Easy Party Planning: “P” is for Place Settings

by Melissa

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Party planning 101: Place Settings

Not every party will have place settings, but when you are having a formal dinner party, place settings are a must!

1. Each place setting should include a large plate, small plate, cup, utensils, napkin and place card.

2. Remember BMW when it comes to setting the table. B=bread, M=main dish, W=water. Your bread plate (or salad plate) should be on the left of the main dish and your beverage should be on the right of the main plate.

Party planning 101: Place Settings

3. If you are serving a beverage other than water, be sure to include a water glass as well for each guest. So yep, each guest will have two glasses.

4. Use a place card to let guests know where they should sit.

Party planning 101: Place Settings

Check out these free adorable placemats that will teach your kids about place settings.

Come back on Wednesday for easy and nearly free DIY place settings you can use again and again!


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Emily March 24, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Shared! I love So Festive!

Jana Weaver March 24, 2014 - 7:15 pm

I’ve shared the party planning on Facebook. Thanks for the fun series!


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