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Got invited to a potluck Thanksgiving dinner run by a group of queens I loathe

It’s in Hudson, NY and is being put on by some queens who run one of the dumbest shops in town. Other friends I like will be there, but the gaggle of tired old queens running the show are bickering snobs of the lowest order. I loathe them! I want what I bring to the “potluck” to subtly insult them by showing them I don’t care what they think. I was thinking a blasé tray of deviled eggs?

by Anonymousreply 213November 26, 2021 10:08 PM

just ask greg what he'd bring

by Anonymousreply 1November 24, 2021 1:05 PM

Poached cod in prune sauce should do the trick.

by Anonymousreply 2November 24, 2021 1:08 PM

Sounds like live-action DL.

If you don't have time to throw together one of Greg's specialities, bring a platter of grocery store sushi. One that's been marked down for quick sale because it's about to hit its "sell by" date. Leave the price sticker on.

by Anonymousreply 3November 24, 2021 1:10 PM

Pigs in a blanket (or caftan)!

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by Anonymousreply 4November 24, 2021 1:12 PM

Is this another Kevin Sessums thread? Bring cat hair-covered olive oil cake in baggies.

by Anonymousreply 5November 24, 2021 1:17 PM

R3 why so high end? Don't some gas stations sell sushi as well?

by Anonymousreply 6November 24, 2021 1:19 PM

Why would you go?

by Anonymousreply 7November 24, 2021 1:21 PM

A block of nice but store-bought goat cheese and some crackers. Just bring them in their original packaging in a store bag and when you arrive, quietly set it on the counter in the kitchen and walk away.

They’ll probably ignore it. But if they do feel the need to open it up and plate it, make a subtle but audible comment within earshot of one of the hosts that, “it was done wrong.”

by Anonymousreply 8November 24, 2021 1:23 PM

But I love deviled eggs!

by Anonymousreply 9November 24, 2021 1:25 PM

A pre-made sheet cake from a grocery store bakery department with a lame thanksgiving-themed icing decoration on top. Leave it in its original packaging, with the price tag on.

by Anonymousreply 10November 24, 2021 1:26 PM

Something made with pasta that has clearly been drained

by Anonymousreply 11November 24, 2021 1:27 PM

Get hold of a recipe from the 60s and bring a lime jell-o mold with bits of shredded vegetables in it. A real showstopper!

by Anonymousreply 12November 24, 2021 1:27 PM

how about bringing something nice and being grateful that someone invited you to dinner so you wouldn't be alone. I do think, however, that we all know you wouldn't bring deviled eggs. let us know what you take

by Anonymousreply 13November 24, 2021 1:28 PM

Open the door, push Greg in, and run.

by Anonymousreply 14November 24, 2021 1:29 PM

[quote]Why would you go?

Seems like an opportunity for some Grade-A flouncing, to me.

by Anonymousreply 15November 24, 2021 1:30 PM

R7 Are you insane? I wouldn’t miss a dinner party like this for the world.

by Anonymousreply 16November 24, 2021 1:31 PM

If you really want to insult them buy several cans of the cheapest baked beans you can find, heat them up with a few sliced of cheap bacon laid across the top and take that. As soon as you get there tell the two hosts you were just notified of a family emergency on the way over and can't stay but wanted to drop off the lovely food for them to enjoy.

by Anonymousreply 17November 24, 2021 1:33 PM

Add a splash of vodka to everything. Nobody ever knows and everyone ends up having a wonderful time.

by Anonymousreply 18November 24, 2021 1:36 PM

R17 LOL! I’ll have to remember this trick.

by Anonymousreply 19November 24, 2021 1:37 PM

It’s a) strange that you are going and b) even stranger that you think that bringing something lackluster or tacky will reflect on them rather than you. What are you trying to achieve?

by Anonymousreply 20November 24, 2021 1:37 PM

Or if you really despise them do as most self respecting queens would do. Tell them you'd rather eat dirt than attend one of their holiday gatherings, and that most everyone in town couldn't stand either of the gossipy old cunts. Then say "have a lovely Thanksgiving!", turn and flounce off. As you get to the door, turn your face back toward them and give them a good ol' "HMMMPH!" and leave.

by Anonymousreply 21November 24, 2021 1:38 PM

The Greg suggestions are good as your friends sound like Dataloungers. Are they?

by Anonymousreply 22November 24, 2021 1:38 PM

When the gay drama is bubbling below the surface days before the party even begins, you know it’s going to be memorable. Not necessarily good, but memorable.

by Anonymousreply 23November 24, 2021 1:40 PM

Salmonella can be your friend.

by Anonymousreply 24November 24, 2021 1:41 PM

Skip the party and go to therapy instead. Honey you’re a mess!

by Anonymousreply 25November 24, 2021 1:41 PM

Melody's Tic-Tac pie!

by Anonymousreply 26November 24, 2021 1:42 PM

Pointless Bitchery and Egregious FLOUNCING?

heaven

by Anonymousreply 27November 24, 2021 1:42 PM

Irresistible cookies with an ipecac syrup glaze

by Anonymousreply 28November 24, 2021 1:46 PM

R7 FOMO, obviously

by Anonymousreply 29November 24, 2021 1:49 PM

[quote]It’s a) strange that you are going and b) even stranger that you think that bringing something lackluster or tacky will reflect on them rather than you. What are you trying to achieve?

