Summer cookout etiquette

CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – The weather is finally getting warmer, so we will soon be outside enjoying cookouts with family and friends! Karen Thomas, a Certified Etiquette Expert from told us all the dos and don’ts of barbecues.


For the host:
-Provide the main food items and drinks
-Provide sunscreen & bug repellent
-Socialize with guests

For the guests:
-Arrive on Time
-Bring a Hostess Gift
-Volunteer to assist


-Bring extra people without asking
-Drink too much
-Impose food allergies on others
-Forget to RSVP
-Be the last to leave