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Guest who’s coming over!

A party isn’t all about playing a good host. One should also be a good guest.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 12, 2009 18:54 IST
Chetna Joshi Bambroo

If you relate to any one of the following instances and are all set to attend parties this festive season, a little revision in your attitude as a guest can help multiply the fun.

You don’t feel guilty of taking a friend’s friend along, when only you are invited to a party.

There’s a retro dress code for the party, and you turn up in your decade-old denims and a Tee you usually wear to take naps.

You love your pet and there are times you take it along to a party to lift the ‘mood’.

HT City spoke to a few Delhiites and they shared their moments of attending to guests who flout party obeisance, and at times being one of them.

Been there, done that

“I remember going to a party where the dress code was pink. Since pink is seen as a feminine colour, I thought no guy will wear it. I reached the venue to find out that I was the odd one out. To get the entry, I weaved pink coloured flowers and wore it on my wrist,” says Puneet, 24.

Psychiatrist Sanjay Chugh says, “One can pass through being dressed casually at certain places but should check if one is going in for official an get-together.”

Though Puneet could enjoy the party incorporating a little change, Tripti, 21, a student had to escape the birthday bash she had gone to mid-way. “Once I took my dog along to a birthday party but had to leave in a few minutes. The parents of the birthday boy felt that the whole focus of the guests shifted to my pup. Also the family’s displeasure was quite evident on their faces. I realised my mistake and fled.”

Some reasoning

Lifestyle and management expert Rachana Khanna Singh is of the opinion that people should keep a check on the callous attitude they resort to being a guest. “Not being on time or taking friends along without informing the host gives an impression that we don’t acknowledge and appreciate the effort that the host has put in to organise the party.”