Dining In or Out
A Guest That Won't Leave
The party at your place is winding down. You want to clean up and go to bed. But someone won't leave. What do you do?
Arriving Early to a Holiday Party
If you find yourself with a few spare moments before arriving at a party, consider what you can do before ringing the doorbell. Pick up a hostess gift? Make a phone call? Nothing? Then go ahead and knock on that door. Just be prepared to assist with the party prep.
Attending a Summer Outdoor Party?
No Sweat! Show up to the party with these tips.
Bringing Wine to a Holiday Party
It's the good deal vs. good bottle dilemma. Try to go for both.
Confessions of a Dinner Guest
If you hate to cook, become a great guest and you may never have to entertain at your place again.
Decking out the Holiday Dining Table
Typically overlooked for most of the year, your formal dining table can take center stage (after the Christmas Tree) during the Holidays.
Dining Etiquette from the Ball State Career Center [offsite link]
What do you do when you´re finished eating? How do you use your napkin? Is there a proper way to order? This page gives answers to all of the dining etiquette questions which are normally overlooked.
Dinner at a Friend's
Dinner at a friends home is a great occasion. Here's how to ensure that you are a great guest.
Fat Can Be Your Friend
Fat vs. Fat-free. What are you going to choose?
Five Reminders When Eating at a Restaurant
A great dining experience can fall flat when people decide to forgo basic consideration for others. Here are five easy steps you can take to ensure your restaurant dining experience is enjoyable from start to finish.
Gifts for the Holiday Host or Hostess
While this may be a total surprise, when you someone takes the time to host a party and invite you to said party you are expected to arrive with an item for this celebration.
Girls Night Out
How do you ensure a really great girls night out? First, make sure it's just girls.
How To Get Great Service
If you consistently have a horrible time when you dine out, odds are it's you, not them, who is the problem. If you want to up the happiness quotient when dining at a restaurant, attempt to implement the following.
I Will Never Watch The Food Network Again
It is unlikely anyone walks away from an episode on Food Network believing for a millisecond that these hosts are doing stuff that we, as real people, would actually feel inspired to accomplish.
Licking Your Fingers
It it ever OK to lick your fingers while eating?
Life Skills for the Kitchen
To Eat is to Live
New Year's Resolution - Lose Weight
If your New Year's Resolution was to lose weight, adding manners to your routine will give you positive results - in many ways.
Labor Day and the remaining days of August are great excuses to keep the grill out, fire it up, and welcome your friends and family.
Party Attendance and Timing
What's so fashionable about being late? And what's up with the no-show?
Picky, Cheap Eaters Are A Pain
Picky eaters can be super annoying. A cheap person equally irritates. Put them together and you have someone who is no fun to dine with
When dining outdoors, keep in mind your surroundings and who is surrounded by you
Resolution, Manners Matter When Losing Weight
Follow-up to make sure your resolution to lose weight is on track.
Serving Wine in Your Home
When serving wine in your home, there are a few tricks to ensure your guests enjoy the experience.
Table Setting Map [offsite link]
This site maps out and details all of the utensils and dinnerware used in a formal table setting. It even gives tips on which glasses hold what drink.
Take Out Food Brought into a Coffee Shop
Bringing your own food into a restaurant is a huge breach of etiquette. If you want to visit with friends in a specific restaurant, agree to eat the food served there.
The Reason You Have Rotten Service
Are you a bad customer? It may be the reason you ALWAYS have bad service.
The Yellow Deli
Lord of the Rings meets organic cool at the Yellow Deli.
Victorian Picnic Etiquette [offsite link]
When I think of a picnic, I definitely do not think of men playing coronets. But that´s what they did at Victorian picnics... Oh, how times have changed.
Victorian Tea [offsite link]
This site gives practical instructions on how to set up and plan Victorian Teas.
Why The Food Network Has Lost Touch With Reality
It is unlikely anyone walks away from an episode on Food Network believing for a millisecond that these hosts are doing stuff that we, as real people, could actually accomplish as well.
Wine Etiquette at Dinner
Dining with friends should be just that. Being the party's wine connoisseur is not your job.
Wine Etiquette in a Restaurant
Selecting, inspecting, pouring, swirling and tasting. Wine can confound. But with a few etiquette tricks, navigating the wine list is no problem.
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