Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman knows the holidays can be rough.
The Bravo star and mother-of-three stopped by PEOPLE Now to impart a few (hilarious!) nuggets of wisdom for surviving the season, from proper party etiquette to dealing with family politics:
On navigating dry gatherings: “You’re at a holiday party and there’s no alcohol,” the actress, 42, says. “This is what you should do: Get the hell out!”
On forgetting the party favors: “You’re hosting a New Year’s Eve party and forgot the most important part: noisemakers. To solve this problem you should pass out knives and have everyone clang a wine glass.”
On getting the gifts you want: “You really want this brand-new fur coat for Christmas/Hanukah,” she says. “If you want to drop hints to your family for this essential item on your wish list, you should say your blood pressure is really low and you’re always freezing.”
On dealing with party crashers: “If your second cousin twice-removed found out about your holiday party and you’re already way over capacity, you should tell her it’s just a tiny sit-down dinner in honor of a friend who was born January first.”
On playing nice with extended family: “My number-one tip for surviving the in-laws during the holidays is to not see them,” Kargman jokes (we think).
Arm yourself with these tongue-in-cheek tips, and you’re sure to have a happy — and cozy, if you play your cards right with the coat — holiday season.