How to be a Good Host, or a Good Guest

If its being a good host or a good guest, Leslie and Ryan have got you covered.  Let's throw a fantastic party together!

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Show Notes & Helpful Links

Set the table

A wishful thinking episode for Holidays in Covidtide. Tips on gathering in the hope you can gather. 


Being a Good Guest

  • RSVP. Relative importance depending on type of event, changing your reply. 


  • Letting the host know your limitations, like diet, without expecting them to change the event. 

  • The hostess gift conundrum

  • Before the party communications: Try to get questions out of the way before the day of (see below for host responsibility there). Don’t need running late notices for a typical cocktail party. Certainly need them for a dinner party. 

  • After the party: A note about thank you notes


Being a Good Host

  • Inform your guests. Day, time, location, of course, but also dress, perhaps parking, travel, codes… Anticipate questions guests might have coming to you. 

  • Be accommodating within your event. 

  • Goal, like most of etiquette, is to make guests feel welcome and comfortable

  • Depending on the type of event, have a schedule. Don’t waste guests time.

  • Know the rules and when to break them. For instance, holding food for late guests. Not an issue for buffet, but for seated dinners, 15 minutes. 

  • Don’t do the dishes  


Closing thoughts

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57/ Life Admin For New Parents

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