I had the pleasure of appearing on Great Day Houston this Monday to talk about one of my favorite subjects: parties!   From the RSVP to host/wedding gifts to what to wear to how to socialize and gracefully leave a conversation, we covered the gamut of how you can be the perfect guest.

Summer Daytime Wedding Option

Summer Sundress Coral and Turquoise
Alberta Ferretti short dress / MICHAEL Michael Kors cage high heels / Ivanka Trump handbag / Fornash hinged bangle / MICHAEL Michael Kors long necklace pendant

Seasonless Evening Wedding Option


Evening Wedding
Apricot Online Short cap sleeve lace dress / L.K. Bennett Strappy heel sandal /

Leaving the Party

Knowing how to leave a conversation is helpful as is gracefully leaving a party.  Here are a few tips on how to make your exit.


  1. Plan to stay until cake cutting!   At a minimum, if there is a sit-down dinner stay for dinner.
  2. Congratulate and thank the happy couple sometime before you leave.
  3. If for some very important reason you need to leave before then, a quiet exit is recommended.


  1. Thank the host/organizer.
  2. If you are party hopping that night, plan to stay at least 30 minutes and plan a quiet exit as you just said hello to the host when you arrived.
  3. Unless you are part of the clean-up crew, don’t be the last to leave.

There is so much to cover around party etiquette!  What did we leave out?  What social grace questions do you want answered?