So…there is lots of talk about being a “Good Host/Hostess”, but what about the guest? There are definitely some things you can do to become a “Good Guest”, a guest that will be remembered for the good things they did vs. the not-so-good things or even just shear indifference.
Here are some tips to get your through this holiday season with dining debonair.
- RSVP in a timely manner, asking questions during the interaction. What is the attire? May I bring something? May I bring a date or a few friends? These leading questions will help guide you on what to do and not give your Host an unwanted “aha moment”.
- Did you know that 4 in 10 Americans, 40%, have either done, or know someone who has done something inappropriate or embarrassing at an office holiday party? Well that is not a good way to impress the boss. No when to say when, when it comes to partaking in Holiday Cheer!
- Thank your host/hostess! It takes planning and funding to throw a party or event, so it is mannerly to show your appreciation. Make sure you say “thank you”, if possible, before you depart an event and then follow up with a written note. An email thanks is nice, but sending a real thank you note…well you will be remembered, and the gesture appreciated!
Being a good guest is important to the overall impression you present. You never know who might be dining next to you or who you will bump into at a cocktail party.
You want to be invited back? Let the last impression be a positive one!
Check out our Dining Dilemmas page in our website for other tips. (link the did you know Dining Dilemmas page)
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Lisa and Demetria
Co-Founders – Mother, May I