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Archive for the Entertaining Category

Are You Social Enough?

Yet another excellent blog topic from a reader! She writes: My husband and I recently attended a professional dinner where we were assigned seating at a table of eight. When […]

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Holiday House Guests: What NOT To Do

Many of you are heading to visit friends and family over the holidays. If you want your hosts to be happy twice – one when you arrive and once when you leave, be sure to follow this advice. You won’t have to worry about being invited back…..which for some of you, might be the goal!

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Secrets of Being A Warm and Welcoming Host

Warm and welcoming. If I could pick two words that are my personal mantra for how I want to be thought of as a host, these are the ones. Warm and welcoming. I am not a gourmet cook. I am not lavish or extravagant. I only strive and humbly hope to be warm and welcoming; making each guest that enters our home feel that I am happy and grateful to be spending time with them.

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Cocktail Party Tip

It can be tough to juggle drinks and a plate full of food at a party. Throw in the occasional handshake and you just might go crazy. I recently learned something […]

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The Gracious Guest

Since the last blog was about being a Happy Host, I felt the need to balance out the equation and discuss the Gracious Guest. A favorite saying in the Etiquette World is “Don’t […]

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The Happy Host

With summer comes graduation parties, cookouts with friends, and the occasion to hang out with neighbors by the pool. Hooray! Entertaining can be loads of fun, but too often we don’t host a gathering because the […]

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Nothing's Finer Than A Fine Young Diner

Use these table manners tips to turn your child into a delightful diner!  Read Kelly’s article as featured in Eastern Home and Travel Magazine.

fine young diner article

Pack Your Manners

Traveling with kids? Read Kelly’s article as published in Eastern Home & Travel

Networking Etiquette: What Do You Know?

Thank you to Team Network for having me as their guest speaker at their Netfast in Rockville, MD. Click on the link to watch our netiquette discussion.

Team Network Netfast

Manners Schmanners! Read Kelly’s Interview in FindIt Frederick!