Party Etiquette

Sticky Situation: The ABCs Of Holiday Partying

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 12.08.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

It's party season! The happ, happiest season of all! Maybe you're hosting, or maybe you'll be doing a lot of "guesting" ... Regardless, of what your Yule tiding role will be, here is the alphabet to guide you on the twenty-six dos and don'ts of party etiquette.

Sticky Situation: Six Labour Day Party Dos and Don'ts

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 08.26.2016 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Only a couple more weekends before Labour Day! Where did the summer go? You may only have one more chance to make a great impression on family and friends at the last fiesta of the sunny season. Whether it's a barbecue, brunch, a pool or cocktail party, or a potluck, follow these six modern party do's and don'ts for hosts and guest.

Everything You Need To Know Dinner Parties This Summer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 06.10.2015 | Canada Living

Not sure what to give your host? Or worse, not sure what to serve at your own dinner party? The rules for hosting and attending dinner in someone's ho...

Sticky Situation: Handling an Awkward New Year's Party Request

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 03.02.2013 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

In the New Year, I will be hosting a pot-luck for my colleagues. But I am concerned that my new hardwood flooring could be damaged by high heels, as a result of guests not removing their shoes at the door. Should I e-mail my team members in advance to ask that they bring their slippers or indoor shoes?

Five Big Don'ts for the Office Holiday Party

Karen Cleveland | Posted 01.07.2013 | Canada Living
Karen Cleveland

Temperatures have plummeted. Clocks are set back. Any day now, your inbox will be inundated with an influx of holiday invitations. One invite will likely be tied to celebrating the season with your colleagues. Here are five sure-fire ways to flop at the office holiday party -- so, don't.

Can't Remember Someone's Name? Be a Social Detective!

Gail McInnes | Posted 09.21.2011 | Canada
Gail McInnes

We all have brain lapses at times, especially in industries where you might constantly be meeting new people and interacting briefly with people. But how do you remember people's names and how you know them?