ITA. You'll just be giving them gossip fodder for days if you bring something tacky. Do the exact opposite. Call ahead to find out what's on the menu under the guise of not wanting to duplicate anything. Also, try to find out if anything being served is a time honored tradition/specialty of the host. Then the real work begins. If the host makes a "to die for" pecan pie, you MUST bring a better one and make sure it gets served first. While the host is busy in the kitchen making coffee or whatever, quickly serve your pie (be prepared---have some disposable dessert plates ready). When the host comes back into the dining room with his prize pecan pie, everyone will have already eaten your dessert.

by Anonymousreply 30November 24, 2021 1:52 PM

OP asked for subtle.

1) Does one claim to speak a foreign language but you know it's very spotty, at best? Bring a plus one who speaks this language and very little English. Even better if the plus one is a handsome young man.

2) Do they sell shoddy items in their shop? Then bring a hostessing gift of something exquisite in that same category, which they will know is exquisite. Do they sell exquisite items in their shop but they are wildly overpriced? Then it's a hostessing gift in the same category but of exceptionally shoddy quality yet pretend you don't know its shoddy, rather talk about it being "charming and the kind of thing you know so much about."

by Anonymousreply 31November 24, 2021 1:53 PM

Bring one 2 litre bottle of Diet Coke. You'll never be invited back. Shake it up before you knock on the door. It will explode in the face of the queen who opens it!

by Anonymousreply 32November 24, 2021 1:55 PM

Bring something Mexican, it is so Thanksgiving like. Taco dip comes to mind.

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by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2021 1:55 PM

[quote] A block of nice but store-bought goat cheese and some crackers.

Where else would one who’s not a shepherd acquire goat cheese but at the store?

by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2021 1:57 PM

I'd just tell them "Sorry. I have a boil implant scheduled that day."

by Anonymousreply 35November 24, 2021 1:58 PM

Green bean casserole.

It's so polarizing.

by Anonymousreply 36November 24, 2021 1:58 PM

Bring a shady but harmless horse-hung Hudson crackhead, in the age range of 35-49, whom many will have serviced already at least once.

by Anonymousreply 37November 24, 2021 1:59 PM

Just bring yourself. They only invited you because you're an asshole and they needed someone to look down on and make fun of.

by Anonymousreply 38November 24, 2021 2:00 PM

Have pizzas delivered along with your regrets.

by Anonymousreply 39November 24, 2021 2:02 PM

Bring something artisanal and truly lovely from a rival shithole hipster town such as Kingston or Beacon.

by Anonymousreply 40November 24, 2021 2:02 PM

iA bucket of KFC with a few pieces missing.

A half-full container of Walmart potato salad.

A Dollar Tree pound cake.

by Anonymousreply 41November 24, 2021 2:03 PM

Can of cranberry sauce, dumped on a platter, topped with a sprinkle of raisins.

by Anonymousreply 42November 24, 2021 2:06 PM

R12 This is the most brutal vicious thing I have ever read on DL, you have earned my respect.

by Anonymousreply 43November 24, 2021 2:07 PM

R16 I wouldn't either...in my early 20s.

by Anonymousreply 44November 24, 2021 2:12 PM

Surprise!

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by Anonymousreply 45November 24, 2021 2:12 PM

Bring a nice tasteful dish and pour on the charm. And point out every imperfection to anyone who will listen behind the hosts’ backs.

If there aren’t any imperfections, make some.

by Anonymousreply 46November 24, 2021 2:13 PM

The start of every gay Thanksgiving potluck in Hudson tomorrow: "Which one of you bitches posted on Datalounge that we are loathsome queens?"

by Anonymousreply 47November 24, 2021 2:25 PM

[quote] "Why would you go?"

Seriously. I'd avoid it like the plague. My time is precious, and I don't have the patience. But if OP insists, I recommend taking something unpretentious and tasteful, but so good that it blows everything else out of the water. Make them forget the rest of the food. If you can accomplish this, you'll have won doubly.

by Anonymousreply 48November 24, 2021 2:29 PM

R30 Exactly. You bring something so classy it makes whatever they serve look tacky. The finest caviar and champagne you can afford. And in ample quantities.

by Anonymousreply 49November 24, 2021 2:32 PM

Bring dishes. A pretty good set Gien en faïence. Present it gracefully mentioning you hadn't time or the will to cook, with the pandemic and all, but you wanted to bring a dish, and thanking them for their lovely invitation.

by Anonymousreply 50November 24, 2021 2:33 PM

[quote]...bickering snobs of the lowest order. I loathe them!

Oh, hon. You just gave away everything we need to know about you.

