Save that money for when they become your in-laws and his mom overhears you calling her the B-word.Do: Care About Your Appearance We know you want to be your laid-back self, but now is not the time to roll out of bed and throw together an outfit. You'll actually be able to relax more if you feel clean and look fresh.Do: Find a Common Interest This is where doing your homework comes in handy. Find out what kind of music his family members listen to or what their hobbies are.You should be able to find some common ground somewhere.Meeting the parents can be a big success with just a small amount of effort.The Do's and Don'ts for meeting the fam this turkey day: Do: Smile This may seem like a no-brainer, but sometimes when we're nervous we can forget to flash our pearly whites.Just like you want to look put together and smell fresh when you meet them, the fam wants to make a good impression on you, too.Do: Bring a Gift Of course you don't have to bring a gift. Well arranged flowers in an elegant vase, or a fine bottle of wine should do the trick.
If you know too much, it'll be harder for them to get to know you.
Don't bring your famous rum punch to his parent's house, only to find out they don't drink.
Just like that time you worked an extra week on the presentation for work that landed you your promotion, you've got to put in a little time if you want to connect with your guy's fam.
Do: Be on Time This is not the time to be fashionably late.
If everyone is standing around the table salivating over Aunt Shirley's signature macaroni cassarole because you couldn't figure out what eyeshadow matched your outfit, they're going to get annoyed with you. Don't: Be Too Early If your boyfriend's mom still has her "house clothes" on when you ring her doorbell, things might not start out too well.