The following is a guideline for being a guest at an EatinCommon event. However, the most important is to act the way you would want your guests to act if you were the host. And to have a great time!
When dinner starts, make sure you wait for the host to either start eating or request that you start eating. It's not a big deal, but it's just a gesture of respect and honor to wait for your host. Let them lead the dinner event, it's their house and their event.
Remember, when you go over to someone's house for dinner, you're not going there just to eat. You can do that at home or at a restaurant. You are also going there to spend time with people and to interact.
You’ve spilled wine on the tablecloth or rug, dropped a vase or broken an ornament. The damage is done. Apologize profusely but don’t keep talking about it all night. Help your host clean up the mess: wiping up the spill, picking up broken glass, etc. Offer to replace the object, pay cleaning costs. The following day, send flowers with your apologies and ask for forgiveness.
In general, think about what you would appreciate from guests if you were hosting? What would make a nice impression on you and what would not?
Relax and enjoy the evening.
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