*If a sit-down meal, follow the host/hostess for when to put your napkin in your lap and begin eating.

*Wait until they begin eating in case they want to ask a blessing or make a toast. It is embarrassing to begin and then put that fork down.

*The lady should sit to the right of her male date/partner.

*Look around to see if someone needs an item in front of you and pass them as soon as you have used them: salt and pepper, cream for coffee, etc.

 

Good manners and engaging conversation are always a hit!!!