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  


Closing thoughts

46/ Party Time

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

45/ Holiday Planning

In the crazy year that has been 2020, Leslie and Ryan discuss everything it takes to ensure that your holiday plans go off with out a hitch.

43/ Home Maintenance

Home Maintenance is the name of the game today.  This could be considered a financial episode as well as DYI. We talk about the things that fall through the cracks if they aren't maintained — and that costs more money in the long run.  It's filters, appliances, and various other things that can easily be out of sight, out of mind.

44/ Home Improvement

Ryan and Leslie discuss the planning and execution of home improvement projects from the simple projects like new decks to complicated kitchen or bath redos.

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