Manner Monday: Setting the Table

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With Thanksgiving and the Christmas Holidays right around the corner I thought I’d share some fun and easy tips to make setting and navigating the table a breeze.


  • 4 letters in “Left” and 4 letters in “Fork”, the four letter items will be placed to the left of the dinner plate.
  • 5 letters in “Right” and 5 letters in “Knife”, “Spoon”, and “Drink”, the five letter items will be placed to the right of the dinner plate.  By placing the Drink at the top of the Knife, it keeps the glass out of the way of passing food leaving fewer opportunities for an accidental spill.

Which way do I pass the Food?:  When passing food around the table “family style”, don’t forget to pass to the right.

Click on these links for more dinner table tips:

Dinner Table “Right of Way”

Salt is Pepper’s Friend

Next week, I’ll share some tips on keeping the conversation comfortable during the big family meal.


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