Here are a few tips to make the host of any party happy:
1. Dress appropriately for the occasion. I recently went to a cocktail party where a few people were in jeans. The host was less than happy.
2. Have a bottle opener keychain. I always misplace my bottle opener or it gets moved throughout the night but most of the time, a keychain is my knight in shining armor. Besides, the host is running around tending to multiple things while trying to entertain.
3. Don't get sloppy.
4. Bring a gift!
Here are a few gift suggestions: