I'm going to a party in a couple days and I'm bringing an appetizer. I have a really cute platter I'd like to put it on... problem is I'll want to use the platter for the Holidays too. So, when I go to leave should I just take everything, leave the food on a different plate, or just leave it all?
Generally, I leave my stuff and just get my serving dish the next time I see the person, but in this case I won't see them soon after and it wouldn't be worth the time and drive to make an extra trip to get it back.
I kinda think it's tacky just taking it -- but I really don't know what the norm is. The other part of me kinda thinks the host would prefer me taking it rather than having to wash and track down ownership of each serving piece. This is the kind of party where almost everyone brings a dish (and it's like 30 people). How do you guys handle? Should I take it with me when I leave or just bring it on something else?