Hosting Etiquette

Remember that a good host has the following characteristics.

  1. reliable. Be ready when your guest arrive.
  2. available. Greet guests when they arrive.
  3. prepared. Have the meal prepared in advance and cocktails ready when your guests arrive.
  4. percise. Make clear in the invitations any special details for your party.
  5. catalyst. Circulate and introduce guests. help start a conversation before moving on.
  6. aware. Keep drinks refilled and meet other guest needs.
  7. leader. Start eating promptly, guests are following your lead here and in other areas.
  8. mindful. Pay attention to details and make sure everything is and remains well-prepared.