Make a note of these 5 easy steps from John Robert Powers to ace your modern party etiquette and ensure you are a helpful and gracious guest!
Always tell your host whether or not you will be attending the party. The sooner you let them know, the better. This will ensure you don’t hinder their planning.
- Be on time
Punctuality is important, try to arrive as close to the start time as possible. Don’t be ‘fashionably late’ and never arrive early as you will inconvenience your host.
- Offer to help
If your host looks frantic, suggest how you can assist them or when the party comes to an end, offer to lend a hand cleaning up. Even if your gesture is refused, it will be appreciated.
- Don’t use your phone
Keep your phone tucked away and on silent mode during a party. In the event that you urgently need to take call, it is polite to excuse yourself to use your phone in private.
- Thank the host
Remember to thank the host in person before you leave. Then, give them a phone call the day after the party to say thank you and to praise the highlights of the evening.