10 Must-Do Holiday Party Etiquette


By now, invites are pouring in for Christmas parties. Whether for the office, family, or friends, there is cause to celebrate this merry season. Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO advises, “Though parties are occasions to relax and have fun, be sure to be on your best behavior, particularly at the office party where you are being watched…and may be talked about later. It is best to mind your manners and stay in control of every situation.” She offers the following tips:

  1. Check the invite for the dress code and dress appropriately.
  2. Bring a gift for the host. Wine, candy, chocolates home-baked cookies are best.
  3. Avoid showing excessive cleavage. Men should avoid wearing silly ties.
  4. Come on time. Advise your host in case you will have to be late.
  5. Relax, shake hands with guests,mingle ,and enjoy the moment.
  6. Do not put uneaten food back on the table. For dips, do not double dip. Spoon onto your plate or saucer, and dip as much as you wish.
  7. Eat and drink moderately. Take food with your drink. Or have a light snack before leaving the house.
  8. When you spill food or drink, apologize, and help clean up. If the material is soiled, offer to pay for the cleaning service.
  9. In a family dinner set-up, pass the food to your right, unless the person in your immediate left asks you to pass a dish.
  10. Send a personal thank you note to the host and anyone who has given a gift.

“Clothes and manners do not make the man; but, when he is made, they greatly improve his appearance.”- Emily Post


TalkShop, the leading ISO-certified corporate training facility accredited with the Civil Service Commission,walks you through the art of social graces and fine dining etiquette to equip you with the charm and finesse that make the difference.


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Sheila Viesca, TalkShop CEO and Director of Communication, took up Bachelor of Arts in Literature, pursued Master's degrees in Entrepreneurship and Economics, and completed her Doctorate in Applied Cosmic Anthropology. She designed the Philippines' Language Competency Benchmark for the Department of Education and pioneered Integrated Language Teaching (ILT) in workshop designs and corporate communication training. You can follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, LinkedIN


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