who's first?

by sonya
(Houston Texas)

Dear Miss Manners,

Who should be served first at dinner?..Out of town guests or children, if you are at another family members house?


Mrs. Piccola

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Serving Order
by: Ms P Etiquette

Mrs. Piccola-

I do not believe there is any hard and fast rule on this topic. In most situations, guests are served first. If the children are seated at a separate table they may be served simultaneously.

However, at a family gathering you may experience less formality where rigid etiquette does not rule. Family traditions may relax the rules making this discussion mute.

I hope you have a lovely family time.

Thank you,

Ms Practical Etiquette

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