Category: Dining & Entertaining

Does, “No Gifts, Please” Really Mean I Shouldn’t Bring a Present?

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Happy Birthday! If today isn't your special day, it definitely falls somewhere between tomorrow ...

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7 Ways to Shine as a Party Guest & an Update on My Son

By: Maralee McKee Greetings!   …and we’re off! It didn’t take long for Christmas to get into full gear this year, did it? ...

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Manners Mentor Five Sandwich Etiquette Tips

By: Maralee McKee Greetings! Summer has officially blown Florida a fiery kiss. The temperature is hot, and the humidity is high. At the end ...

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Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Spaghetti Etiquette

Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Etiquette for How to Eat Spaghetti

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Cut, Twirl, or Spoon? Fun Etiquette for How to Eat Spaghetti Spaghetti, my youngest son’...

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RSVP Etiquette for Host and Guests

RSVP Etiquette for Guests and Hosts: The Newest Manners for This Fading Art

The number-one etiquette question people ask me is why no one will RSVP. It's hard to plan an event when you don't know how many people to plan for. H...

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Quick Tip! How to Talk With Food in Your Mouth

By: Maralee McKee Happy Friday Everyone! Your mom probably told you since you were knee-high to her that it was rude to talk with your mouth...

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How to Eat the Very Hardest-to-Eat Food!

By: Maralee McKee   Greetings! Yea! It's Friday! Tonight my sweet husband and I are going on our first date since early December. Yes, I ...

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How to Bow Out Of An After Hours Event You Don’t Want to Attend!

By: Maralee McKee I've been here! Have you? You're invited to an event, and it's not so much that you can't go, it's that you just don't want to go...

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Which To-Go Orders You Tip and Which You Don't

Which To-Go Orders You Tip and Which You Don’t

Which to-go orders to tip really puzzles far more people than you'd think. And how much should we tip? Let's talk tipping! By: Maralee McKee, Manne...

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How to Graciously Accept or Decline an Invitation

Quick Tip: Explaining Yourself When You RSVP

  By: Maralee McKee, Manners Mentor Dear Maralee, On several occasions when I had to RSVP that I couldn't attend a party, the host ...

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