The Charlotte Alumni chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity regularly hosts a series of cocktail parties at chic venues around town. (It's last one was Aug. 16 at Delta's uptown).
For details on the next soiree, go to www.cufflinksandcocktails.com.
In the meantime, here's a list of cocktail party dos and don'ts they sent out. These tips are a great reminder to keep it light, dress to impress and have fun - but not too much fun.
Master the art of small talk.
Mingle and talk to someone you don't know.
Dress in the most charismatic way possible.
Have leave-behind contact info, cards preferably.
Relax and have fun.
Arrive too late, you'll miss the action.
Forget names and faces.
Talk about controversial topics, keep it light.
Refuse a cocktail, unless you've reached your limit.
Drink and drive. Call a cab or a friend.