How to act at a house party

This is something almost everyone will be familiar with. Let's face it, we all love parties but it is one thing to go to parties and a completely different another to know how to act at a party. Awkwardness or shyness won't really get you any fun. Then there's the other end of the spectrum: being a wild party animal. That might be fun for you but not so much for other people and your subsequently party invitations will be greatly reduced! So the following are our takes on how to behave at a party just right.

15 Important Tips on How to Act at a Party


First and definitely the most important: you're not there to sit in the corner and read a book; you could have just as easily done that at home. So, go out there, leave the shyness behind and talk to others at the party. Who knows, you might end up making a great professional connection or just a really great friend! It never hurts to know other people.

Don't hog

Remember that this isn't an all-you-can-eat buffet. The food is there just for the effect, so that people aren't uncomfortable while having a good time. Eating up all the food at a party is considered very distasteful and people don't like those who do so. So control the appetite and do what you went there to do: have a good time with other people.

Keep a check on the liquor

Well, I know most college kids won't really pay heed to this one but I'll say it anyway. Getting completely sloshed isn't good for anyone: not for you and definitely not for the other guests. Saying something inappropriate or acting completely ballistic is something that is really looked down upon, especially at professional gatherings. So, don't go all out!

Don't disrespect the host

Since he/she is the one who invited you in the first place, respect them. Pay attention to the rules and regulations that they have placed over the gathering. You might not agree with some of it but then you can always leave the party if you don't like it. As long as you're there though, it's best if you don't embarrass the host.

Know when to show up

This depends on your level of intimacy with the host. If you are close, it's best if you go early and help him/her out in getting all the arrangements together. However, if you are just another invitee, don't go too early! It's not a good feeling to be the first at a party. So call up other people and check when they plan to come and reach 15 minutes later, just for good measure.

Know who to bring

Knowing how to act at a party requires knowing who to bring or whether to bring anyone at all. So read the invitation carefully, and then decide on your company so that they won't embarrass you and therefore the host.

Remember your manners

Yes, this is important. Remember to say “please” or “thank you” every time someone serves you food or drinks. Greet people you know and politely introduce yourself to those you don't. These are the absolute basics of knowing how to act at a party but they cause a massive impression with people.

Know when to leave

So you know when to show up, it's best if you complement that with the knowledge of the appropriate time for an exit. If you are having the worst time ever, there's no point staying. In any case, it is considered polite to stay at a party for at least an hour. However, if you see that the host him/herself is displaying signs of discomfort, it's time to hit the door!

Don't show up empty handed

This is one of the biggest no-nos in the party-rule handbook. Showing up without a bottle of wine or the like is a sign that you don't really care much about being a part of the gathering and are just there to hog and drink. Bring some snacks along with you; even a bottle of liquor. It'll help you settle in as well!

Don't gossip

It is usually considered rude and petty to talk about other people at a party. Remember that everyone there has come to have a good time and they don't want their evening marred by distasteful stories about someone they know. Refrain from gossiping no matter how tempting it may seem. This will help you talk about other things which will help you get to know other people at the party.

Keep your guard up

While drinking or having a good time, people often forget one of the biggest rules of how to act at a party: never let your guard down. You don't want sensitive information to leak out of you just because you were a little tipsy. Granted, the party is a place to relax but don't shut off completely. Keep your senses while enjoying yourself!

Don't talk loudly

No one likes a loud person. It is uncomfortable for surrounding guests as well as the person you are talking to. No one likes to eavesdrop on others' conversation and it is especially uncomfortable when someone wants to talk but they can't because you are being too loud beside them. Respect other guests and let them enjoy themselves while doing so yourself.

Don't flirt openly

Well this is pretty obvious but all the same, no one likes a creep. Be subtle when you are talking to the opposite sex and don't come off as needy and attention-seeking. Learn to respect others' space and they will come to talk to you, not the other way around.

Take care of your attire

Some parties may have a dress code and it can be embarrassing if you don't read the invitation and show up dressed conspicuously different. Also, refrain from wearing revealing clothes. It is not something people really find comfortable, especially at professional parties.

Lastly, have a good time!

