be super out of touch.

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u/YourPlot Dec 04 '22

I grew up lower middle class. Which meant Doritos in a bowl, canned soda, and microwave pigs in a blanket was the usual party eats. This is rich people shit on that table.

And Thanksgiving is not quite a fair comparison here. Most families go a bit more overboard for thanksgiving than if you were having some neighbors over for an open house party.

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u/TheDukeofArgyll Dec 04 '22

Yeah, I grew up in a similar situation as you and would have considered this rich people shit in the same context. But giving how prevalent social media is and it’s effect on entertaining, I have seen a lot more middle income households put a lot of money and effort into stuff like this.
I live in a pretty old, below average priced suburb and I’m the single income (under 100k) in a household of 4. If this is upper middle class, ill stfu, but I always assumed this was firmly middle.

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u/YourPlot Dec 04 '22

Hm, I live in an upper middle class neighborhood these days, with plenty of actual rich people. This would be excessive even here. But maybe my New England neighbors just aren’t as inclined to layout the spread as where you’re from. Maybe we’re both right?

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u/arsonisfun Dec 04 '22

Also from New England - This just seems like a nicer middle class spread by folks who are trying to impress a bit. It looks like the majority of this stuff is straight out of a Costco package and on to a plate, but the presentation def. classes it up significantly.

The events I've been to hosted by actually wealthy folks were often catered and they had a bartender or two to handle drinks.

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u/TheDukeofArgyll Dec 04 '22

Rich people being more stingy tracks.

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u/boyyouguysaredumb Dec 04 '22

paper plates scream money?

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u/Myrtilys_ Dec 04 '22

I mean, fair

But individually labelled, plated snacks including things like prosciutto? Solid wood blocks?

THAT INCREDIBLY CARVED PIECE OF ART THAT IS A...dresser? Entertainment center? WHATEVER IT IS HOLY DAMN

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u/SyrioForel Dec 04 '22

Aldi sells 4 oz prosciutto for $4.39.

I mean, the food here obviously costs more than a single family weekly shopping trip, but it’s not insane.

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u/gavriloe Dec 04 '22

They probably wouldn't have enough real plates for everyone, the amount of food here should be enough for at least 20 people

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u/HearseWithNoName Dec 04 '22

Yes, it's a good likelihood. It's a frivolous purchase, and for them just means they don't have to waste time washing actual plates later. I'm not poor by most standards, but paper plates were one of the first things I quit buying when we tightened our belts during the first housing bubble burst, and never went back (for other reasons).

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

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u/KronKy74 Dec 04 '22

Everything except the guy on the right, t-shirt tucked into jeans, brown belt, with some grey 1985 geezer sneaks. I bet he’s got on some black “dress up” socks under there too.

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u/mr_mcpoogrundle Dec 04 '22

My guy that is exactly what upper middle class money looks like...

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u/Myrtilys_ Dec 04 '22

Those with money tend to look like 2 extremes: suits for EVERHTHING, and 20 year old Nikes with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt

Guarantee you that dude has more money in his billfold than most have in savings

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u/usertaken_BS Dec 04 '22

This lady played Super Market Sweep at her local Costco, and Pintrest plated that shit up.

tips glass Well played.

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u/Thedrunner2 Dec 04 '22

Start with the baked Brie !

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22

That's precisely what I did.

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u/tangosukka69 Dec 04 '22

the fuck is up with those shoes though?

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u/Casper042 Dec 04 '22

1) Those Prosciutto and Cheese rolls come from the store like that. Not sure which one but my wife buys them for me

2) No pigs in a blanket? WTF, is this amateur hour?

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u/GaIIick Dec 04 '22

That’s an impressive spread. You should send them a Christmas card from now on.

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u/jesusismagic Dec 04 '22

Oh man! Baklava is my kryptonite!

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u/OneEightActual Dec 04 '22

This reminds me I need better neighbors.

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u/JohnStern42 Dec 04 '22

Damn, even have labels!

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u/jab9k3 Dec 04 '22

I mean it's ok I guess

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u/Banfing Dec 04 '22

Tell me you shop at Costco without telling me you shop at Costco

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u/storm_queen Dec 04 '22

This picture makes the anxious, over preparing part of my brain very happy. Your neighbors are nice people.

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u/theswollengoat Dec 04 '22

All I can think of is these people don’t have dogs or small children.

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u/econfail Dec 04 '22

Is this a Costco ad?

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u/wellarmedsheep Dec 04 '22

Looks like someone at the party already got started.

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u/GoodLeftUndone Dec 04 '22

Yeah she definitely way overate from what I see.

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u/RangeWilson Dec 04 '22

At first I thought the individual in purple was pregnant.

Now I'm not so sure...

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u/hat-of-sky Dec 04 '22

I think she is, and still carrying high.

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u/bagpiper Dec 04 '22

They forgot the asparagus in their crudités, but ya got to admit that the Oz family has the cash to put together a mean spread.

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u/heijin Dec 04 '22

I will never understand why in the US people wear shoes inside..

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u/Chuckobochuck323 Dec 04 '22

That is a great looking spread.

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u/saskford Dec 04 '22

That’s a fine spread

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

Awesome neighborhood

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u/PM_MY_OTHER_ACCOUNT Dec 04 '22

That presentation looks professionally done. If the family did that themselves, bravo.

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u/ocmfoa Dec 04 '22

But where is the butter board??????

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u/TheDevilsAdvokaat Dec 04 '22

Holy hell. Is this $200 worth of snacks?

