Monday, December 17, 2012

MYMM: Holiday Parties

By now, you've probably been to many holiday parties. You probably have many more to come. Here are a few basic etiquette tips to ensure you'll be invited back!

1. Don't come empty handed. Bring an appetizer or dessert if asked. It's also nice to bring a little hostess gift, like a candle or Christmas ornament.
2. Follow the times set on the invitation. If it's a 7-10 party, you better leave by 10. It's inconsiderate to overstay, especially if the hostess has children or if it is during the work week.
3. Help the hostess out. A simple hey Anna, can I do anything is so thoughtful and the simple  could you bring out a tray of appetizers? could help her out a lot.
4. Be mindful of what you say. Especially with the election year, it's important not to step on anyone's toes!
5. Follow up with a thank you note!


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