Arriving and gifting, eating and greeting, lending a hand and saying “thanks.” (If you think these are no-brainers, think again.)
Answers to everything you’ve been secretly wondering about.
How to avoid a party foul—and how to recover when you make one.
The bottom line for responding to a party invitation politely is this: RSVP ASAP—as in within a day or two. But when your answer isn’t a clear-cut yes or no—well, that’s when things get sticky. Jodi R. R. Smith, the founder of Mannersmith Etiquette Consulting, demystifies murky scenarios.