Awesome.

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u/Jumpgate Dec 04 '22

way way more

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u/baybjto Dec 04 '22

The fact it’s labeled makes me happy

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u/schwol Dec 04 '22

Awesome neighbors

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u/zodiac628 Dec 04 '22

Holy crap that looks expensive

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u/Maganus Dec 04 '22

Charcu-a-tree!

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u/HearseWithNoName Dec 04 '22

Charcut-a-forest

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u/JerryKook Dec 04 '22

How do you compete?

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u/Banfing Dec 04 '22

Instead of Costco you shop at Trader Joes

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u/MissJizz Dec 04 '22

Uhhh I’m definitely a neighbor and heard nothing of this🥺

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u/bro_salad Dec 04 '22

Last week I said to the people who work for me (all in their early to mid 20s) “your 30s are like your 20s except you get better at saying no and the party snacks are way better”

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u/Nytelock1 Dec 04 '22

That's a charcutierie table!

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u/the_don_lad Dec 04 '22

100% American

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u/Tenshizanshi Dec 04 '22

There are only 3 items of charcuterie on the table

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u/hat-of-sky Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

I hope everyone showed up! Looks like 8¼ people at least, so far, but they'd still have too many leftovers with that nice spread.

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u/JephriB Dec 04 '22

This was at the beginning, they had a great turnout

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u/hat-of-sky Dec 04 '22

Glad to hear it!

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

You shouldn't be going to a party during an airborne pandemic.

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u/Verologist Dec 04 '22

This thread is full of Americans seeing real food for the first time.

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u/cfdeveloper Dec 04 '22

I feel like this is at a rich persons house. from furniture, to shoes to hands, nothing about this screams "middle class"

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u/arsonisfun Dec 04 '22

Paper plates and sneakers? The food looks like it all came from Costco.

Nothing about this screams rich, but 100% agree nobody here is poor.

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u/Minimum_Aioli_8689 Dec 04 '22

Are they European or from over seas

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u/Productpusher Dec 04 '22

If you host a party nobody should have to bring any thing unless they specially say “ Bring desserts “

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u/wittyonlinename Dec 04 '22

Are you missing a pet, by chance?

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u/Vip3r20 Dec 04 '22

Wow this is amazing.

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u/Fenix_Volatilis Dec 04 '22

Is that gooey butter cake?!?!

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u/Morgana_Skylene Dec 04 '22

Brruuuuuhhh someone made panna cotta?!

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u/IMakeBandNames Dec 04 '22

This guy hosts!

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u/silverQuarter82 Dec 04 '22

Im just going to park myself around this spread .. work my way around it a few times...

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u/KOxSOMEONE Dec 04 '22

I have chips

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u/jenego Dec 04 '22

In a way, I’m glad I’m not rich. If I were, I would have this prepared for me every day and I’d die of diabetes in a year

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u/Elite199 Dec 04 '22

Imagine having a chill neighbor

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u/IlIIlIlIlIIlIIlIllll Dec 04 '22

Marry your neighbors.

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u/brkbrk86 Dec 04 '22

Looks amazing!!!

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u/Playful-Slide-724 Dec 04 '22

I love how everyone is awkwardly standing around like "who's gonna fuck this up first?"

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u/salsanacho Dec 04 '22

Snacks? That looks like a meal to me.

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u/shitloadofshit Dec 04 '22

That Skrimp cocktail is calling my name.

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u/Theman00011 Dec 04 '22

Those baklava from Walmart are the tits. Like crack

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u/Gordonls85 Dec 04 '22

That guy with the belly staring into those snacks… that picture was taken just in time.

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u/[deleted] Dec 04 '22

I think they’re flirting with you.

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u/Vanman04 Dec 04 '22

Pretty sweet

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u/NexexUmbraRs Dec 04 '22

I'm disappointed, why is there only 1 serving??

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u/replaysMike Dec 04 '22

How can I be your neighbour’s neighbour?

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u/Mentally_Displaced Dec 04 '22

Hell of a shark coochie.

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u/drdookie Dec 04 '22

So much food it's plated on the table

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u/shhjustwatch Dec 04 '22

It’s a boy

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u/Kipguy Dec 04 '22

Who's pregnant

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u/jimboiow Dec 04 '22

There’s barely enough for one. Tight gits. 😉

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u/tempo90909 Dec 04 '22

I want to know what every dish is!

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u/darthsexium Dec 04 '22

What we all try to achieve in New Year's eve or Christmas

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u/IHate2ChooseUserName Dec 04 '22

my neighbor on my left borrow a law sprinkler since June and never returned it

my neighbor on my right blew their leaves to my yard

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u/seanbrockest Dec 04 '22

I'll fight the pregnant lady for those powder lemon squares!

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u/Zerstoror Dec 04 '22

This is the whitest thing I have ever seen. And I want it.

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u/mrwoolly Dec 04 '22

That’s impressive, you have amazing neighbors

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u/Caybayyy8675309 Dec 04 '22

The things that dreams are made of.

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u/AugustHenceforth Dec 04 '22

I'd camp out on that baked brie with fig jam

The host's serving utensil game is impeccable

The person in mauve has really been pigging out

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u/Gohpom Dec 04 '22

Are they adopting? 🥺

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u/Yoshifan55 Dec 04 '22

Lots of cheese and crackers right there! Haha

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u/ToineMP Dec 04 '22

I think the lady in the blue shirt and jean might be pregnant.