How to Navigate a Party

Gracious greeting and graceful eating―when you can’t afford to make a bad impression.

10 Ways to Be the Ideal Houseguest

Follow these simple rules of etiquette to ensure you’re invited back.

8 Baby Shower Etiquette Issues, Solved

As the host of a shower, you face a unique challenge: To make the honoree happy without making yourself crazy. The good news: It’s actually doable.

Quick Dinner Party Seating Strategies

Follow these simple rules for placing different personality types around your table.

5 Steps to Giving a Touching Toast

Steve Faber, the screenwriter of the movies “Wedding Crashers” and “We’re the Millers,” shares his top toasting points.

8 Tips for Making an Unforgettable Toast    

Steve Faber, the screenwriter of the movie "Wedding Crashers" as well as the comedy "We’re the Millers", reveals his don't-sweat-it secrets for raising a glass like a pro.

How to Recover From a Bad First Impression

Tips on how to turn around a less-than-stellar first encounter.

Etiquette Questions, Answered: Cookie Exchange Party

Real Simple's Modern Manners columnist helps you navigate holiday cookie swap etiquette.

10 Ways to Improve Your Table Manners

Experts in dining decorum share the social graces that make a meal a civilized affair.

6 Etiquette Tips for the Holiday Guest

A guide to good guest behavior at seasonal festivities.