Thursday, November 12, 2009

How to set a Table

With all the holidays coming up and the party hosting we will be doing... I thought I'd share some knowledge on how to set a formal dining table!

I went to White Gloves and Party Manners when I was a little girl and still remember a lot of what I learned. There is nothing more irritating to me to set down at a nice meal, whether at someone home or at a fancy restaurant, and the table be set wrong.

Always use the utensils from the outside in and then top to bottom. If even just one person reads this and learns something, I have done my job!

A: Napkin
B: Service Plate
C: Soup bowl on plate
D: Bread and butter plate w/ butter knife
E. Water glass
F: White wine
G: Red wine
H: Fish fork
I: Dinner Fork
J: Salad fork
K: Service knife
L: Fish knife
M: Soup spoon
N: Dessert spoon and cake fork

1 comment:

  1. Hi.
    I just stopped over from The DIY Showoff and wanted to say hello. Your blog is lovely.
    This is a great tutorial, although I'd have to print a cheat sheet to remember it. lol.


    P.S. My kids set the table, and we're lucky if everyone has the right silverware and a plate, so you'd probably have a panic attack at my dinner table.