Lowest order? That's you!

by Anonymousreply 51November 24, 2021 2:34 PM

For Christ's sake, let's Venmo OP a few bucks to get a pair of those glasses with a concealed camera so he can livestream the whole thing. I can't imagine any better entertainment. Ideally on a private YouTube channel with chat enabled.

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by Anonymousreply 52November 24, 2021 2:35 PM

[quote]1) Does one claim to speak a foreign language but you know it's very spotty, at best? Bring a plus one who speaks this language and very little English.

Mapp? Is that you?

by Anonymousreply 53November 24, 2021 2:35 PM

Lobster à la Riseholme

by Anonymousreply 54November 24, 2021 2:39 PM

Although I love the idea of R12 lime jello mold, I think one of these would be more appropriate to the season. But fill. It with candy corn.

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by Anonymousreply 55November 24, 2021 2:43 PM

[quote]Lobster à la Riseholme

Molto delicioso!

by Anonymousreply 56November 24, 2021 2:46 PM

Do NOT give out the recipe.

by Anonymousreply 57November 24, 2021 2:46 PM

You've obviously never eaten one of my delightful deviled eggs. I would take that or a big platter of shrimp for appetizers.

by Anonymousreply 58November 24, 2021 2:56 PM

[quote] "You bring something so classy it makes whatever they serve look tacky. The finest caviar and champagne you can afford. And in ample quantities."

Having the best dish (whatever that means to OP) is only half of it. To truly win in this situation, OP must also pretend to be completely oblivious to the pretense and antics of those seeking to outdo everyone. It will only make them look worse by comparison, while endearing him to the rest of the group. It all must appear effortless. But those bitches will be FURIOUS.

by Anonymousreply 59November 24, 2021 2:57 PM

For a real thumb-in-the-eye, bring your own “spite turkey” or another alternative main course because you were afraid the hosts’ turkey “would be dry.”

by Anonymousreply 60November 24, 2021 2:58 PM

Another trick - regularly performed by my younger brother - is to wander into the kitchen five minutes before dinner and blandly ask if there is anything you can do to help.

If you ask while rummaging through the refrigerator or munching on a stray celery branch, so much the better.

by Anonymousreply 61November 24, 2021 3:01 PM

R60 I love the phrase “spite turkey.”

by Anonymousreply 62November 24, 2021 3:01 PM

R59 Of course. He can't be seen as trying to upstage everyone else.

by Anonymousreply 63November 24, 2021 3:02 PM

Just shit in a (nicely wrapped) box and leave it on the tablescape, OP.

by Anonymousreply 64November 24, 2021 3:06 PM

R59 Stephen Potter would have made the same point, of course.

by Anonymousreply 65November 24, 2021 3:06 PM

Accuse them of being TERFs, and then dox them on FakeBook.

by Anonymousreply 66November 24, 2021 3:08 PM

Do NOT bring the obviously most pretentious champagne or wine. You bring a universally delicious item, always. Don't offer bone dry difficult extra brut. Don't waste money on vintage. Bring brut or god forbid Demi-sec which everyone loves even if they won't admit it. Bring a 15yo rich, fruity, spicy, earthy Bordeaux from an unknown chateau.

by Anonymousreply 67November 24, 2021 3:08 PM

[quote]The finest caviar and champagne you can afford. And in ample quantities

Smoove B posts on the Datalounge?

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by Anonymousreply 68November 24, 2021 3:10 PM

Get a foil patter, fill it halfway with ranch, sprinkle potato chips on top, garnish with cut up hot dogs and slices of American cheese. Make sure you insist of it being served with dinner and then take it with you when you leave.

by Anonymousreply 69November 24, 2021 3:15 PM

Make the deviled eggs with crème frache instead of mayonnaise and top them with caviar. Just as simple as the usual way of making them. You will hear no complaints.

by Anonymousreply 70November 24, 2021 3:24 PM

Spring for the full snack plate and bring pressed caviar, black bread and sweet butter, pickled mushrooms, sausages in piping-hot tomato sauce, and serve with a cocktail of champagne and vodka.

The above were good enough for the devil himself in "The Master and Margarita."

It ought to be good enough for you.

by Anonymousreply 71November 24, 2021 3:26 PM

This thread is classic DL. No wonder it's so busy. I hope OP posts a follow up to let us know how things went.

by Anonymousreply 72November 24, 2021 3:26 PM

Precisely, R63.

I'm certainly no Stephen Potter, but great minds, R65...

by Anonymousreply 73November 24, 2021 3:27 PM

Do these Hudson NY queens live in an over restored Victorian house?

by Anonymousreply 74November 24, 2021 3:28 PM

Do Hudson NY queens live in anything else?

by Anonymousreply 75November 24, 2021 3:29 PM

A $5 bottle of gin and a box of condoms.

by Anonymousreply 76November 24, 2021 3:31 PM

Are there Arts & Crafts bungalows in Hudson, NY?

by Anonymousreply 77November 24, 2021 3:31 PM

R54 is my hero.

by Anonymousreply 78November 24, 2021 3:35 PM

One does not accept invitations to a holiday dinner party that has people "running" it.

by Anonymousreply 79November 24, 2021 3:36 PM

Just stay home and watch "The Boys in the Band" for a similar experience.

by Anonymousreply 80November 24, 2021 3:39 PM

Make sure Daisy, Onslow and Rose show up unannounced in their truck.

by Anonymousreply 81November 24, 2021 3:39 PM

R78, as I said, Elizabeth's recipe was [italic]almost[/italic] right.

