You had great intentions. You took the photo, ordered the cards, maybe even addressed and stamped them. But just couldn’t get them in the mail in time. What do you do now? Is it ok to send Christmas cards after Christmas? Of course it is! It’s never too late to connect with those you love. […]
Dec 27, 2022
Following the theme of “American Flair,” eight competitive tablescapers created beautiful patriotic displays.
Oct 1, 2022
The purpose of boy-girl pairs is to help keep our genders balanced within the cotillion classes. Typically, young gentlemen are a tad more reluctant to attend cotillion than young ladies. You’re shocked, I know. Therefore, our class rosters could easily result in a class full of ladies and only a handful of gentlemen. Unbalanced numbers […]
Sep 5, 2022
If you want to know how to start a cotillion, manners school, or etiquette program in your area, I’m happy to share! If you’ve got about 12-14 days a year to dedicate to this, you, too, can start a program that will help young people in your community improve their soft skills, practice face-to-face interactions […]
Jul 22, 2022
This one-handed method for how to tie a tie is simple for kids, teens, and beginners and will give you a great looking tie knot.
Jul 19, 2022
If you’ve been invited to a party, gathering, or overnight stay, it’s always a kind gesture (and good etiquette) to take a hostess gift. But if it’s a kid-centered or family-friendly event, why not take a gift the entire host family can enjoy?
Jul 8, 2022
Shopping for cotillion clothes for middle schoolers is no easy tasks! I hope this gives you inspirations and perhaps a place to start!
Oct 5, 2021
The 2021 Table Setting Competition was held at the Chowan County Regional Fair on September 27, 2021. Besides the Celebration Ball that marks the end of the cotillion season, this competition is my most favorite etiquette event of the year! 2021 Theme: Water The theme this year was simply “Water”. The contestants were told they […]
Sep 29, 2021
I have an unpopular opinion. As an etiquette instructor, I’m going to stop teaching my students to leave their phones away from the dinner table. Hear me out… For years now I’ve been teaching students: “Don’t bring your phone to the dinner table. Leave it in the car or in your room.” But the more […]
Aug 16, 2021
I’ve been thinking about this whole left side vs. right side name tag etiquette debate for way too long now. I’m nerdy like that. But it’s ok- I’ve accepted it’s just who I am. Most of my friends still love me. So, instead of just thinking on it, I decided to compile all my ridiculously […]
Jun 15, 2021
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