It’s holiday party time! From now till January most of your weekends will be filled with cocktail parties, ugly Christmas sweater parties, and New Year’s celebrations. While you might be tired and feeling the stress of the season, the last thing you want is to be the rudest guest at the holiday party.
Follow these rules and not only will you have a good time, but you’ll get invited again and again!
- Don’t ignore the invitation: RSVP in a timely fashion and don’t bring extra guests unless you are explicitly asked to. Invitations are sent for a reason and you should respect them. If you don’t want to attend the party, RSVP that you can’t make it.
- Don’t show up to the party when you are sick: You might think it’s just a case of the sniffles, but you are potentially infecting everyone celebrating. That’s really uncool …
- Don’t arrive early: It doesn’t matter if it’s your best friend’s or your sister’s party – don’t show up before the time specified on the invite unless the host asks you to come early. Every last second counts when you are getting ready for a party, and early guests can throw everything off.
- Don’t stir up controversial conversation: It’s going to be a heated holiday, but don’t be the one that starts an argument. It’s likely your host won’t appreciate it …
- Don’t show up empty handed: And also don’t bring something that requires the host to do extra work. For example … If you bring an appetizer or dessert don’t ask the host to heat it up before serving for example. (Woman’s Day)