Good enough for them, I'd say.

But Georgie adds they are all so tarsome he cannot imagine why you wouldn't prefer to stay home.

by Anonymousreply 82November 24, 2021 3:41 PM

Leave an “upper decker” in the guest powder room.

by Anonymousreply 83November 24, 2021 3:41 PM

Is Ina Garten going to be there?

by Anonymousreply 84November 24, 2021 3:43 PM

It’s thanksgiving so you obviously need to bring buttered toast, popcorn and a cute beagle.

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by Anonymousreply 85November 24, 2021 3:50 PM

Are you sure you were "invited" Peppermint Patty?

by Anonymousreply 86November 24, 2021 3:56 PM

I know it's a bit early but Santa Lee's famous Kwanzaa cake would work nicely as a Thanksgiving dessert as well.

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by Anonymousreply 87November 24, 2021 3:58 PM

Take a huge bag of the cheapest greasiest potato chips you can find -- ON SALE (of course) and with that bright orange marked down sticker on it!

Those bitches are gonna talk about you anyway. You may as well give them something to talk about!

by Anonymousreply 88November 24, 2021 3:58 PM

*Sandra. Fucking autocorrect.

by Anonymousreply 89November 24, 2021 3:59 PM

R18 has the right idea.

by Anonymousreply 90November 24, 2021 4:00 PM

A party jug of Clamato so you can offer it to the host for basting the turkey.

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by Anonymousreply 91November 24, 2021 4:02 PM

Shepherds pie, only make it with impossible meat. Sprinkle some Metamucil on the crust.

People will thank you the next day.

by Anonymousreply 92November 24, 2021 4:07 PM

Do they live near this couple in Montebank? You could bring Daiquiris made with honey.

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by Anonymousreply 93November 24, 2021 4:10 PM

Taco Bell party pack. i have done it before

by Anonymousreply 94November 24, 2021 4:13 PM

If you can get away with not bringing food, I would suggest bringing a few bottles of Veuve Clicquot or Perrier Jouet.

Or bring a platter of celery stalks stuffed with Gorgonzola Dolce, mascarpone, and diced Granny Smith apple.

by Anonymousreply 95November 24, 2021 4:13 PM
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by Anonymousreply 96November 24, 2021 4:14 PM

Try making some cream puffs with unrefrigerated cream.

That’ll give them something to remember.

by Anonymousreply 97November 24, 2021 4:17 PM

I catered some parties for upper class Boston Brahmins who liked crostini topped with peanut butter and bacon. No kidding!

by Anonymousreply 98November 24, 2021 4:18 PM

What makes you think they won’t read this thread? What are the odds that in a gaggle of snobby queens, not one is a Datalounger?

by Anonymousreply 99November 24, 2021 4:18 PM

[quote] What makes you think they won’t read this thread? What are the odds that in a gaggle of snobby queens, not one is a Datalounger?

I'd say the odds are pretty good they won't read this thread.

by Anonymousreply 100November 24, 2021 4:20 PM

Just bring a box of Bugles. People will gravitate toward them, and they will be gone within five minutes. You will easily upstage your hosts.

by Anonymousreply 101November 24, 2021 4:20 PM

If you have a nice cheese shop where you are, just go and purchase three or four of the most sophisticated cheeses they have. Also purchase some really nice crackers (Tuscan of the ones at the link are delicious).

If they sell paté, I would also bring some of that.

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by Anonymousreply 102November 24, 2021 4:24 PM

A friend of mine calls these "Ghetto Shrimp."

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by Anonymousreply 103November 24, 2021 4:25 PM
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by Anonymousreply 104November 24, 2021 4:26 PM

You could also bring some really large, beautiful shrimp for shrimp cocktail. Everyone loves that. And a good store bought cocktail sauce or you can make your own. Go heavy on the lemon and horseradish.

by Anonymousreply 105November 24, 2021 4:27 PM

R100 I'd say the odds are pretty good they posted this thread.

by Anonymousreply 106November 24, 2021 4:29 PM

You might consider bringing pomegranates—one for every two people.

After the entree and before dessert, announce that you have brought a special intermezzo. Go to the kitchen, cut each pomegranate in half, and return to the dining room to distribute them to everyone at table. I find that hosts love serving pomegranates on a table set with white linens. This will be the last Thanksgiving you will need to worry about such things.

by Anonymousreply 107November 24, 2021 4:32 PM

A bowl of condoms.

by Anonymousreply 108November 24, 2021 4:33 PM

Invent a party game where everyone has to reveal the year they were born.

by Anonymousreply 109November 24, 2021 4:49 PM

R107 No no no. Not pomegranates. Your intention is too obvious. Bad Gamesmanship.

