[et-i-kit, -ket] noun



the set of rules or customs which control accepted behaviour in particular social groups or social situations


a prescribed or accepted code of usage in matters of ceremony, as at a court or in official or other formal observances.


Quite simply, etiquette is what governs how we behave. It is a set of practices which are followed in a wide variety of situations; many people consider it to be a branch of decorum, or general social behavior. It is safe to assume that there is an etiquette role for pretty much every situation one might encounter - from meeting the President of the United States to declining a casual dinner party.  
polka dot parties is committed to helping you with any of your etiquette questions.  We'll use this page to post some of the most common etiquette tips {links shown in the menu on the left of the page}, but please feel free to email us for help with other situations.  We're happy to help!