Etiquette Tuesday: Under 12

[ 0 ] November 30, 2010 |

How could I ever forget to address the children during Etiquette Tuesday?? Every week I talk about the proper conduct for adults during dinner time but I would be remiss to go another week without addressing the little ones during feasting time. Kids will be kids. You, of course, cannot apply the same standards to their dining etiquette as you would a fully grown adult, but there is something to be said about little Jenny understanding spoons are not to be used as slingshots or using your inside voice is strongly encouraged when dining out.  Honestly the earlier you teach a person, the sooner they know how important it is to adhere to proper dining etiquette.

During this Thanksgiving, I learned the value of this little lesson: some people never learn and they grow into larger beings invading quality dining spaces, with awful etiquette, that should have been taught when they were learning to tie their shoes (*sigh*). This is exactly why I welcomed an email yesterday about an upcoming event, Holiday Tea Party with Mrs. B at Georgetown’s “Social” Safeway. This event is a holiday themed etiquette tea party which will include dress up time, chocolate cookie dough making, high tea and a manners class for ages 5-12 years old. I like this. As a matter of fact, I vote that Safeway have this same exact event (*dress up segment and all…) for some individuals I know between the ages of 25-40 years old…

*Event Info:

Georgetown Safeway

Saturday, December, 4, 2010 (*Either 1 pm-2 pm or 3 pm-4 pm)

Make Reservations by submitting an email to by December 2, 2010

Admission is FREE

Category: Food.Fun.Stuff., Washington D.C.

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Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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