Try something like juicy unpeeled pears instead. The juice is clear and innocent looking. Only later do the hard to remove stains appear.

by Anonymousreply 110November 24, 2021 4:50 PM

Bring an Ethiopian dish and insist that people eat it with their hands in the local tradition. When someone uses their left hand, unsheathe a sword and cut it off.

by Anonymousreply 111November 24, 2021 5:01 PM

pot brownies

by Anonymousreply 112November 24, 2021 5:02 PM

[quote]Taco Bell party pack. i have done it before

So proud!

by Anonymousreply 113November 24, 2021 5:04 PM

Bring a can of mixed nuts...the kind where fake snakes come flying out when opened.

by Anonymousreply 114November 24, 2021 5:07 PM

[bold] And the winner is: [/bold]

Pot Brownies

by Anonymousreply 115November 24, 2021 5:10 PM

Obviously you need to bring a box of wine, the cheaper the better.

by Anonymousreply 116November 24, 2021 5:10 PM

Les tarots de Mademoiselle Lenormand. Interpret them very generously to people you like, and with slight sinister outlooks for the ones you hate. Do this all half in French, half in English. Claim that you mostly read them in French, and drop in frequent asides: "how to say cocombre, s'il vous plait?"

by Anonymousreply 117November 24, 2021 5:11 PM

Crown Roast Of Frankfurters

Ingredients

Beef or pork frankfurter(s)

1 pound(s)

Apple cider vinegar

2 Tbsp

Poppy seeds

1 tsp

Uncooked savoy cabbage

2 cup(s), shredded, or other green cabbage, shredded

Water

½ cup(s), boiling

Canned pimento(s)

¼ cup(s), chopped or sliced

Slice frankfurters lengthwise, but do not cut all the way through. (Do not separate halves). Open. Broil, cut side up on rack, about 3 inches from source of heat, for about 5 minutes. Add vinegar and poppy seeds to cabbage; toss thoroughly. Heap cabbage in a mound on the center of the baking dish. Lean cut side of frankfurters against cabbage to form a crown. Secure frankfurters with toothpicks. Pour water over cabbage. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes, or until cabbage is tender, but crisp. Garnish with pimento. Divide evenly. Makes 4 dinner servings.

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by Anonymousreply 118November 24, 2021 5:17 PM

Bring Bel Ami star Dylan Maguire (who is neither Irish nor Scottish). He's not the most handsome boy but he's known to be by far the most fun at any yacht party. Will Hudson be any different?

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by Anonymousreply 119November 24, 2021 5:17 PM

An EX-LAX laced pie! 💩💩💩🤪

The guests will shit all over the bitches' bathroom and the ones that don't wipe their asses good will leave remnants or at least shit smells all over any upholstered seat cushions! HAHAHAHA!

by Anonymousreply 120November 24, 2021 5:27 PM

pretzels dipped in white chocolate and tipped with sugar sprinkles

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by Anonymousreply 121November 24, 2021 5:30 PM

I nearly died when viewing the crown roast of frankfurters. Ohhh, my stars.

by Anonymousreply 122November 24, 2021 5:30 PM

Bring a hot, young, masculine total top muscle stud with bad table manners as your date, and proceed to make out with him all night.

Nothing makes a bitchy old queen more miserable than seeing one of their peers actually enjoying life!

by Anonymousreply 123November 24, 2021 5:33 PM

A female friend of mine once made arrangements to be picked up from her 20th year high school reunion picnic by a very beautiful male (gay) friend who restored antique cars (it was his livelihood).

He picked her up in a Duesenberg and swept her off her feet into a hug.

The broken-down bullying ex-cheerleader contingent never bothered her again.

Don't know if you have the time to arrange something similar.

by Anonymousreply 124November 24, 2021 5:33 PM

I honestly thought those were cigarettes at first, R121. Imagine the looks.

by Anonymousreply 125November 24, 2021 5:34 PM

OP, pay no attention to the spurious suggestions in this thread. Too much work, every one of them.

Stay home. WITHHOLD. There will be no party without you. And you know it. Show them who is boss and do it from the comfort of your own home.

by Anonymousreply 126November 24, 2021 5:41 PM

Op, you'll have fun if you just go with it. Promise not to judge anyone. It's like going on a cruise

by Anonymousreply 127November 24, 2021 5:44 PM

You bitches. I always bring deviled eggs and they are great!

by Anonymousreply 128November 24, 2021 5:49 PM

If I get invited to a pot luck there'd better damn well be pot and a bong (or at the least wrapping papers) there for my enjoyment, or I'll be incensed.

by Anonymousreply 129November 24, 2021 6:02 PM

Bring a new Amway recruit. Tell him it'll be a perfect opportunity to pitch Amway to the rest of the guests and expand his downline.

Fun for all.

by Anonymousreply 130November 24, 2021 6:03 PM

Guatemalan peasant soup. It’s like a stew!

by Anonymousreply 131November 24, 2021 6:05 PM

Guatemalan peasants hardly have any meat on them. How do you make a stew?

by Anonymousreply 132November 24, 2021 6:15 PM

Slip some Toast Points a la Charles Laughton onto the appetizer platters.

