By Paula, US Weekly Magazine – 12/17/2007 – 12:00am
What if …..
YOUR PARTNER GETS DRUNK
First, if he’s a guest, take his car keys. Then, “Encourage him to go upstairs to rest,” says Jane Buckingham, host of the Style Network’s Modern Girl’s Guide to Life.
SOMEONE HITS ON YOU (and you’re not interested)
Say that you’re falttered but not available, and leave it at that, says Etiquette For Dummies author Sue Fox. “It’s not necessary to say, “I don’t see the chemistry,”
YOU WANT TO POLITELY EXIT A CONVERSATION
Excuse yourself to go to the ladies’ room or to refill your drink, advises Buckingham. If you have kids, say you have to call to check on them.
THE PARTY IS FIZZLING
Stay upbeat! Try a party game such as Celebrity or Mafia (look up instructions on Wikipedia).