Thursday, October 8, 2015

Etiquette and Table Settings


3 Ways to Set a Dinner Table 
from ProFlowers.com
Food? Check. Drinks? Check. Table setting? Almost. While a simple plate, fork, spoon and knife set-up may do the job, if you really want to impress your dinner guests, take the extra time to set a formal dining room table. Before you feel the need to start shopping around for an oyster fork, ProFlowers has outlined the three main table settings—basic, informal and formal—for you to choose from based on your style and dinner plan.
They’ve also included some fun table-setting trivia so you can spend your meal impressing guests after setting the perfect tablescape. Bon Appétit!

A basic setting need not have a spoon, unless it is for a particular food or course.

A cup and saucer are only proper at informal dinner settings, at lunch settings and breakfast settings. 
The fork is the only utensil allowed at all 3 sides of a setting. A maximum of 3 are allowed on the left, 1 is allowed on the right for the appetizer, and 1 is allowed above the plate for a dessert course.

Ultimately, good food and good company make for the best dinner parties. Bring together your table setting with a fabulous bouquet. From rustic to elegant, a floral centerpiece can set the tone for your meal.

ProFlowers sells a wide variety of fresh-cut flowers, mixed bouquets and potted plants, shipped fresh from the grower.

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