Here are some ways to use your Ps and Qs to be a good guests.
When you get an invitation, R.S.V.P. That means let the person know whether or not you’re coming. With email and answering machines now, there’s really no excuse not to.
Arrive 10-15 minutes after the invitation time (but no later). This gives your host and/or hostess those last few minutes to prepare.
Check and see if children are invited; don’t just bring your kids. If they aren’t, don’t bring yours. Nor should you expect your host and hostess to solve the babysitter dilemma for you.
Don’t arrive empty-handed. Bring along a nice little gift with you – a bottle of wine, a bouquet of flowers, a packet of printed cocktail napkins, a little inspirational book …
Once you’re there, offer to help in the kitchen and offer to help with the dishes. You may be told “no,” but at least you asked.
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