If you’re hosting Thanksgiving this year, we know you’re busy reviewing your guest list, making centerpieces, and digging deep into your cabinets to pull out Grandma’s very best china. Whether you’re planning a formal affair, or gathering friends and family together for a casual day of comfort food and football, we thought it would be helpful to share this handy infographic of varying place setting etiquette to help you set a festive Thanksgiving table with the “proper” flair.
Proper place setting is not as difficult as it seems. The basic rule for any type of dinner party is that Utensils are placed in the order of their use; that is, from the outside in. The other helpful tip is that forks go to the left of the plate, and knives and spoons go to the right. And finally, only set the table with utensils you plan on using. There will be so much food on the table already that you don’t want to clutter anyone’s table setting by giving them a soup spoon if there is no soup!