Some people wonder about what they should do at a dinner party. I will tell you some basic tips of the dinner party essential etiquette. Learn about table manners that will help you through any formal or informal lunch or dinner party. You will find here some tips on table manners that will help you through any dinner party.
Before going to a dinner party, you need to prepare a nice costume to suit this kind of parties. You should wear a suit if you are a man or a dress if you are a woman especially if it was a formal dinner.
There are some steps you should follow at a dinner party:
1 Unfold a small towel on your knee to avoid any dropping of food pieces on the carpet and use it to wipe your lips from time to time at dinner.
2 Wait for your turn at the time when the hostess is bringing and presenting the food; try to be patient if the dinner hostess was distracted. The food’s order begins with the older people to the youngest, women first followed by men. So wait for your turn and don’t start eating before the hostess does.
3 If you found different tools at your seat to use at dinner, try to use the tools in order from outside in. If you didn’t know what to do, watch the other guests’ behavior, and you will learn.
Note: try not to get attention when you notice the other guests’ behavior.
4 When you get to use the knife and fork, try to hold them right in the palm to control your movement while using them to cut the stake or chicken pieces. You will cut the piece of meat using a knife and eat it with the other hand using a fork. Chew slowly and elegantly.
5 Start having your meal even if you don’t have the desire as you may feel unwilling to eat at the beginning. Taste your food, and then you might be able to eat. You should eat slowly and try not to stuff your mouth with food or talking while you are eating as it’ll look ugly. Leave some food when you finish your dinner on the plate’s side. Then put the knife and the fork beside each other at the center of the plate.
6 You should try to have a polite conversation with the other guests at the dinner party not to be rude.
I guess you got more than enough about what to do and what to wear at a dinner or lunch parties. You should dress and behave well at these events. Eating and chewing slowly is a nice gesture of etiquette. Waiting for your turn with patience is something you should do as well. I hope you enjoyed reading this article