Back in college, pulling a box of wine out of the fridge may have made you the hostess with the mostest, but today you’ll probably need to do a little bit more to win that title. Since hosting events becomes more imminent with every rung of the corporate ladder, honing your style now should help you relax and—dare we say it?—have more fun later.
1. Your sister is about to get married and the job of arranging a bridal shower has fallen on your shoulders. What do you do?
a. Send the wedding planner a quick e-mail and figure she’ll take care of it.
b. Pick up some party favors, lay out a spread of finger food, and charge your camera so you won’t miss a single second of your sister wearing a toilet-paper veil.
c. Call the harpist, up your standing order with the florist, and book a week’s vacation so that you can wax the floors and repaint the walls.