Lovely way to end the day with a glass of wine while the boys play In an actual Treehouse Masters treehouse! 🌲treehouse envy.
Happy Thanksgiving on this gorgeous fall day!🍁🦃
Passing along a tip I learned from The Emily Post Institute for this Thanksgiving’s dinner table🤗🍴we all know what not to talk about, but how about some tips for proactive, fun and engaging conversation! Here are a few fun conversation starters to fill your holiday table! Happy Thanksgiving! #cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypostinstitute @awesomeetiquette
“What can I bring?!” Everyone’s favorite question for all the holiday gatherings ahead!🥂I answered this holiday etiquette question (plus many more) on @better_kansas_city morning show. Tune in again this Friday for a repeat of the show, or click on the link in my bio for the full interview clip. Lots of great conundrums answered, like navigating around too many cooks in the kitchen, or handling the late guest arrival!🤷♀️#cfetiquette #etiquette #holidayetiquette #emilypost #emilypostinstitute
Holiday table manners class tonight, and the oldest person at this table was only 8...and I️ love that:)🍽 skills for a lifetime (like taking future clients to dinner), and grandma’s table next week😊🦃. #cfetiquette #etiquette #tablemanners #emilypost #emilypostinstitute
Out to in! It’s a hugely helpful way of knowing which piece of silverware to pick up first.🍽 as each course is cleared, you are just left with what you need for the next one. Let the holiday party season begin!🌲❄️
What’s for dinner?!🍽 The very funny @theminivanmominsta and I️ talked all things etiquette on making the family dinner a reality, AND tips for manners while eating out with children. Check out both helpful (and short!😍) clips on my site at www.cfetiquette.com and Libby’s at www.theminivanmom.com. Or just click on the link in my bio. It’s okay, get takeout and set the table with china tonight!:) #cfetiquette #etiquette #childrensmanners #tablemanners #emilypost #emilypostinstitute
Anyone else ever felt like this at some point during holiday hosting?!🙋 it happens to the best of us, but rather than throwing the tantrum (even in the privacy of your bedroom), you can pull out your gracious skills and show no sweat! You planned ahead for the difficult! Here’s a Few tips for hosting without getting ruffled:)
1. The guest who is always on his cell phone. 🤳 Tell everyone you are trying out a technology free holiday and encourage them to put their phones away especially during dinner and games. Blame it on teaching kids the value. If it persists, you can let the specific guest know they are welcome to use their phones in another room. You ALWAYS want to make guests feel welcome. But it’s also okay to kindly ensure a wonderful environment for all of your guests!
The surprise food needs guest. 🍽 Make it a practice to ask if any guests have specific food allergies or needs. If a guest does not let you know, but shows up expecting an altered menu, do your best to identify what they can eat and apologize. You are not obligated to make a separate meal. Conversely, if you have the specific food need, offer to bring a dish you can eat! The host will thank you!😊
Lastly, the guest who won’t leave.😴 the evening is done and you have made a few subtle hints, but one guest stays on. Kudos to you for throwing a great party! But this is one of the only times where I️ will advocate starting the dishes and throwing more firm signs that the evening is over. You can even wrap them some leftovers and hand it over thanking them for coming. If all else fails, offer to get their coat and call them an Uber.
You’re a pro! Have fun planning!
#cfetiquette #etiquette #partyetiquette #emilypost #emilypostinstitute
1. Let them know you’re coming! 🙋♂️Even if it’s family, RSVP now and let them know if you’re bringing that plus one girlfriend (if you know it’s okay) so they can plan for food and seating. Don’t assume they expect you.
2. Offer to bring something.🍾 If they say nothing, a bottle of bubbly or vase of flowers is still always a treat no host will turn down.
3. Pitch In. 🍽 Clear your plate and offer to clear others. UNLESS the host tells you to keep your seat and keep chatting. In that case, honor your host’s wishes and keep the festivities going at the dinner table or around the board game.
4. Give a sincere thanks. 👏 find a way post event to tell the host how much It meant to you to be included. Hosting is no small feat!
#cfetiquette #etiquette #emilypost #emilypostinstitute
80 degrees in November! Back to college for the weekend @texaschristianuniversity #gofrogs #beattexas