We'll admit we don't always follow our own advice. But let's face it: We all like to hear that friends enjoyed a meal we cooked for them. We love getting emails and comments from you on this site, telling us you loved a recipe. And we expect our friends would appreciate the same.
We remember reading an article in a magazine a while back where a hostess recommended mailing very straightforward, elegant cards as invitations for a dinner party. They simply read (something like), "Dinner at my place! Thursday at 8" in big, bold handwriting. The same works for a thank-you note. One sentence can sum it up:
"I dreamt about your roast chicken on Friday. It was perfect."
"Thank you for making my favorite chocolate cake."
"Next time I'm eating thirds."
Write it on a cool postcard so you don't have a lot of space to fill. Trust us, it's so much nicer than the next-day email, especially for a really spectacular meal or a special occasion.
What's your take on this? Do you write thank-you notes for dinner parties?
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(Image: Thank You letterpress cards, $12 for 8 from Yee-Haw Industries)