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Complimenting The Hostess

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I had Thanksgiving at a distant in-law's house out of state. I brought 100% of my own food that I had prepared ahead of time and reheated in her oven/microwave. Everything went perfectly, but I had a case of foot-in-mouth a few times.

Everyone thanked the hostess and complimented her food and thanked her for all her hard work. I could tell her the house was lovely, how we appreciated all the effort she went through to host so many people. I offered to help with cooking several times and worked hard wiht clean up.

What do you say when everyone compliments the chef? What phrases/actions do you use to be a gracious guest without revolving around the food?

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It was a fabulous party, your house is so lovely, thank you so much for a wonderful time.

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"Thank you so much for understanding my need to bring my own food! I so wish I could have had your cooking, I am sure it was outstanding, but knowing that I was free to do what I needed to do allowed me to have a wonderful time with everyone here tonight. I really appreciate the understanding you gave to this."

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Everything smelled/looked lovely! I'd love your recipe for the '________'.

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you could go one further and thank her fr being gracious about not making a big deal of bringing your own food, for being understanding about it. then of course the other sentiments sounds perfect too!

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I say, "Thank you so much for everything, I had a wonderful time!" Pretty much covers all bases :)

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Thank you for having me. I had a great time.

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