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Hostess Guide: How to Set Your Table for Every Occasion

HOSTESS GUIDE How to Set Your Table for Every Occasion GENERAL SETTING RULES Picture the word FORKS for order left to right F- Fork - Plate R- Ignore the R K - Knife S- Spoon To remember what side bread and drinks go on, touch the thumb to the forefinger on each hand. The left hand make a b and the right makes a d. b- Bread and butter d- Drinks go to the right goes to the left TABLE SETTING BASIC Appropriate for most occassions 1. Dinner Plate 2. Service Plate 3. Napkin 4. Fork 5. Knife 6. Spoon 7. Glass INFORMAL TABLE At meals with three or fewer courses 1. Dinner Plate 2. Service Plate 3. Napkin 4. Forks 2 5. Knife 4 6. Spoons 7. Glasses 5 8. Salad Plate FORMAL TABLE At meals of more than three courses 1. Dinner Plate 2. Service Plate 3. Napkin 8. 4. Forks 5. Knives 6. Spoons 7. Glasses 8. Salad Plate 3 9. Bread Plate with Butter Knife PLACE-SETTING KEY 1. Dinner Plate 2. Service Plate Used as a base plate, food is never served or eaten directly from the service plate 3. Napkin Arrange according to when they'll be used with outside fork being used first. 4. Fork Dinner Fork • Largest of the forks • Set left of the dinner plate Fish Fork • Set left of the dinner fork Salad Fork • Set left of the fish fork Cutting edge faces inward 5. Dinner Knife Dinner Knife • Set right of the dinner plate • If main course is meat, a steak knife takes its place Fish Knife • Set right of the dinner knife Salad Knife • Set right of the fish knife Arrange according to when they'll be used with outside spoon being used first. 6. Spoons Soup spoon • Typically the first spoon to be used Teaspoon • Set to the left of the soup spoon Dessert Spoon • Placed above the dinner plate horizontally 7. Glasses Triangle arrangement Dessert glass forms the highest point, followed by the water goblet which is angled to the lower left of Set top right of the dinner plate, in the order they'll be used the dessert glass, and the glasses for red and white wine are placed on the lower right side 8. Salad Plate 9. Bread Plate with Butter Knife Set above forks with Set to the left knife diagonally across edge of plate of the forks Having a well set table adds an extra touch of class to any party or family dinner. emilypost.com tasteofhome.com In Partnership with: Brought to you by P PartSelect GHERGICH&Co.

Hostess Guide: How to Set Your Table for Every Occasion

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Do you know when to set up for an informal versus a formal table setting? Impress your guests by learning how to set a basic, informal, and formal table for every occasion with this helpful guide.

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