Silverware for Showers: How to Properly lay out Flatware for a Sunday Brunch

September 16, 2014

Q: What are some suggestions on how to lay out silver wear for a baby shower, it is a Sunday brunch. A: If the brunch is a buffet, you can place the necessary flatware pieces on the table in a way that enables guests to pick up one of each (fork, knife, spoon) that they […]

0 comments full article

Open Thread

September 16, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

5 comments full article

Right Handed World: Which Way do you Pass Food Around the Table?

September 15, 2014

Q: At a family meal recently there was some friendly discussion regarding the passing of the food. So, which way is it? Do you pass to the Left or the Right? A: You pass to the right, or counter clockwise. You pass it from your right hand to the person on your right’s left hand. […]

1 comment full article

Open Thread

September 15, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

9 comments full article

Picking Favorites: Is it Ok to Only Invite Specific Coworkers to Your Wedding?

September 14, 2014

Q: I am getting married and want to know if it is okay to invite some of my colleagues but not others? I am a school counselor and work in a school with over 100 employees. As you can see, if only half came and brought a spouse/guest, I would have 100 guests from work. […]

1 comment full article

Open Thread

September 14, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

6 comments full article

First Dibs: Who Should be Served First?

September 13, 2014

Q: When hosting an informal dinner party who should the hostess serve first…children or adults? A: Children, so the adults with them can help them with their food before being served themselves.

0 comments full article

Open Thread

September 13, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

1 comment full article

Intimidating Introductions: Do you Need to Define Relationships?

September 12, 2014

Q: What is the proper way to introduce a girlfriend/boyfriend to friends / family / coworkers etc that you are involved in a romantic relationship with. (I’m a divorced male dating a divorced female, we both have children that are often with us from the previous marriage) A: You don’t need to define every relationship […]

2 comments full article

Open Thread

September 12, 2014

Welcome to the Etiquette Daily This open thread is your space to use as you like. We invite you to discuss current and traditional etiquette. Feel free to ask questions of each other and the community moderators here.

13 comments full article