It is polite to greet many people at a social event. This is called "mingling". After you greet people you know look for people you haven't met before. Introduce yourself and start a conversation. Tips * Say hello and introduce yourself to a person who is not in a conversation. * Talk about your relationship to the host. * Discuss one party related item (food, theme, length of stay). Useful Phrases: * Who are you here with? * How do you know Jane? (party host) * I don't think we've met. * Have you been here long? * Have you tried the cheese dip/dessert/punch? * Where did you get your costume? * The food looks great. I can't wait to try the dip. * I love your dress/shirt/hat. It really suits you. (looks good on you) * These decorations are wonderful. I love the table cloth/balloons/flowers.