And, for a homey touch, you could add your grandmother's "Frothy Salmonella Rolls," remembered so well from that last Thanksgiving she hosted.

by Anonymousreply 133November 24, 2021 6:31 PM

Bring homemade brownies made with Exlax

by Anonymousreply 134November 24, 2021 6:51 PM

How about a 6 pack of Andrè?

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by Anonymousreply 135November 24, 2021 6:52 PM

Can I just ask one question?

OP, is this the only invitation you got?

by Anonymousreply 136November 24, 2021 6:56 PM

Shoplift some Little Debbie Tree Cakes and bring them on a Saran Wrap-covered paper plate.

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by Anonymousreply 137November 24, 2021 7:07 PM

R137 they ARE cheerful. Make the paper plate lime colored and it will be a hit.

by Anonymousreply 138November 24, 2021 7:40 PM

Bring a big dish of noodle kugel. That's what a friend brought to one of my Fourth of July roof deck dinners.

by Anonymousreply 139November 24, 2021 7:41 PM

[quote] "I catered some parties for upper class Boston Brahmins who liked crostini topped with peanut butter and bacon. No kidding!"

Joan Crawford recommended something similar in "My Way Of Life".

by Anonymousreply 140November 24, 2021 8:08 PM

The ne plus ultra of fine entertaining.

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by Anonymousreply 141November 24, 2021 9:21 PM

[quote]I want what I bring to the “potluck” to subtly insult them by showing them I don’t care what they think.

Dinner rolls.

by Anonymousreply 142November 24, 2021 9:22 PM

OP tell jokes

A woman walks into a tattoo parlor.

Asking the man in charge to put a picture of a turkey saying "Happy Thanksgiving!" on one thigh and a picture of Santa saying "Merry Christmas!" on the other. The man looked confused by her odd request, so he asked her why. She calmly looked at him and replied without even a stutter. "My husband always complains that there's nothing good to eat between Christmas and Thanksgiving."

by Anonymousreply 143November 24, 2021 9:40 PM

That's funny.

by Anonymousreply 144November 24, 2021 9:42 PM

Remind them what their town is really like:

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by Anonymousreply 145November 24, 2021 9:46 PM

This thread died, like Hudson's cachet?

by Anonymousreply 146November 25, 2021 1:33 AM

This might un-liven things up

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by Anonymousreply 147November 25, 2021 1:36 AM

R146 Exactly

by Anonymousreply 148November 25, 2021 1:36 AM

OP stepped on a loose deviled egg and slipped out the window.

by Anonymousreply 149November 25, 2021 1:45 AM

Sucks to be you

by Anonymousreply 150November 25, 2021 1:47 AM

LOL, y'all a bunch of cunts extraordinaire.

by Anonymousreply 151November 25, 2021 1:52 AM

Devils eggs are gross and smell the place up. My ex once took me with him to a dinner at one of his friends. The host offered me a devil egg which I declined. He then offered one to another guy who accepted, prompting the host to comment: "How nice, you eat what the host offers you like a good guest!" Cunt!

by Anonymousreply 152November 25, 2021 1:59 AM

One cunty thing to do at a holiday party, intentional or not, is show up dressed to the nines with a few friends. Be on the early side. Help yourself to wine and be super nice and charming and introduce yourself and your friends to everyone, circulate. You have to do this while everyone’s hobnobbing about, before seating. Then at some point before that, you and your friends make a polite, friendly goodbye to whoever is near the front door. Not loud, but still noticeable. Then quickly get in your car and split. You’re all clearly going to a better dinner party but wanted to make an appearance. CUNTS!

by Anonymousreply 153November 25, 2021 2:13 AM

Pizza rolls for appetizers. Problem solved.

by Anonymousreply 154November 25, 2021 2:17 AM

Talk only about football, nothing else. Keep asking why the game isn’t on.

by Anonymousreply 155November 25, 2021 2:23 AM

Tontinos party pizza

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by Anonymousreply 156November 25, 2021 2:25 AM

Park on their front lawn.

by Anonymousreply 157November 25, 2021 2:29 AM

Turkey meatballs and non-event toast.

by Anonymousreply 158November 25, 2021 2:30 AM

Fresh Pet

by Anonymousreply 159November 25, 2021 6:51 AM

Nutloaf

by Anonymousreply 160November 25, 2021 6:56 AM

A tray of hors d'oeuvres. Ritz Crackers with spray cheese and a slice of olive on top. Your popularity will soar.

by Anonymousreply 161November 25, 2021 7:00 AM

Yes, nothing says sophistication and thoughtfulness like spray cheese and Ritz crackers.

