# party etiquette

The celebrity chef spoke to The Daily Meal while promoting his new cookbook
Do not try to begin a conversation with strangers like this
8 rules you need to know for party success and happy children
What to do when you’ve been assigned a seat next to someone you can’t stand
Embarrassing mistakes that have taken place at past office holiday parties, and how to prevent them
10 tips for minimizing the drama when family gathers around the table this year
If it's just your name on the invitation, is it OK to bring someone along with you?
Instead of forgoing candy treats, opt for something hands-on and fun
Advice for dealing with any dilemma, from family feuds to the elephant in the room