|Focus On: Party Manners
Whether it's an intimate dinner party with friends or the office holiday bash, with these etiquette do's and don'ts, you will be the most polite guest at the party.
· Do RSVP within a week of receiving the invitation.
· Do call the hostess if you're not sure of the dress code. However, never call the day of the party when the hostess is doing last minute preparations.
· Don't arrive early. But, if you're going to be more than 15 minutes late to a dinner party, do call. Also, don't arrive more than 30 minutes late for a cocktail party.
· Do bring a hostess gift to thank the hostess for all her hard work.
· Do hold your drink in your left hand during cocktails, so you can shake hands easily.
· Don't overstay your welcome. Plan to leave close to the ending time stated on the invitation, or about an hour after the dinner is over.
· Do alert the hostess, in advance, if you must leave before the party is over. When departing, let her know with a smile and a wave, rather than an involved good-bye, so that others don't leave as well.
· Don't forget to send a thank you note within a week after the date of the party.
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