Right! Don't forget about yourself, you are going there to have a good time just like everyone else, so relax, let your hair down (not too much!) and enjoy yourself.

8 of 26 Buy Photo “Or if you’re from the northwestern rural area [of Connecticut], you’ll arrive in a pick-up truck playing s****y country music, wearing work boots and acting like a mildly racist southern redneck wanna-be.”

10 of 26 “Ain’t no one from my neck of the woods can afford to ‘summer’ anywhere.”

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11 of 26 “New Haven would show up with heroin and lean accompanied by Bridgeport who thinks he can rap while Greenwich would hop on her private plane and leave.”

13 of 26 CT would be standing in a corner, unnoticed, complaining about how god damn rude New York and Massachusetts are.

14 of 26 “[Connecticut would] be awkwardly trying to force our way into the New England circle with Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Vermont while they politely try to include us but even we know we don’t quite fit in anymore.

Our trashy friend Rhode Island awkwardly attempts to interject with their beer, cigarette and sun spots hoping they too can join the circle but can’t relate to anything.”

16 of 26 “It would be like 4 different people representing CT. You’ve got the heroine addict passed out on the floor, the rich snob Greenwich/Darien/Westport/New Canaanite, the pseudo redneck, and the wannabe Bostoner.”

And then there’s the white kid who grew up in the suburbs but still thinks he’s a gangster. Then there’s the actual gangsters.”

“Real CT is talking about which other state you plan to move to.”
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“[Connecticut would be] telling everyone that they aren’t allowed to do anything they enjoy.”
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22 of 26 “CT would be trying to tax the s*** out of the party.”

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“[Connecticut] would be trying to scam everyone out of their money, annoy people, and then wondering why it has no friends.”
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25 of 26 At least CT will bring some good pizza to the party

Connecticut has a lot of reputations – some good and some bad. But what if Connecticut was a person? What kind of person would he or she be? What kind of person would he or she be at house party?

Reddit users’ answers paint a pretty unflattering picture of Connecticut. In fact one of the only positive answers is that Connecticut would bring good pizza.

Many commenters also denounced the rich and snobby stereotype of Fairfield County, saying it’s not representative of the majority of the state which they characterize as “redneck.”

Click through the slideshow to see some of the answers Reddit users gave about Connecticut.

No state was off the hook though. Here are some of the ways Reddit tore into other states:

Indiana is in the garage, sitting in a lawn chair and drinking Bud Light while just staring at the cars.

Montana has been missing for hours and no one has noticed.

Writing a friendly letter to neighbours, registering with the police and knowing when to turn the music down can go a long way if you're planning a party.

Noise limitations in the ACT are regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and managed in partnership with police.

If you're hosting a party:

  • Notify your neighbours
  • Consider inviting your neighbours along
  • Register your party with the police
  • Have a sober adult controlling the access point with an invited guest list
  • Move indoors as it gets later into the evening
  • After 10:00pm, turn the volume down

Sergeant Jason Narovska said the most important factor for those hosting a house party would be to plan ahead.

"We're not the fun police, we're not trying to stop people from having fun," he said.

"We want to stop people from getting injured, we want to stop damage to property and we're trying to ensure a respectful community."

Sergeant Narovska said the police response to noise complaints would depend on the number of complaints and perceived risks.

"If we've been notified ahead of the party, we've got an idea of about how many people are going," he said.

"Noise complaints are usually assigned a priority three, which means there's no immediate danger to the safety of property.

"If there are police available, they'll likely attend and assess the situation."

No louder than leaves rustling

Between 10:00pm and 7:00am from Monday to Saturday, noise in residential areas in the ACT is not permitted to exceed 35 decibels.

That is not much more than the sound of leaves rustling.

On Sundays and public holidays that same restriction is in place between 10:00pm and 8:00am.

Sound levels

  • 100dB – angle grinder
  • 90dB – food blender
  • 70dB – lawn mower
  • 60dB – vacuum cleaner
  • 50dB – washing machine
  • 40dB – library
  • 30dB – leaves rustling

Greg Jones from the EPA said noise restrictions varied based on location.

"We typically differentiate residential areas and small local centres," he said.

