Usually, you can find helpful hints on projects and jobs that frequently require professional help on this blog. In the spirit of holiday gatherings, WhoCanHelp wants to give a few pointers on holiday hosting help.
Hopefully, you won’t need to hire a professional, but here are some party etiquette tips that can help make your entertaining and entertainment better.
Unwelcome additions to the holiday spread, though annoying, are a gesture of thanks. When a guest brings a pineapple-ham aspic salad it probably doesn’t fit your well catered spread, but it is still important to respond with graciousness. Thank the guest and make sure to put out the dish. Whether it is eaten or not, is not your problem.
Holiday parties often coincide with holiday drinking. When a guest has over indulged in spirits, its necessary to refuse your guest any access liquor. Pull the person aside and kindly inform them that they are inebriated and that he/she will no longer have drinking privileges in your home this night. Offer to call a car. Don’t let your guests drive home drunk. On the drinking conversation, if you are hosting a party, know your limits. You need to be the most aware and assertive if you are in-charge of your party.
Guests will often have certain dietary needs. If you know that you have a vegan guest make sure to have some options that accommodate their needs. No, you don’t need to make Tofurkey, but have side dishes that accomodate dietary needs.
Don’t cry over spilled milk…or wine. You’ll live. If the stain doesn’t come out with traditional cleaning, carpet cleaners are fantastic assets and not expensive for spot removal.
When you are going to a party, don’t bring uninvited guests without the host’s approval. Imagine if 10 guests brought a plus one. Feeding 20 guests instead of 10 is a huge expense and annoyance. You might not be invited back next time.
Gifts, they are an important part of the holiday season. If you are given a gift and do not have one in return, don’t apologize profusely. Graciously accept the present. You can give a gift in return later; however, if you do not send a gift, make sure to send a hand-written thank you. Yes, write it by hand, it is the least you can do.
Etiquette, check. Now, get your party on with WhoCanHelp.com!