Dinner Table Etiquette has become a lost art. I’m the Meet Me at the Dinner Table lady, and I don’t even know the “proper” way to do things. This is a huge topic, though, and one that can only be taken in small doses, so let’s start with using your napkin.
If you’re a guest at a party, wait until the host/hostess unfolds their napkin, and this is your cue to do the same.
Do these things with your napkins:
- Place them on the left hand side of your plate when you’re finished with the meal
- Unfold them (rather than shake them open) to begin meal
Don’t do these things with your napkins:
- Wipe your nose
- Leave it on your chair
- Crumple it up
- Clean cutlery
- Shake them open