There is a trend going on for the past few years that I just don't understand...paying to go to a party at someone's house. One of our friend's had a New Year's party and the cost was $35/person. Someone is having a dinner party at their house and it is $10/person. Now I understand parties at bars often charge money but when I am invited to someone's home, I don't feel like I should be charged an entry fee. Yes, it costs money to throw a party but if you decide to have a party, you should take on the costs. BYOB or a potluck is something different (I would much rather actively contribute to the meal).
Maybe its a brilliant idea but I don't really like it. We just choose not to go to those parties.
Anyone else experience this?