I can't even remember the last time I hosted a party that kids weren't invited to. Hmmm, maybe I need to get out more :)
Bringing Children to the Party: The New Etiquette Dilemma
|4/11/13 7:40 PM|
I'd just like to pipe up in defense of fine china. OK maybe it's not for everyone. And it certainly doesn't have to be Tiffany (that well may be a 1% thing). But it makes an occasion feel special to me when I use mine and I LOVE it. In fact, I like to do it precisely because it is unusual! I don't mind if I eat off paper at other people's houses (it doesn't even occur to me to notice- or maybe I notice if they found cute paper products!) but I like to serve people on mine when I have the time to get it out. I inherited two sets and keep both because they represent tradition and family to me. Nothing wrong with a little extra effort to make your guests feel special- it doesn't have to be pretentious it can just be an element of warmth and hospitality.
In Danger of Extinction: The Dinner Party The New York Times
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