Thursday, November 10, 2011

November Field Trip - "Holiday Etiquette Boot Camp"

Our November Field Trip was to attend a "Holiday Etiquette Boot Camp". It was a great class, led by a fellow homeschool mom who has an Etiquette business where she teaches manners classes to children.
The kids learned many tips for the holiday party season - including the proper way to conduct yourself at a buffet, proper etiquette for the dinner table, the importance of making eye contact with adults when speaking to them, where our napkin goes, how to properly ask to be excused from a dinner table - just to name a few. My daughter, Lexi, who has gone to Etiquette School prior to today, told me it was really great to get a refresher course on everything. My son, who had to be bribed to attend the field trip, told me the class was a lot of fun and nothing like he thought it would be {boring}. Ava Mae was just so excited to finally be able to take an etiquette class - she has been begging to do this since Lexi went to Etiquette School last fall. {Pictured below: Ava Mae shows off her new found table setting skills}

The class concluded with an actual party buffet. The kids all enjoyed picking appetizers and desserts and then practicing their new skills at the table.

Thank you Elizabeth for taking time out of your busy schedule to teach this wonderful "Holiday Etiquette Boot Camp" and if you live in the Atlanta area and are interested in having your children take a manners class from Elizabeth, just let me know and I will get you her contact info.


Jennifer said...

What a great way to end a class like that. I like that it wasn't exclusively for girls.

Giggly Girls said...

That is totally awesome!!!

Tim said...

What a neat idea! We used to have someone in our area that taught etiquette classes but they are no longer around. My boys sure need something like this. How about a cleaning the house class too - do you know anybody that would teach that? :-)

Tim from the Crew

Erika said...

How fun! It's too bad most kids aren't taught etiquette. I'm sure they had a great time!