That hot dog and cabbage crown made my hair stand on end.

by Anonymousreply 162November 25, 2021 7:07 AM

Buy a couple cans of Ocean Spray whole berry cranberry sauce, mix them with a can of drained mandarin oranges, and put it in a Tupperware bowl.

by Anonymousreply 163November 25, 2021 7:30 AM

Is it OK to drain Mandarin oranges?

by Anonymousreply 164November 25, 2021 7:36 AM

Only if you're serving them with pasta.

by Anonymousreply 165November 25, 2021 9:48 AM

Fruit Cake!

by Anonymousreply 166November 25, 2021 11:39 AM

Mandarin oranges are cultural appropriation!

by Anonymousreply 167November 25, 2021 12:46 PM

I'm just wondering why OP has to spend Thanksgiving with these queens she loathes?

Wasn't there an invitation from nice people? Or has water sought its own level?

by Anonymousreply 168November 25, 2021 12:51 PM

[quote]Is it OK to drain Mandarin oranges?

Drain, yes. Rinse, NO!

by Anonymousreply 169November 25, 2021 1:22 PM

Do you rinse them before or after peeling, R169?

by Anonymousreply 170November 25, 2021 1:45 PM

Sorry, R169, I meant: Do you DRAIN them before or after peeling?

by Anonymousreply 171November 25, 2021 1:46 PM

Show up in a wheelchair with a dog tied to a leash you refuse to let go of. Proceed to get drunk.

by Anonymousreply 172November 25, 2021 1:52 PM

OP is clearly a creature of habit.

He passively-aggressively seeks out the approval and attention of the “bitchy old queens” he claims to loathe.

He seeks wisdom and attention from the bitchiest old queen website on the internet.

One follows the other.

by Anonymousreply 173November 25, 2021 1:58 PM

Thief.

by Anonymousreply 174November 25, 2021 2:00 PM

I can't make all your decisions for you, R170 / R171.

by Anonymousreply 175November 25, 2021 2:41 PM

Grab the two most limber and give 'em a show.

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by Anonymousreply 176November 25, 2021 2:59 PM

R176 — that was GREAT! Thanks for bringing a big smile to my face!

by Anonymousreply 177November 25, 2021 3:09 PM

R13 What R13 said. Bring something nice and be a gracious guest.

by Anonymousreply 178November 25, 2021 3:14 PM

Bring something that calls for lots and lots of fresh parsley garnish, that you have “accidentally” confused with cilantro. There will be a riot!

by Anonymousreply 179November 25, 2021 3:41 PM

R176 Very Fun!

by Anonymousreply 180November 25, 2021 3:50 PM

[quote]how about bringing something nice and being grateful that someone invited you to dinner so you wouldn't be alone.

What a DL Downer!

by Anonymousreply 181November 25, 2021 5:06 PM

It is the one day of the year I sneak into Chick-Fil-A...

by Anonymousreply 182November 25, 2021 5:28 PM

So what's the verdict, OP? I want to know. I'm invested.

by Anonymousreply 183November 26, 2021 4:57 AM

Yes, please give us the rundown of everything that happened.

by Anonymousreply 184November 26, 2021 6:22 AM

Anyone else envious?

I spent Thanksgiving alone.

by Anonymousreply 185November 26, 2021 9:03 AM

OP we Must know! did you end up in bed with one of the Hudson queens? Were you demeaned by Sessie?

by Anonymousreply 186November 26, 2021 11:38 AM

OP here! Sorry to report there was little drama. The “snotty” queens were on their best behavior and very welcoming to everyone there. The guy I’m currently dating (who I brought) talked me out of making deviled eggs or trying to upstage or “downstage” their party. We brought this very nice banana pudding crumb chocolate cake thing from a local bakery that was really delicious, and a big hit. The house was decorated to the hilt, and the spread was delicious. Sooo good. No table seating just sitting in various rooms with plates and non-stop drinks. There was little drama, I was shortsighted to complain, and I did get swept up in the holiday cheer.

There was though the usual gossip about broken Hudson and it’s broken people (the stupid concrete blocks in the street the Tourist Committee spent almost half a million on have Cuomo’s office furious, what druggy too-young boyfriend of an old queen totaled his car and skipped town, what elderly shop owning queen left their two dogs in their car this summer who both died of heat exposure and the whole thing got hushed up, what ex-mayor appears to be back on the drug train, the Marina Ambromovic center is finally being turned into an actual theater by the Galvin Foundation who everyone loathes, there’s a new McDonald’s going up and why is that the only sign of growth, what gallery owner/art festival organizer was secretly sued out of the last town he fled from, who’s fucking who now, what local OnlyFans hottie is secretly broke, on and on…) I’m amazed no one gossiped about the host’s awful shop, because everyone makes fun of it behind their backs!

My date and I were the youngest guys there and really had a nice time. We left early and went back to his place and watched a movie. I heard later my ex showed up after I left so that was probably good timing.

I’m happy this thread turned into a fun one, I had no idea it would. Am I going to get attacked now that I did the right thing, and have no real drama to report? LOL!

by Anonymousreply 187November 26, 2021 1:42 PM

No gossip about who was bitching on DL? They must all be very polite. Or are holding it till the next party when you're not invited.

by Anonymousreply 188November 26, 2021 1:51 PM

You sound shallow, R187.

