Hostess With The Mostest Quiz
A snippet of the many roles that etiquette expects of a good hostess, or a host! 10 Questions.
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How should a hostess help ensure her party ends at an appropriate time?
Ring a bell and shout “Everybody Out!”
State start and finish times on the invitation
Start yawning obviously at midnight
Let the dogs out
How should you word invitations, to let invitees that may be single, know that it is OK to come alone?
‘Invitee name’ and partner (not)
‘Invitee name’ and friend (if you have one)
Come on your own if you want to
‘Invitee name’ and guest (optional)
What is the first thing a good hostess should do for the guests?
Greet them warmly at the door
Show them where to freshen up
Carefully hang their coats up
Introduce them to other guests
How should you be considerate of those that are driving?
Have no alcohol available
Allow only one glass of wine per person
Provide a good variety of soft drinks
Give them a “DRIVER” badge
How should you ensure your guests don’t feel left out?
Show them to the kitchen
Give them plenty of snack food
Keep refilling their glass
Mingle and introduce people to each other
For what time should you plan your dinner if your invitation states “7pm”?
7.30pm - to allow for stragglers
8.00 pm - to allow time for drinks and mingling
7pm as per the invitation
Whenever you feel like it
A late guest arrives when you are all on the main course – which course do you serve them?
Nothing, tell them they’ve missed it and to go home.
What wine is traditionally served with a beef course?
What should you do before serving dessert?
Ask “Who’s full and who wants pudding?”
Clear the table of everything from the previous course
Top up the drinks
Tell them how many calories it contains
Where should you serve after dinner coffee/tea and drinks?
At the dinner table
In the kitchen while the guests help with the washing up
In the lounge
Any appropriate room with comfortable seating
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