Holiday guides are generally for the people throwing the gathering, but it’s the guests’ behavior that determines the success of a party. That’s especially important to remember during Friendsgiving, when guests don’t feel pressured to be on their best behavior because Great-Aunt Gretchen can’t stand it when they fight.
Here are six simple steps to make sure you get invited back next year.
1. Ask what you can bring
When you accept the invitation, be sure add, “What can I bring?” Suggest a few dishes that you do well, or items you can help with in lieu of cooking. “I make a really great stuffing that’s always a hit,” or, “I’m a terrible cook, but am excellent at spending money and am happy to pick up ice cream (or wine or ice, etc.).”