Prom and Party Etiquette
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Prom and Party Etiquette

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by Cindy Post Senning, Steven Salerno, Peggy Post
     
 

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So, you've hit your teen years, and suddenly your social calendar is booked. There's homecoming, sweet sixteens, sports games, prom, graduation, and all the parties in between. You are so excited, but you have a lot of questions, too.

Who asks and who pays for a date?

Can you dance with someone other than the person you came with?

How do you

Overview

So, you've hit your teen years, and suddenly your social calendar is booked. There's homecoming, sweet sixteens, sports games, prom, graduation, and all the parties in between. You are so excited, but you have a lot of questions, too.

Who asks and who pays for a date?

Can you dance with someone other than the person you came with?

How do you throw a good party?

What should you wear to the prom?!

Relax and let Emily Post, the most trusted name in etiquette, be your guide. Prom and Party Etiquette will help you navigate your social life and be more confident at the parties you attend. Knowing what to do makes it easier to enjoy all your celebrations to the fullest—and having fun is what a party is really about!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
With the help of teens from two high schools in Vermont and an online survey, the authors, co-directors of the Emily Post Institute, have written an updated approach to manners and etiquette for the teen party scene. Looking like a blast from the past, the book's text has a more inclusive approach to teen get-togethers, both formal and informal. The eight chapters include basic etiquette about invitations and replies, planning a party, appropriate party food and utensils, prom dress and etiquette, graduation parities and gift responses, rites of passage parties such as bar mitzvahs and confirmations, special occasion dances, and a special chapter on etiquette from teens themselves. The text includes actual questions from teens with answers from the authors. Although the layout seems a bit dated, the text includes valuable information that pertains to all teens. Everyone feels more comfortable when they know what to do in a special situation. An index is included. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Covering parties and special occasions like prom, homecoming, quinceañera, and graduation, the authors have developed a modern set of rules for navigating today's more relaxed social customs with finesse and confidence. Myriad issues are tackled, from how to rent a tuxedo and who pays for what on prom night to table settings and crafting the perfect thank-you note, with important points highlighted. The comprehensive guide gives proper respect to religious occasions and thoughtfully explains how to determine from an invitation whether bringing a date is acceptable or not. Witty line drawings complement the text. The book does waiver into more than a manners book in its advice on carefully weighing whether to have post-prom sex, but overall it gives good information on how to comport oneself in various situations.—Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlanta
Library Journal
04/01/2014
For proms and other elaborate secular and religious celebrations, the number of details and the pressure to achieve perfection can seem infinite. The Post dynasty, still one of the most recognizable and trusted names in etiquette, can provide some clarity. The scope is wider than other manners books and includes a discussion of post-prom sex. Only currently available as an ebook. (LJ 7/10)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061117138
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Pages:
134
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Cindy Post Senning, Ed.D., codirector of The Emily Post Institute, Inc., developed a training program for etiquette educators and conducts children's etiquette workshops across the U.S. and overseas. Cindy is the coauthor of all the Emily Post children's books, with her sister-in-law, Peggy Post.

Peggy Post, Emily Post’s great-granddaughter-in-law, is a director of The Emily Post Institute and the author of more than a dozen books. Peggy writes a monthly column in Good Housekeeping and an online wedding etiquette column for the New York Times.

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Prom and Party Etiquette 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am open for hel t anytime i have probally gone through wht u have gone through. So talk to me. Reply to katie
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cause i don't know whats happening!
Flamingnet More than 1 year ago
"Prom and Party Etiquette" by Cindy Post Senning and Peggy Post is a modern book on teen mannerisms. The authors cover everything from how to invite others, what to wear to gatherings, how different parties have unique customs, where silverware is, and more. Dance parties, proms, sweet sixteens, confirmations, homecomings, spring flings and such are elucidated. The book is split into chapters with bullet points, explanations, boxed-off tips, and some questions from teens that are answered in the style of a magazine column. The drawn pictures are quite amusing, as well. This is one of the few teen party books that can actually be read by boys. Sure, most of the material pertains to girls, but, at some parts, the authors go into detail on tuxedo rentals and how guys should behave. The book discourages drugs and alcohol, which is good. The only bad thing is that, when the topic of intercourse after parties is mentioned, the authors suggest teens "think it over" by asking themselves a series of questions, some of which involve birth control methods. The book should promote abstinence until marriage, but, since it does not, it should not fall into young, impressionable children's hands. Other than that, the authors did a stand-up job. Mentions drugs, alcohol, and sexual relations Reviewed by a young adult student reviewer Flamingnet Book Reviews Teen books reviewed by teen reviewers