It's enjoyable to get an invite to a party. We give you three etiquette tips helping you feel welcomed by the host and everyone for the next one!
1. Reply early.
Make sure you reply with explicit acceptance or declination in time. An early reply is also much appreciated because the host can plan the event easier.
2. Arrive on time and don't stay too late.
Plan to arrive on time. Even if you plan to give the host more preparation time, don't delay more than 30mins, especially if dinner or luncheon is involved in the party. You don't want to let everyone wait for you to get started. Don't be the last one to leave. The host might need time to clean up and have a rest. It's a long day for them.
3. Eat something before you go.
You don't have to do this. The goal is not craving for food at the party but to enjoy the conversations.
4. Offering help to clean up
The host has spent much effort on hospitality. An offer to help cleanup is appreciated.
5. Send a handwritten thank-you note
Because you get to their home, you have the address. Then, there is a benefit to send a handwritten note appreciate the good time spent and the hosptaility. You can consider creating customized thank-you cards with your photos and crafts.
You probably have used Emoji sometime like this (:-) 🙂) . Let's learn some simple emoji and their meaning:
Many people use acronyms, just assuming you know! Let's take some time to learn the most basic ones:
Try different words to express yourself.
What to Say
What alternatives can you say yes... "Certainly."
What do you say when hearing unwanted advice.... "That sounds interesting."
What do you say when hearing "How are you? .... "I'm doing good and you?" (Always ask back)
What Not to Say
When you reply or respond emails only a little bit late. Don't say "Sorry for the delay." instead say "Thanks for your patient."
When someone say "Thank you." Don't say "No problem." instead say "Always happy to help!"