Monday, November 17, 2008

Naughty or nice etiquette tip three

3. When Aunt Irma, feeling inventive, brings her cucumber-banana gelatin mold to Christmas dinner, accept graciously (no eye rolling, please). A good host responds to an unexpected — and perhaps unwelcome — contribution with aplomb. Thank your aunt and serve her creation with your spread. You might think cucumber and banana is a disgusting combination — but now's not the time to tell her so, and you'd hurt her feelings if you failed to offer it to your guests.

The great thing about a large holiday dinner is that there is only so much room on your plate and everything is passed around, we all take turns serving ourselves each dish. If an unexpected dish shows up that you are not pleased with, you can always serve "buffet" style and allow your guests to stand and serve themselves whatever they like.

1 comment:

Ashley and Brett said...

This tip had to make me laugh with the upcoming holidays because I know what you are talking about! It's hard not to wonder what they giant wobbly thing is sitting there staring at you, and you are suppose to eat it?!! Good tip! Great reminder for this Thanksgiving!!