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Chances are you and your family will be attending a party on the Fourth and could probably use a brief refresher course on Fourth of July Etiquette.  Just as you commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on this day, you must also commemorate the host of your party.  She is the one who has to stress about what to serve, what activities to plan and then has to clean.  She deserves not only a fabulous gift but also to be treated right this holiday. Below are the top 4 things to know before attending this year’s Fourth of July party.

1. RSVP:  When people go out of their way to invite you to their party, you must respond.  You CANNOT just ignore the invite and you certainly CANNOT just attend the party.

2. Bring a Gift: Since the host is "hosting" a party it appropriate to bring something that she can easily use at the party. Meaning [Link Removed] that can be also be used as a centerpiece on a side table.  The last thing the host wants is a bouquet of flowers that does not come with a vase; she has been in the kitchen all day - so unless you plan on helping her (obviously not) bring the flowers in a vase.

3. Remember, You are the Guest:  While you may think that there is a better way to set up the dessert table or grill the burgers, remember that this is not your party.  Don't be a backseat driver.  

4. *Don’t overstay your welcome*. While Fourth of July parties do not typically have a definitive ending time, remember that the host has been preparing all morning and is probably pretty tired.  Respect her and leave before your children get cranky!

For more helpful etiquette tips and fabulous gifts for the Summer Host check out these fabulous [Link Removed] .

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