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 ...


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? ...


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 ...

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’...

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...


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...


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 ...


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...

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...

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 ...