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Have you been invited to a huge Thanksgiving feast? Be sure to brush up on your etiquette before heading out the door so you won't annoy or offend your host.
Don't know where to start? It's as easy as minding your manners and following these tips on how to be a good guest at Thanksgiving or any other holiday gathering.
Here are a few key pointers for being the best guest possible:
Be on Time
Forget being fashionably late. A good Thanksgiving guest is never late. Be sure to arrive at the time indicated so you are not holding dinner up. If you are the hosting the Thanksgiving feast here are some tips for handling guests who arrive late.
Be Helpful To Your Host
A good Thanksgiving guest offers to help, whether it be taking bread out of the oven or carrying drinks to the table. The cherry on top would be to help clean up afterwards.
Don't Show Up Empty Handed
A good Thanksgiving guest always, always, always brings something to share at dinner. It doesn't matter if it's a bottle of wine or a store-bought pie, the idea is to never show up empty handed. Need ideas? Here are some great wine pairings.
Also, be graceful and be sure to thank your host for the fabulous spread they spent hours preparing. Bringing a gift for your host is a thoughtful idea. For some inspiration take a look at these gifts for foodies.
Need more help? Take a look below at this nifty infographic from Pickle Jar Studios to learn more Turkey Day etiquette: