Here’s How You Can Become The World’s Best Party Guest
Chances are the invitations are starting to roll in for Christmas parties. You can just show up OR you can become the world’s best party guest.
In my perfect world, the party would start at 7 and be over at 9. But how do you really slip out with grace? These and other questions are about to be answered. These suggestions come to us from the book, Party Manners by David Laskin,
When you get your party invitation, give a clear answer if you are going to show up. The worst thing you can do is appear as though you are waiting to see if you get a better invitation. If you have to check with your spouse, that of course is acceptable. Just be clear about that and give them an answer as soon as possible.
Always always bring a gift of some kind. It doesn’t not have to be anything fancy. A great gift idea could be a bottle of wine or flowers. It could even be some home made cookies. Just bring a gift always.
You won’t be doing the host any favors by getting there early. Never arrive early. Lateness is bad but getting there early will be awkward for everyone involved.
Mix and mingle for heaven’s sakes. If the host isn’t around to introduce you to people you don’t know, it is fine to introduce your own self. To learn more about party etiquette get details from Emily Post right here.
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