no Kgirl, î didn't mean to imply that you would be mowed down by sneaker wearing old folks trying to get to the buffet. What I meant to convey was that since you've moved to Tucson, where there are lots of 'penny conscious' retirees may have affected your view of food pricing vs. value. a $25 hor d'oeuvre party is not steep
to me, the are lots of great reasons to go to those kinds of events and while the food is an enticement, it's usually not my motivating factor ..the fund raising cause itself is worth the 50 bucks, the people watching is always worth a few fun chips, it's almost always interesting to get out of your comfort zone and interact with a room of total strangers, which an be really fun too as you can goof on people if you like, and if you come away with making just one new fast friend, you'll be waay ahead! besides, what is the absolute worst thing that can happen? It's not a Carnival cruise!!!!!!
go have some fun.....eat, drink and be merry....it's only Monopoly money anyway...
ps. of course if you do see some sneaker wearing octogenarians looking to run you down, put on your New York City walk!