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What is a get Together?

Mary McMahon
Updated May 16, 2024
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A get together is a small, casual gathering, usually designed for a group of friends who are all comfortable with each other. This differs from an event like a party, which may include a large mixed group, or a dinner, which is a formal event with a guest list which can vary considerably in size and composition. Many people enjoy attending or organizing get togethers, viewing them as an important part of their social lives.

Such an event may be impromptu, as when a small group of people spontaneously decide to do something together, or it may be scheduled for a specific date and time. Some groups of friends have a standing get together which takes place at a fixed date and time every week or month, with people rotating hosting duties so that no one feels over burdened.

In addition to friends, a get together may include people linked by another common bond. Offices, for example, might hold get togethers to encourage employees to socialize and get to know one another. People can also meet over common issues of interest, arranging get togethers as an alternative to formal organized meetings to give people a chance to connect with people who have similar interests. A local political party office, for example, might hold a get together for members of the party.

The events at a get together vary widely. Some may include board games or party games, while in others, people are left to their own devices. Simple party snacks are commonly on offer, with people typically serving themselves from an array set out buffet-style. Drinks of non-alcoholic and alcoholic varieties are also usually included. Many people play background music on a stereo or sound system for atmosphere, and some people like to decorate for a get together to make people feel like the occasion is special.

When you are invited to a get together, the assumption is usually that the event will be casual. You are not required to show up at a specific time, although you may be asked to attend during a particular time frame, such as six to nine in the evening. Generally, because get togethers are not formal, it is safe to bring a guest or two, although you may want to check with the host, especially if the guest is not known to other party attendees. While you are not required to bring anything to a get together, many people like to bring a present for the host as a way of thanks, such as a houseplant, some flowers, or something to serve at the buffet.

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Mary McMahon
By Mary McMahon

Ever since she began contributing to the site several years ago, Mary has embraced the exciting challenge of being a HomeQuestionsAnswered researcher and writer. Mary has a liberal arts degree from Goddard College and spends her free time reading, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors.

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By anon135896 — On Dec 20, 2010

Please ask the host if you should bring something! My goal is to get the circle together, but I would really love a extra bottle of wine!

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