Host and Guest Survival Strategies Part 1

Protocol School of Ottawa

The care-free days of summer are here.  Entertaining is less formal but more frequent.  Friends and family travel to visit one another and stay for a few days.  This should be fun and stress free for everyone.  Like you, I want to be remembered as both a gracious guest and a gracious host.

The goal of overnight guests should be quite simply to be invited back. Thoughtfulness and a little planning will ensure your host enjoys your stay with them and looks forward to your next visit.  A few pointers to being a welcomed guest:

* Before you leave home discuss with your host exactly how long you will be staying. They shouldn’t have to guess or ask when you’re leaving.

* Arrive with a useful gift for your host.  Specialty food or wines from your area are all lovely gifts.  If you know the taste of your host then…

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