Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Come and Eat...

Last week we had a fun night having a fancy restaurant night. I wanted to have a nice meal with candle light to learn about table manners. So, I had the girls help me set the table with a formal setting. We all dressed up and went out to eat. I pretended to be the owner of the restaurant welcoming everyone and having them wait in the lobby. I called everyone in and sat them down at their spot. I told the girls that their parents would be joining them shortly. I placed a card on each plate with different table manners. We took turns reading them and did our best to follow the manners. On our menu that night was italian creamy chicken with noodles, rolls, corn, and a sparking juice. Everyone enjoyed the night having a fun memory to remember. Here are some pictures of the night and as you can see it couldn't go completely smooth because of a fun 3 year old boy. We will have to do it again later when John is older.

5 comments:

sageapprentice said...

What a great and fun idea! Every family has at least one like John, though. =D I think it's to keep us humble.

Small House said...

It looks like your night turned out great. John looks like he's got the whole manners thing figured right out. I miss that boy. Have a good day.
Sandra

Jessica said...

Great idea, I may have to use that one....

Janae said...

I am so glad you had a fun night! I love the idea. I think I will have to do that at some point. I did a candle light dinner for Valentines Day last year and the kids loved it. I like the idea of adding in the manners lesson! As mom's we are always looking for those teaching moments!

Laurel said...

Let it never be said that we Dopp's don't know about etiquette! I am a "Dopp" from Kalamazoo, MI. This web-page warms my heart. Thanks for sharing! (It's fun exploring Dopp info. on the web. Never realized there are so many of us!) By the way, my grandfather's name was Cleo. My father's name was Rodney.)