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Also with regard to length of time for the party, I don’t specify an end time. I just say when to show up and give some info about what to expect food wise. My family is massive and it goes without saying that a dish to pass is expected but I still usually specify in the invite something like, “immediate family will bring a dish to pass. Burgers, dogs, appetizers, cake, beer, and drinks will be provided.” My non family friends need to know they have no reason to eat food before coming to a party at my house. They can all expect to go home with leftovers for dinner if they want it though. Lol.