Etiquette

6 Etiquette Tips for the Holiday Guest

A guide to good guest behavior at seasonal festivities.

Quick Dinner Party Seating Strategies

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

5 Things You Need to Do Before Hosting Guests

Easy ideas for prepping your place ahead of time, so visitors feel at home.

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.

7 Common Hosting Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them)

Even the most casual get-together requires some planning and prep. Avoid these common summertime hosting mistakes to make sure your event runs smoothly so your gathering stays festive and fun.

How to Dodge Political Conversations With Your Family During the Holidays

Some tips on how to navigate politically charged conversations.

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.

What Not to Do or Say to a Breast Cancer Patient

The right words can soothe; the wrong ones can sting. Survivors reveal what they found more hurtful than helpful.

Essential Etiquette Advice for Travelers 

Your guide to world-class manners. 

How to Write Thank You Notes and Sample Messages to Use

Use our samples of thank you notes to easily learn how to write a nice note to properly thank someone for sending a gift, money, or showing support.