Friday, September 23, 2011

Dining Ettiquite 101

When I was a young lady my parents made me attend cotillion. I have to admit that while this hippie-child hated it then, I did learn a lot and gained some very useful life skills.

I found this and I thought it was a great cheat sheet!


9 comments:

Amy Rene said...

that such a great cheat sheet! now if only I found a fancy enough dinner to use it at :)

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S and O said...

Ah yes the handy-dandy dining etiquette 101 cheat sheet, this is so cool :)

Reb. G said...

and most importantly NO TEXTING AT THE TABLE. bah. hugest pet peeve.

Laura Elizabeth said...

Wow, I actually do most of these. Yes!! Whenever I'm at a fancy table with lots of cutlery, I always have a flashback to that scene in Titanic where Jack is at the fancy table wondering which fork to use and Kathy Bates leans across and whispers "You start from the outside and work in". Helps me every time! Haha, I can't believe I got a life lesson from that movie :)

Nicole Jeannette said...

Haha I remember that! That's awesome!

Jean Ramon said...

This is great, Nicole! But remember when you got kicked in the shin really hard, dancing with that younger brute. White gloves...reminds me of 'Aunt Bea' on Andy Griffith. So 60's/Jackie Kennedy. Why that in the late 90's? The purpose for Cotillion then? I was told: Sweathy hands from a child's nervous reaction to 'touching' the opposite gender (aka couple's dancing). How about that Fox Trot? Love, Me P.S. I don't think your dad "made you" go, but your mom signed you up, as with soooo many other activities... No one can say you are not well-rounded and socially adept, although you would be despite these activities for sure. I guess Cotillion turned out to be an experience you didn't forget, did you? Well, you learned a few 'lost art' points of etiquette that you can demonstrate if the occasions arise. Like the Royal Wedding...too bad your invitation was late (j/k; j/k!)!

Jean Ramon said...

Umm, *sweaty*, not 'sweathy'!

Marie said...

This reminds me of my social graces class.:D

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Kristin B said...

I love this! My parents are super laid back, but my grandmother is as proper and refined as it gets. I used to panic at the thought of dinner at grandma's house. So many rules and forks! hahaha I sure wish I'd had this!