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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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
Its the term for the adults still caring for children at home when their own parents care needs rise. It can be complicated, messy and a little uncomfortable. We are here to help navigate.
64/ How to Delegate
Effective delegation is a neglected skill. Circular trap. When it doesn’t quickly work, we often think it is easier to do things ourselves, which makes effective delegation more elusive..