"The sound limit for small local centres like Griffith or Lyneham, for example, is higher at 50 decibels during the day because there are some commercial operations in these places.

"Group centres which are bigger again, such as Dickson or Kingston, goes up to 55 decibels during the day.

"Major centres like Civic have an upper limit of 60 decibels because we recognise that there is other activity going on there."

Cracking down on repeat offenders

While the authorities do not guarantee a response to every noise complaint, Mr Jones said the EPA was working with police to identify repeat offenders.

"If there is just one call, we may not attend.

"But if there are multiple calls and there is clearly something significant disturbing the neighbours, then it's likely we'll attend.

"If the disturbance is coming from the same place day after day with excessively loud music, we will certainly respond to that."

If you're concerned about residential noise in the ACT, you can lodge a complaint with ACT Police on 131 444 or the Environmental Protection Agency on 132 281.

I’m going to a house party on saturday – which is great. However, I only know one person going (it’s her boyfriend’s party so I doubt i’ll see her all night anyway- not quite sure how i got invited ) – so how do I talk to people? I’m 16 and theyre all 17/18.

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drink drink drink there will be no other way than this and it will help you just get in there and start talking. you don’t have to get ridiculously drunk

works for me and i’m not the most confident person in the world .

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drink drink drink there will be no other way than this and it will help you just get in there and start talking. you don’t have to get ridiculously drunk

works for me and i’m not the most confident person in the world .

yeaah ive found this aswell, as the drinks start pouring people generally just talk and the conversation flows
good luck !

It seems that Cirrhosis is welcomed in this thread.
You have to show those people what you’re made of have a fight with a big guy and win(if you lose you should run away as fast as you can as you don’t want people to remember your face, preferable fight with some sort of mexican decorated mask)

If you play House Party, this is a list of the console commands that i have been playing with on my mess around save of house party. I’ll keep adding more as i find out how to work them, let’s check it out.


Getting started

So how do you access the almighty console commands I hear you ask. It’s simple, just press the button on your keyboard that looks like this:

Its usually located to the left of 1 and above the tab button (on UK keyboards, might be different on others. Not entirely sure about that)

Once you press it, a black box appears at the top third of the screen. All console commands are entered here.

How onto the fun bit

It’s getting hot in here, how to take off all your clothes

So..the time has come (no pun intended) to show get your birthday suits out.

Here is the command for stripping

>clothing all all off

This takes all the clothes of all the people at the party, all is laid to bare.
But that is not all, below is a more detailed list of the commands available for instant stripping

0 = top
1 = bottom
2 = pants
3 = bra
4 = shoes
5 = accessories (not entirely sure what this is)
6 = strap-on

“All” can be replaced by any named character in the game, including the player. Here are a few examples

>clothing player all off (all clothes on the player are removed)
>clothing vickie 6 on (vickie is now wears a strap-on)
>clothing derek 0 off (derek’s top is removed)

you get the general idea now i hope.

Yup, time to know you deeper

Now that the person/all are naked, it’s time to get to the fun stuff. What’s the point of a house party is people don’t hook up right? (i dunno, never been to one)

As always, open the console command here we go.
This follows a same pattern, you type in the command, the person/people involved and what act they are doing. Here is an example

>sexualact intimacy player ashley 10000

This basically means the player will get some head.

Of course, the names can be altered as well as the act involved. Below is a list of the acts and the people who can peform them.

Leah, Lety, Vickie, Madison, Player, Derek, Ashley, Patrick, Rachael, Katherine, Frank, Amy, Stephanie, Brittney.
Dan and Arin are the exception

9000 – make out
10000 – giving head
10011 – hottub handjob (also works outside the hot tub)
10030 – Missionary
10050 – Doggy style
10052 – Cowgirl
10053 – cunnilingus
10054 – 69
10055 – against wall with leg up
10056 – against wall doggystyle
10057 – pick up against wall

Usually its the male character typed first, followed by the female…but not always.

Digging around in the darker corners of the game commands, the already mentioned strapons make this all the more interesting.
If you give one of the girls the strap-on, then they get to have fun of their own.

