The classic rule of thumb for utensils is to place them so that guests work from the outside in as the meal progresses. Glasses are placed to the upper right of the plate and the bread and butter plate on the left. More »

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For formal and moderately formal occasions, use matching collections of china, glassware and silverware for place settings to give the table a uniform look. Casual and informal events allow for more flexibility. More »

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A traditional Japanese dining table is a low table with cushions for sitting or kneeling. As of October 2014, contemporary designs include low, wooden chairs to make sitting at the table more comfortable. More »

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A cocktail reception is a reception at which guests are served alcoholic drinks rather than a full meal. While a cocktail reception can occur with many types of events, it is often viewed as an alternative to the traditi... More »

A formal dinner program is a plan that gives dinner guests the itinerary for a meal event. It informs them of the culinary courses they can expect to receive, as well as the times of the dinner and any formalities and en... More »

Ideas and themes for a party for kids include a little princess tea party complete with dress-up gowns, tiaras and a designated table for tea time or a superhero party where guests are asked to dress as their favorite he... More »

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For formal and moderately formal occasions, use matching collections of china, glassware and silverware for place settings to give the table a uniform look. Casual and informal events allow for more flexibility. More »

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