Thanksgiving Dinner – less than a week away (Dining Etiquette tip for the day)

When do you place your napkin on your lap?  

Answer: Wait for the Host to unfold his napkin before unfolding yours.

When do you begin eating?

Answer:  Guests should wait to put their napkins on their laps; until the Host has been seated at the table.  If the Host is not seated at your table the Guests may be seated after all the other Guests have arrived at their table.  The Guests should not begin each course until all Guests at the table are served. 


About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.
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2 Responses to Thanksgiving Dinner – less than a week away (Dining Etiquette tip for the day)

  1. Are those dishes Limoges, Lori? Love your table!

  2. Poisematters says:

    Actually the “photo” opportunity was from a few years ago at Barbara Burnett Brock’s home, I will inquire with her re: the dishes. Thank you for your support.

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