ANN ARBOR (WWJ) – Many of us can get confused when it comes to properly setting a holiday table. Luckily, Sharon McRill, owner and president of The Betty Brigade, is sharing some simple tips for setting a semi-formal table.
The fork goes to the left of the plate. The knife, then the spoon, go to the right — with the knife’s sharp edge facing the plate.READ MORE: Lions Get First Win In Dramatic Fashion
Memory tip: “fork” and “left” both have four letters, while “knife,” “spoon” and “right” all have five letters. Also, utensils are placed in alphabetical order, from left to right — thus, F (fork), K (knife), then S (spoon).READ MORE: Michigan Matters: Two Stars With Motor City Ties Lighting Up Entertainment World
If you want to serve salad, you’ll need a salad fork, as well. This smaller fork goes to the left of the dinner fork.
The centerpiece should be low enough for guests to see each other across the table. If the meal is served family style (with serving vessels on the table), keep centerpiece small and candles close to the centerpiece to avoid accidents when passing dishes.MORE NEWS: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
For a holiday meal, don’t place a plastic cover over the tablecloth. If you’re lucky enough to have a beautiful tablecloth or runner, use and enjoy it for your holiday meal. Few stains are permanent nowadays.