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These are the tastiest and easiest way I’ve found to quickly make 3 dozen finger sandwiches for Afternoon Tea at Cotillion. Enjoy! Ingredients Directions

Cucumber Finger Sandwiches for Cotillion Afternoon Tea

Jan 7, 2024

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 […]

All about Boy-Girl Pairs at cotillion

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 […]

How to Start a Cotillion

Jul 22, 2022

Shopping for cotillion clothes for middle schoolers is no easy tasks! I hope this gives you inspirations and perhaps a place to start!

Cotillion Clothes Ideas for Middle School Girls and Boys

Oct 5, 2021

If you’re wondering how in the world am I going to convince my kid to go to cotillion classes, this post is for you! You love the idea of cotillion, maybe you attended as a child. But your middle schooler, on the other hand, is NOT feeling it. And I get it. Etiquette, manners, and […]

How to Convince Your Kid to Go To Cotillion

Apr 9, 2021


Cotillion has always been special. But cotillion is different now. What may have been a rigid, memorized, do-as-your-told experience back in the day is now

Should I send my middle schooler to cotillion?

Jul 31, 2020

Cotillion. It’s a bit of a weird word and it can be a bit difficult to describe. Especially when there have been many variations throughout history and across cultures. I’ve summarized a few interpretations and also described exactly what cotillion looks like in my world.

What is cotillion?

Jun 3, 2020