Southern Charm: Dinner Party Etiquette 101


Today’s Southern Charm is a fun one! We are talking dinner party etiquette 101. We’ve already shared all the details on how to pass the salt and pepper, proper napkin placement and the little bread and butter trick; and today we are spilling the beans on 5 more dinner rules. After all, we do want you to be a shining example of Southern Charm at the next party you attend!

  1. Never intercept a pass at the table. For instance, don’t snag a roll out of the bread basket when it’s on the way to someone else. Instead you’ll just have to ask them to pass the basket right back when they are done.
  2. Always taste your food before seasoning with salt and pepper. It’s considered rude to assume the food is under-seasoned before tasting it.
  3. When partaking in a soup dish make sure to scoop your soup with your spoon tilted away from you. And never ever blow on your soup or food. Even if it’s piping hot!
  4. Once you’ve picked up a utensil, they should never touch the table again! You want your utensils to rest fully on the edge of your plate.
  5. If someone is toasting you (your wedding, your birthday, your general awesomeness), don’t take a sip. Just smile and look humble. No fun, I know, but it’s the proper thing to do.

Bon Appétit!



Photo credit | Christina Truelove Photography




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