>sexualact intimacy vickie madison 10050

That’s right, Vickie is using the strap-on to do Madison doggystyle. (or Patrick if she really wants to)

You dont need the use the strap-on for it to work, but it looks weird without (play around and see for yourself, dont think steam would like the screenshots)

You can always have them enjoy some “alone” time if you get my meaning. Simply use this command

>sexualact intimacy ashley 10051

Ashley will please herself on the floor

Get your fight on

Combat….what party does not end in a brawl at some point

Do you want to see the girls going at it? Or the men have a fight just because you can. The here is the command for you

>combat derek patrick fight

this will make Derek and Patrick fight
Not got you interested? How about this

>combat all all fight

everyone in the house will have a massive free for all (luckily this does not include the player so you can watch and laugh. if you do want to join in, hit someone and they will go for you as well)

Lets say you want to watch Patrick passout and wake up over and over again as it amuses you (does me anyway). Type this in and enjoy the fun

>combat patrick passout (he gets knocked out cold)
>combat patrick wakeup (he’s back with us)

you can of course use “all” to make everyone passout at the same time, or wake up.

Remember you can change the names as you see fit.

That’s all we are sharing today in House Party All Console Commands (Cheats), if there are anything you want to add please feel free to leave a comment below and we’ll see you soon.

One of the most used letters is an authorization letter to act on behalf. The objective of writing this letter is to provide proper authority to another party to conduct any activity such as collecting documents, signing, or processing documents.

An authorization letter is the best way of authorizing the other to act on your behalf and it is very commonly used for the accomplishment of the same purpose. If you want some other person to represent yourself, as an agent of yours then you can use this authorization letter to make the valid and legal authorization.

Here in this section of the article, we would explore the different formats of the letter of authorization to represent.

We will also provide you with the templates of these letters so that you can use them the next time you need to authorize someone to conduct any activity for your purpose.

Authorization Letter Sample to Act on Behalf PDF

There are the many formats of this authorization letter and you should be getting this letter in one such format which is compatible for your use. PDF is one of the best formats for the authorization letters, as it is probably the best digital format in the electronic media. It stands for the portable documented file and can be easily transferred from the one device to the other.

The PDF format can be easily compatible with the majority of the devices, which are used to access the digital documents. This is the reason why this format is used in the formal documents and is also acknowledged, as the best legal format in the legal matters.

So, if you want to draft the letter of authorization to act on behalf in the PDF format then you can get the ready template in the same format from here. The template can be printed or downloaded by any users without making any efforts and it will save a lot of the time for the users.

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Simple Authorization Letter Sample to Act on Behalf

Well, there may be several cases when you might be unable to register your presence, however, being the important scenario you can’t afford missing the particular event.

For example, suppose you are a businessman and you have to attend a business meeting in order to finalize the concerned deal and now due to some other urgency you are unable to attend the meeting.

This is when you can authorize some other person to act on your behalf and attend the meeting as per your instructions. You will need to draft the valid authorization letter in order to finalize this authorization and once it is finalized then the other authorized person can attend the meeting and can act on your behalf in other matters, as per the authorization letter.

You can get the template of the simple authorization letter to act on behalf which has been designed in a very simple layout and yet is fully formal.

You can get it from here and use it in your use across any domain where you want to delegate the authority to a trusted person for conducting any business transactions or represent you in an event.

A booking agency says it knows how much it’ll cost to get acts from Taylor Swift ($1 million+) to a Dave Matthews tribute band ($5-$10K) for your private party. See all the numbers.

How to act at a house party

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Senior Entertainment Editor

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How much will it cost for ______ to play my wedding?

It’s a question we’ve all asked ourselves at some point—before waving the idea off as a delusion of grandeur and opting for a lame DJ or cover band.

The site Priceonomics recently reached out to Degy Entertainment, a third-party booking agency, to give curious live music aficionados a rough idea of just how much it may cost to book your favorite musical act based on “a list of rates suggested by the artists’ agents per show, pre-expense.”

