I had the idea a while back that my Acteens would enjoy attending an etiquette class to learn the basics of etiquette....or brush up on what they already knew. So I asked Mrs. Sandra (our pastor's wife) if she would help out with this endeavor. Not only did she teach Home Economics in school, but she used to have her own catering business. She has been in charge of some of the most beautifully decorated events at our church....like our yearly ladies conference. I'm so glad she so willingly agreed to help.
She decided she'd like to do the class in two parts.....one class at our regular meeting, and one in an actual restaurant.
|discussing the proper way to place your napkin in your lap|
As you can see from the pictures, we didn't use real china for this! We even had some paper cups on hand.
To allow the girls to put their knowledge to work, she treated us all to a special dinner a couple of nights later at Daphne Lodge....a local favorite near our community.
|my beautiful niece, Autumn is one of the Acteens|
A couple of the girls couldn't attend the dinner, but the rest of us met at the church to head out to our special dinner with Mrs. Sandra. Of course, we had to have a few pictures made for the parents dropping them off! It's Prom season now, so getting dressed up in semi-formal attire was alot of fun for them :)
My sister, Suzanne (far left), myself, and Melanie (our youth pastor's wife on the far right) joined them for a picture too.
Here we are at the restaurant just before going in.here.
Here's another group picture. The second person from the front, on the left is Mrs. Sandra. I wish I had taken the time to get a really good picture of just her. She's a beautiful lady - on the inside and out!