Got a party coming up but have a bad reputation as a guest? It’s pretty easy to be a good guest, but a few too many drinks can make it a whole lot harder. With some forethought and consideration for the host, you can become the best guest you can be. If you have a reputation for being a bad guest, here are some ways you can change things up for yourself. And if you’re already a good guest, these tips will ensure the host never wants to have a party without you again!
If you are going to attend the party, let the host know you are coming. There’s not much worse for a host than expecting a certain amount of people only to have you show up out of the blue. Letting them know will help them prepare food and drinks and get seating set up for everyone. Just showing up will add pressure and stress a host doesn’t want or need. It’s not hard to let them know you are coming; send a quick text message or just click ‘Yes’ on the Facebook event page.
Bring Something with You
You don’t need to bring much, but arriving with a side dish or even just some beverages to share is a great way to ease pressure off the host and show your appreciation for them hosting the party in the first place. At the very least, you could just bring along drinks for yourself. But a bag of chips, some dip or any other kind of snack will always go down well with the host and make their night and your night so much better.
A party is usually the best time to get your drink on. But be responsible. It’s not your house or your party, so try not to wreck it with any drunken antics. Be sensible and know your limit. The last thing the host wants is to have to deal with an intoxicated guest all night. And they certainly wouldn’t enjoy cleaning up drunken spills the next morning. Remember: if you drove, you have to stay sober to drive back home. Breaking drink driving laws is a sure way to end a night out badly. While there are plenty of traffic law specialists, such as GC Traffic Lawyers, that could help you, a few hours of fun simply aren’t worth the risk.
Clean up a Little
This doesn’t mean taking out a feather duster and doing the shelves, but keeping things tidy and cleaning up your own mess is a good start and your host will greatly appreciate the effort. Before you leave, it’s nice to go around and pick up any empty bottles and throw them away or stack some dirty plates – anything to make things a bit easier on your host. As a bonus, the host will always be more willing to plan another party when they don’t have a huge mess to clean up the next day.
Being a good party guest isn’t hard. Just make things a little easier on the host, be respectful of their house, and be sensible and safe.