The holidays give us the excuse to attend and throw parties. Yet, parties can also bring along embarrassing party fouls. However, there are ways in which we can avoid many of these embarrassments simply and easily. These include the following fouls and solutions to them:
You were introduced to a person a half hour ago and suddenly you forgot his or her name. Your brain has drawn a complete blank. What should you do? You could spend the night never saying his or her name. Yet, the better option is to be honest. Simply apologize and ask the person what his/her name is. You can do this is a laughing manner, saying your memory is lapsing and you are so sorry but you forgot his/her name. Then state you are hope he/she is offended by being asked to repeat it.
You Spot Another Woman Wearing Your Dress
Don’t be alarmed by this event. You should instead be flattered. It means that you have great taste. The woman did choose the same dress as you did. Go up to the woman, even if you don’t know her. Smile. Say something about how you both have the best taste. You may even want to have a picture taken with her.
You Run Into Your Ex
Smile at him or her or wave at him or her. This will show that there are no hard feelings and that you are the bigger person. It also will break the ice. However, you don’t have to actually go up and talk to him or her, unless you want to talk to him or her.
You Run Into Your Date Or Boyfriend/Girlfriend’s Ex
Yes, this can be awkward. First, you shouldn’t hold hands with your date, boyfriend or girlfriend in front of the ex. That is just plain rude. You also don’t really have to talk to the person, especially if either person cheated on the other. A polite smile or nod is sufficient.
You Break Something At The Party
If you break something at the party, apologize for your actions. Then you should clean up the mess. If you can, buy a replacement of what you broke.
You Spill Something At A Party
Apologize for the spill. Clean up the spill. Never ignore the spill or worse leave the party, without cleaning up your mess.
If You Spill Something On Someone’s Clothes
Apologize to the person. Find the person a dry towel to clean up the mess. Ask for the person’s phone number and insist on having the clothes item dry cleaned.
Yes, accidents happened. Names are forgotten. Yet, there are certain ways to handle these fouls. This is what makes the difference between a good party guest and a bad one.