Posts Tagged "etiquette"

From the school of polite partying: Spilled Wine 101 

The most polite way to deal with a spilled drink, by Paperless Post

Grandmothers are bastions of fine manners, and ours always had strong opinions on drinks—mixed, shaken, stirred, and especially spilled. A consummate hostess, she taught us that putting one’s guests at ease is the golden rule of giving a gracious party. So when a festive cocktail party climaxes in a brandy stain on her favorite kaftan or bust of Marie Antoinette, she never fumbles for the right course of action.

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How to crash a party (hint: bring booze)


Come bearing gifts. Flowers or pie will do, but nothing tops a good old bottle of something to drink. Even if you’re not welcome to the party, your alcohol will be.

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