According to the research, acts like Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Bieber (ugh), Justin Timberlake, and Taylor Swift are the most expensive to book, with an estimated rate of $1 million-plus per performance, while it’ll run you around $125,000-$175,000 for “Happy” singer Pharrell. If you can’t pony up a cool mil for the real thing, you can opt for a Dave Matthews Tribute Band for a reported $5,000-$10,000. The biggest steal, according to the research, is the excellent indie band Phosphorescent, which can allegedly be booked for only $7,500 (and whose tune “Song For Zula” was one of our favorites last year). Jay Z and Beyoncé, meanwhile, are noticeably absent from the list, although your sorry ass probably couldn’t afford them anyway.

Now, the rates—we’re sure—aren’t perfect. They’re based on figures provided by a third-party booking agency specializing in putting on concerts for colleges, thus many of the prices may inflated (or deflated), depending on various factors, and perhaps the figures are up for negotiation. Still, the numbers give you a rough idea of the ballpark expenditure.

Priceonomics has provided handy charts organizing the artists in alphabetical order by their alleged booking fees, ranging from the highest range ($100K-plus) to the lowest ($1,000-plus). You can check them out here (and good luck):

Real estate transfers are common among family members. Whether it’s out of the goodness of your heart or a part of an estate planning strategy, these transactions happen for a number of reasons. While property transfers can be useful to accomplish a particular goal, not all taxpayers consider the tax consequences.

There are other non-tax related issues that should be considered before attempting the property transfer by deed, will, or trust. For example, if the property is secured by a mortgage, the remaining balance may become immediately due when ownership changes. If you are considering employing any of these strategies, talk to an attorney licensed in your state with expertise in real property transfers.

Thus, here are common property transfer scenarios between family members and the respective tax implications:

Family Property Transfer: Adding a Joint Owner


You add another family member to the deed as a joint owner of your home so that it will pass to them automatically upon your death.


So, what are the tax implications of this? Adding a family member to the deed as a joint owner for no consideration is considered a gift of 50% of the property’s fair market value for tax purposes. If the value of the gift exceeds the annual exclusion limit ($14,000 for 2016) the donor will need to file a gift tax return (Form 709) to report the transfer. However, they will not likely owe gift tax due to the unified gift and estate tax exemption, which is currently more than $5.4 million. Additionally, each owner will have a basis in their respective ownership interests equal to 50% donor’s basis on the date of the transfer.

When one of the owners dies, the decedent’s personal representative must include the fair market value of the decedent’s ownership interest in the gross estate for estate tax purposes. The surviving owner receives the decedent’s ownership interest with a stepped-up basis equal to the inherited property’s fair market value (generally the same amount included in the decedent’s gross estate). The surviving owner combines the stepped-up basis in the inherited portion with the basis received at the time of the gift to determine their total adjusted basis in the entire property. Basis is used to determine gain or loss when the home is later sold.

Note that adding a family member to the deed while retaining a right to use the home exclusively for the rest of your life has different tax consequences. Such a situation results in the creation of a life estate, which is discussed next.

Family Property Transfer: Gifting Real Estate


You give a piece of real estate property directly to your child or grandchild.


If you give a plot of land to your child or grandchild, it’s considered a gift in the eyes of the IRS. Gifts of real estate to your child are not tax deductible. You can’t claim a loss, even if the paperwork shows you sold the property for $1 or another nominal amount. So the tax issues are all in the nature of expenditures, not savings.

For example, if you gift land worth $500,000 and you do not receive anything of that value in return, there are tax implications for the donor. As of 2016, the IRS allows you to give $14,000 annually to anyone you like, tax-free. If you’re married, you and your spouse can each give $14,000. However, if the value of the gift exceeds the annual exclusion amount, you, as the donor, must file a gift tax return (Form 709) to report the gift. As discussed earlier, you will not likely owe any gift tax if you have not yet used up your unified gift and estate tax exemption.

While you may think you can fly under the radar with real estate transactions, this is not the case. Do your research on property transfers so you can plan ahead from a tax perspective.

Leave Your Bad Habits Behind When Visiting Friends and Family

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Have you ever been the host of rude houseguests? Or are you the houseguest who has family members and friends running in the other direction when they see you coming?

Being a houseguest carries some responsibilities that you need to understand. Bad manners will keep you from being invited back.

What to Do

If you plan to visit someone and stay overnight, spend some time brushing up on the basic etiquette guidelines of a well-mannered guest. Follow house rules, don’t forget to bring a hostess gift, and of course, send a thank you note after you leave. It’s not that difficult if you get in the habit of having good manners.

