The Challenge of Social Dependability
Can you prove yoursel to be a gracious, competent hostessand also a considerate, riendly guest?
To show that you have the understanding and skills to get along well with people—older andyounger, amily and riends, boys and girls, those you already know and new people—and thatyou can bring them enjoyment and happiness in a social situation.
Prepare or this Challenge by developing three aspects o your personal lie—Health and GoodLooks, Know-How as a Hostess, Technique as a Guest.1.
Your health-and-good-looks plan
Develop and ollow a personal health and appearance plan that keeps you attractive and ﬁt.• The right kinds and amounts o ood to keep you eeling and looking ﬁne.• Enough resh air and exercise to keep you eeling vigorous.• Enough sleep to keep you wide-awake and energetic all day.• A system o daily care or your hair, skin, nails, and teeth.• The use o makeup, hair styles, clothes, colors, and accessories most becomingand appropriate to you.• Practice in the development o a pleasant speaking voice, a pleasant manner.• Application o good posture habits or good health and good looks.2.
Your know-how as a hostess
Develop the attitudes and skills that make you a gracious, competent hostess.• Extend invitations appropriate to a variety o social events.• Plan and arrange an attractive setting in harmony with the spirit or themeo the occasion.• Plan a menu, shop or ood and supplies, help to prepare the ood, set the tableattractively, and organize the service or at least our o these occasions:— A amily meal— A bufet luncheon or supper— A party or young children— An out-o-doors meal— A teenage party— An event or a larger group, such as a troop supper• Make a plan which is detailed but ﬂexible, with ideas or alternative activitiesi they are needed, or a party or:• Younger children• A group your own age• Parents and adult riends• Establish guides o etiquette at to chaperons, curew hour, and so orth,and convey these rules tactully to your guests.• Help your guests have a good time through your understanding o their tastes,interests, personalities.• Welcome guests hospitably, and say a cordial “Good night and come again.”• Organize and direct songs, games, and quiet un with a group o younger children.• Help produce an inormal dramatic presentation.• Organize at least two ice breakers, two games or contests, one olk dance, onesquare dance, one social dance.