Brunch, Butlers & Bubbly

Etiquette tips to help you survive, and thrive, this holiday season  

Mistletoe Manners

We’re eagerly awaiting our next 12 Dates Of Winter Event: Brunch, Butlers & Bubbly, happening this weekend! We’ll be discussing all things etiquette over a delicious brunch and a bit of bubbly – but in the meantime, here are a few tips to get you started.

The Office Party

Ah, the corporate holiday party. The perfect occasion to mix, mingle and show off your polished social skills in front of your co-workers. That is, unless you commit a major faux-pas and end up the talk of the office the next day, or worse, lose your job (we’ve heard horror stories…). Just remember the three C’s of proper office party etiquette:

  1. Cocktails: This one goes without saying, but alcoholic beverages should be consumed in moderation. Sip on sparkling water, coffee or tea if you feel you need a drink in your hand.
  2. Colleagues: It might be tempting to gravitate towards the same group of colleagues you spend the most time with, but the holiday office party is really about meeting and greeting those you don’t interact with as often with during the day to day.
  3. Conversation: Keep the conversation light and positive. Now is not the time for complaining about your workload or boss, but for discussing holiday plans, shared interests or hobbies, or icebreaker topics you’ve prepared ahead of time in case the conversation stalls.

Feting With Friends

Celebrating with friends and family really is what this time of year is all about, isn’t it? When you are invited to attend a party in someone’s home, feeling confident in your etiquette choices can allow you to relax and fully enjoy the evening. We suggest bringing a thoughtfully planned gift for the host/hostess, along with a warm and gracious attitude – and as for your cell phone, well this is the perfect opportunity to unplug and savour the moment!

Brunch, Butlers & Bubbly

Want more etiquette how-tos for the holiday season? Join us on December 18, as we welcome Arminé Tatosian of the Modern Manners hosting and attending event series, who will delve into the ins and outs of modern holiday hosting and attending, appropriate gifting, proper follow-up and more.

Back for it’s second year, the 12 Dates of Winter at Azuridge series has a little something for everyone. We can’t wait to host you!


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