Being a gracious host is important. However, so is being a good guest. With that said, if you want to be a good guest, then keep the following tips from Premier Glow, party experts in mind:
- Bring A Gift- You can show your appreciation by bringing a gift for the hostess. Don't give anywhere that requires their immediate attention. This includes items like flowers, which would require a vase, some water, a location to put them and they'll need to be arranged.
- Don't Party Hop- It's common for people to have several parties to attend, and they can often fall on the same night. Don't party hop. This means don't spend a few minutes at one party, only to go to another party to only spend another few benefits before going onto another party. Instead of party hopping, simply decline a party invite than to show up for a few minutes or not showing up at all due to spending more time than intended at a different party.
- Be Conscientious- If the host asks you to bring a dish to the party, then don't go overboard. Don't bring something that needs to be cooked before you go or cooked at the party. The host has enough on their plate to deal with.
- Know When To Leave- On the invite, the time of the party concluding is probably mentioned. However, if you notice the host yawning and cleaning up, then it's time to leave the party. Take the hint and don't overstay your welcome.
- Get Permission- Do you want to bring someone with you to the party? Are they on the guest list? If not, then ask the host before you bring them along. Hosting a party usually requires the host to know how many people are going to show up ahead of time.
- Say Thank You- Don't forget to say thank you. Save the thank you for the end of the party. Alternatively, you can say thank you when you're ready to leave.