What Not to Do

Here are 13 ways a houseguest is sure to annoy a host:

  1. Forget to ask about house rules. Everyone has them, so make that the first thing you do when you arrive…or even better, before you go. Share them with all family members who will be with you and emphasize the importance of following them. Some of the rules may not make sense to you, but there is a reason the host family has them. And please, don’t question or challenge them.
  2. Leave a trail of clutter. Most hosts expect a little bit of disorder when guests stay in their home, but don’t be the person who leaves dirty socks and underwear leading from the bathroom to the bedroom. If you accidentally squirt extra toothpaste that lands on the counter, don’t leave it for the host to deal with. You should have more pride in yourself than that, and there is no excuse for making more work than necessary for your host. If you want someone to pick up after you, stay in a hotel.
  3. Take over the house. When you visit someone, don’t bring a carload of your personal belongings into their home. Bring only what you need for the stay. You also shouldn’t act like you own the place. Your host has graciously allowed you to stay in her home, so treat the privilege with care and respect.
  4. Stay up all night watching TV or blasting the stereo. Never cause your hosts to lose sleep, or you might wind up face-to-face with a sleep-deprived, angry person who will do anything to get you to leave. Respect the time for lights-out, even if you find yourself staring up at a dark ceiling because you’re normally a night owl.
  5. Smoke in a non-smoking home. You should never light up in the home of someone who doesn’t smoke. It’s rude and can make the hosts angry and possibly even sick. If you can’t resist a cigarette, go outside to smoke and remember to properly dispose of your matches and butts. Don’t even think about trying to sneak a smoke in the bathroom; the host will know, and it will put you in a terrible light.
  6. Be demanding or finicky. If you visit someone’s home, be as gracious as possible during all events they plan for you – including meals. Never turn your nose up at any food. If you don’t care for it, be discreet and eat around it. If they want to take you to the zoo, don’t let on that you don’t like animals. You might be allergic to your host’s pets, but you should never expect them to be banished to the backyard while you are there. You’d be better off staying at a nearby hotel and visiting the hosts on neutral ground than demanding that they make major changes to accommodate you.
  7. Be snobby. Okay, so your host’s house is half the size of yours and the food isn’t the gourmet fare you’re used to. What’s the big deal? You’re the one getting the free room and board, so plant your feet firmly on the floor and enjoy a down-to-earth vacation. Your host will not appreciate a snobby guest.
  8. Be inconsiderate of time and plans. When your host tells you that dinner will be served at seven, be there early enough to get washed up and help set the table. Never show up late and expect the host family to wait for you. If you want to be extra nice, offer to help prepare the meal. It goes without saying that you should help clean up afterward. Not doing so is rude and disrespectful.
  9. Forget the value and expense of utilities. Don’t forget that water and electricity cost money. Keep your shower short and turn the lights off when you leave the room.
  10. Bring Fido or Muffin. When visiting someone’s home, don’t bring your family pet unless the host specifically asks you to. This can be a terrible imposition on someone who isn’t used to being around animals. And if they have pets, you might find yourself having to referee a dogfight.
  11. Expect to be entertained. Count your blessings that you have a nice home to stay in. If you want entertainment, find it on your own, unless your host specifically states that it will be provided.
  12. Stay too long. Most hosts don’t mind putting up with guests for a couple or three nights, but beyond that may be asking too much. You’re better off leaving before the host is ready to let you go than staying past time she wants to give you a swift kick out the door. At a certain point, the party is over, and it’s time to get back to everyday life. Both you and the host will look forward to seeing each other again if you don’t overstay your welcome.
  13. Speak negatively about the host family after you leave. When you stay in someone’s home, you’re bound to see them at their best and their worst. Remember that no one is perfect. If you don’t care for something about the way they do things, let it go. Never gossip about them to anyone.

Being a good houseguest requires a mix of kindness, humor, and good manners. If you follow the basic guidelines of proper guest etiquette, you’re likely to get invited back. Also, don’t forget to send a thank you note and offer your home when your host plans a visit to your area.