Hudson is a good place for you. It's shallow, too.

by Anonymousreply 189November 26, 2021 2:31 PM

Hmmm…

[quote] There was the usual gossip about broken Hudson and it’s broken people (the stupid concrete blocks in the street the Tourist Committee spent almost half a million on have Cuomo’s office furious, what druggy too-young boyfriend of an old queen totaled his car and skipped town, what elderly shop owning queen left their two dogs in their car this summer who both died of heat exposure and the whole thing got hushed up, what ex-mayor appears to be back on the drug train, the Marina Ambromovic center is finally being turned into an actual theater by the Galvin Foundation who everyone loathes, there’s a new McDonald’s going up and why is that the only sign of growth, what gallery owner/art festival organizer was secretly sued out of the last town he fled from, who’s fucking who now, what local OnlyFans hottie is secretly broke, on and on…) I’m amazed no one gossiped about the host’s awful shop, because everyone makes fun of it behind their backs!

by Anonymousreply 190November 26, 2021 2:44 PM

OP this thread was a lot of fun and it’s for the best that no drama occurred. Sometimes we mentally psych ourselves up due to stress of the holidays and having to deal with family and friends.

by Anonymousreply 191November 26, 2021 2:45 PM

Surely one of the other queens in attendance saw your report op, are you worried about being Id’d and not being invited again?

by Anonymousreply 192November 26, 2021 2:49 PM

Ummmm you do realize the horrible queens who invited you are most likely reading this right now? They sound like typical DLers.

by Anonymousreply 193November 26, 2021 2:49 PM

I actually kind of like you, OP. You’re a tad young and naive, but you’ll be one of us in a few years. I never thought I’d grow old and bitter. But honestly, it’s fun, and the alternative is suicide, which I’d never do to my sweet mother. When you finally realize there’s nothing to look forward to, and the best years are behind you, you’ll enjoy the meaningless gossip and drama you were describing upthread.

by Anonymousreply 194November 26, 2021 2:55 PM

R194 What happens when mother dies?

by Anonymousreply 195November 26, 2021 3:11 PM

Don't ask.

by Anonymousreply 196November 26, 2021 3:55 PM

A boy's best friend is his mother.

by Anonymousreply 197November 26, 2021 3:59 PM

[quote]what druggy too-young boyfriend of an old queen totaled his car and skipped town, what elderly shop owning queen left their two dogs in their car this summer who both died of heat exposure and the whole thing got hushed up, what ex-mayor appears to be back on the drug train, the Marina Ambromovic center is finally being turned into an actual theater by the Galvin Foundation who everyone loathes, there’s a new McDonald’s going up and why is that the only sign of growth

So, it's turning into Florida.

by Anonymousreply 198November 26, 2021 3:59 PM

We love you OP, R186, you are the very model of a modern Datalounger. What would Hudson, NY, be without you? Did you ever run into Sessie? We would love to hear your take in him because you write so well.

by Anonymousreply 199November 26, 2021 4:00 PM

Dinner / cocktail parties with a gaggle of awful, quipping, yapping gay men where one man is out of his element has frequently been a mainstay/trope of gay-themed films, my favorite being the dinner party scene in Fassbender’s “Fox and His Friends.”

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by Anonymousreply 200November 26, 2021 4:04 PM

“ what druggy too-young boyfriend of an old queen totaled his car and skipped town” sounds delicious. More details please with a full physical description of the two.

by Anonymousreply 201November 26, 2021 4:04 PM

ya'll believe fucking anything.

by Anonymousreply 202November 26, 2021 4:21 PM

You actually sound like an awful person, R87. Not Hitler awful, but real life awful.

I am thankful I don't know you.

by Anonymousreply 203November 26, 2021 5:12 PM

R186, Sesshie is still in small-town London and will be until next week according to his Instagram. He spent Thanksgiving clutching a protein box and feeling grateful.

by Anonymousreply 204November 26, 2021 5:18 PM

Sheesh, R203.

I mean, the Kwannza cake is pretty bad, but not THAT offensive.

by Anonymousreply 205November 26, 2021 5:19 PM

R87, I am so sorry. LOL! I dropped a 1.

I meant OP, R187!

LOL

by Anonymousreply 206November 26, 2021 5:46 PM

[quote]... there’s nothing to look forward to, and the best years are behind you....

Well! That is clear, succinct and acurate.

by Anonymousreply 207November 26, 2021 5:54 PM

I aggre, R207. Acuracee is gud.

by Anonymousreply 208November 26, 2021 6:03 PM

By any chance, were any of these guys there yesterday?

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by Anonymousreply 209November 26, 2021 6:34 PM
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by Anonymousreply 210November 26, 2021 6:36 PM

Re-plated supermarket brownies are my go-to for this type of situation.

by Anonymousreply 211November 26, 2021 7:13 PM

OP, I can't express how pissed I am that you didn't take my Crown Roast Of Frankfurters after I went to all the trouble to provide the complete recipe.

by Anonymousreply 212November 26, 2021 10:06 PM

Sunt!

by Anonymousreply 213November 26, 2021 10:08 PM
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