Monday, August 20, 2012

Kappas and cocktails

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

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.