Whether you have a busy calendar full of parties to attend or plan to host a gathering of your own sometime soon, it's never a bad idea to refresh your entertaining knowledge.
There are so many myths that are either outdated or not entirely true yet get perpetuated year after year—so we called upon the pros to set us straight!
Below, etiquette and entertaining experts weigh in with seven common myths that hosts and guests alike should stop believing.
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If a guest arrives at your dinner party with wine in tow, should you plan to uncork it and offer a glass to others immediately?
You certainly can do so, but by no means are you obligated to open that bottle of red unless you explicitly asked your guest to bring it as a contribution, says Mariah Grumet, etiquette expert and founder of Old Soul Etiquette.
«As the host, you have already prepared what you are serving for your event,» she says, adding that you should by all means feel to enjoy the bottle on your own at a later date.
Picture a dinner party and images of elegant men and women sporting fancy suits and elegant dresses may come to mind, but these days, attire can be much more relaxed, says etiquette expert Rosalinda Randall.
«The come-as-you-are look is perfectly acceptable,» she says, noting that feeling comfortable in your outfit is key.
Dinner parties are not the same as children's birthday parties where leaving with a gift bag of treats is commonplace. Event and wedding planner Kelly Soule, the founder of Kelly Elizabeth Events, explains that party favors for adult guests are simply not necessary.
«I believe that entertaining and providing a delicious meal is a wonderful gift in itself,» she says.
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