Q: When it comes to parties, I’m always a goer never a thrower. Is that rude?
A: It’s rude not to reciprocate in some way, but it doesn’t have to be in kind. If you’re not fond of cooking or having parties at your house, and your budget allows, take small groups of friends out to dinner or invite them to a ball game or a play. Or, have them over in small gatherings for cocktails, or dessert and coffee.