Pelham - Windham News
8 - December 18, 2009
•Flowers & Plants
Dazzle your guests with holiday etiquette tips 101
You’ve spent the entire day cooking the perfect holiday feast.
But it’s an hour before your guests arrive, and you find yourself
Flowers & Gifts
standing in front of the table, listening to a little nagging voice
603-886-0003 in your head.
Does the knife go on the left, fork on the right, or is it the
203 Central St (Rt. 111) Hudson, NH
other way around? Is that centerpiece too tall? Should I go
MC - VISA - AMEX accepted - Local or nationwide Delivery ahead and put food on table before guests arrive, or do I wait
until everyone gets here?
If you can’t answer those questions, don’t
Give your family the gift of music!
feel alone. In today’s eat-on-the-run world,
you’re not the only one to flunk holiday
“Table manners have become a lost art,”
says etiquette expert Jill Slatter. “Think back
15 or 20 years ago, families gathered every
evening for a proper meal. But these days
we’re all stretched so thin juggling work,
school, and home, most folks don’t have time
to sit down together, so when holidays roll
around, no one’s sure what to do at a formal
for a crash course in proper manners and table settings. Based on
the most frequently asked questions, Slatter offers this quick holiday
Slatter is an etiquette coach at Greensboro, NC-
etiquette 101 to give you insight that will dazzle your guests.
based Replacements, Ltd., touted as the world’s
Set the perfect table
largest supplier of old and new china, silver, crys-
* Forks to the left, knives and spoons to the right. Only set out
tal, and collectibles. The company is bombarded
utensils that will be used for various courses. “If you’re not serving
with questions this time of year from folks looking
soup or salad, you certainly don’t want an extra
spoon or fork in your place setting,” Slatter says.
“Not only will those get in the way, the extra uten-
good for one person
sils may confuse your guests.”
* The bread plate goes on the left of the dinner
Accoustic & Digital Pianos
for any one day
plate, glasses on the right.
at Great Savings
during 2010 season
* Wait to pour. Water glasses should be the only
throughout the Holiday Season.
glasses filled before your guests arrive. Iced tea,
wine, and other beverages should be poured once
Consoles, Grand Pianos,
everyone is seated. Wine should be filled halfway,
not to the rim.
* Salad and bread should be the only food on
Canobie’s booth at: the table when your guests arrive.
Give the holiday gift
* Courses are generally served in the following
YAMAHA Clavinova Digital Piano order in the United States: appetizer, soup, salad,
The sound and feel of an acoustic grand.
of summer fun & $AVE!
THE MALL AT
main course, dessert.
Specially priced for the
2010 ALL-DAY PASSES
Are you the hostess with the mostest?
Holidays at $1488 (Model CLP 320)
* Remember, the hostess always sits last.
Features weighted action, touch sensitive keys.
* Unscented candles are a great part of holiday
decor, but should only be lit during the evening.
Group Lessons - perfect for your whole family!
a63 “Another thing to keep in mind, flickering candles
Learn the Scott Houston method - TV's "The Piano Guy"
from Darrell's with lessons beginning in January 2010.
$9.00 SAVINGS OFF REGULAR PRICE!
Also buy online at
are more than a distraction, those can cause head-
aches,” warns Slatter. “That’s why you never want
SPECIAL PRICE EXPIRES 12/24/09
to place burning candles directly in front of your
12 month Financing at 0% Interest! guest, and make sure you situate
Ask for details. the flame below eye level.”
* Centerpiece too tall? Sure
those flowers you spent hours
75 Main Street, Nashua, NH 886-1748 or 800-339-6818 arranging are pretty, but will
only get in the way if your guests
have to crane their necks to look
at each other. Make sure your
guests can see over any table
* Passing isn’t just in football.
Please join us for
Always pass food around the
table counter clockwise to the
“ Photos with Santa"
HolidaysFrom all of us at
right and refrain from serving
yourself first. Always pass the
at our December 19th
salt and pepper as a set, even if
you’re only asked for one.
Pet Adoption Day
Be a gracious guest
at the First Congregational Church
* Avoid the smear. Female
guests should blot their lips
in Pelham from 11:00 - 2:00.
20% Gift Sale
before sitting down at the table.
This will keep you from getting
Bring your entire family, both 2 and 4
Receive a Bonus Card Worth
lipstick stains on linen napkins
legged, for a photo with Santa.
20% of Gift Certificate Purchase
Photos taken by "Creations by Sea-Jay"
* Wait for the signal. Your host
Portion of proceeds to beneﬁt ARNNE.
Now through December 31, 2009 • Minimum Purchase $50
will let you know when it’s okay
142 Lowell Rd., Hudson 889•9900 to begin eating. They may make
a prayer or statement or start by
to see a list of available dogs and cats
passing a dish.
and to complete an adoption
* If you’re not sure which
application in advance.
utensil to use with each course,
Photos courtesy of "Creations by Sea-Jay" start on the outside and work in
603-635-2211 Ad sponsored by Beaver Valley Farms, Pelham, NH
Mondays - Wednesdays
toward the plate.
* If you need to excuse your-
self temporarily, gently place
your bill your bill your napkin in your chair.
dining room only dining room only *Signify you’re finished with
with coupon. with coupon.
the meal by placing napkin to
exp. 12/31/2009 exp. 12/31/2009
the left of the dinner plate, and
your fork and knife side by side
diagonally across your plate with
the sharp side of the knife blade
facing inward and the fork tines
“One of the most panicked
Chirstmas is Friday,
questions we hear concerns
what to do if you accidently
December 25th break a piece of the host’s din-
nerware,” adds Slatter. “You
should certainly offer to replace
the broken piece, especially if
holly-day it has sentimental value for the
host or hostess.”
teleflora's by teleflora
Slatter says don’t lose hope
gift of joy
if your host doesn’t know the
name of the pattern or the man-
ufacturer—you can always take
telefloranull advantage of Replacements’ free
pattern identification service.
If you’re still in doubt about
holiday etiquette 101, a cheat
sheet is just a mouse click
Complimentary Certificates valid 1/2/10 - 12/24/10
away. You can find place setting
guides outlining the correct
layout for all meals at www.
, under the
site’s “neat things” tab. With
these tips in mind, you’re sure to
throw the perfect gathering.
have a ball
- Courtesy of ARAcontent
Ford Flowers • 83 South Broadway • Salem, NH • 603-893-9955
| Page 2
| Page 3
| Page 4
| Page 5
| Page 6
| Page 7
| Page 8
| Page 9
| Page 10
| Page 11
| Page 12
| Page 13
| Page 14
| Page 15
| Page 16