Fine Living Gourmet: Style and Elegance in Entertaining



Published by: Claudine McDonald

  • Feb
  • 9

Plan a luncheon

A luncheon can be a special time for the ladies to gather together and have fun. There are many special occasions to celebrate: engagements, bridal and baby showers, farewells, welcomes and birthdays.

Flowers should be incorporated to create the most beautiful table setting possible. They should set the mood for the day.

This is the time to use your silver serving pieces, beautiful table linens, and decorative china. The location can be the living room, dining room. A patio or a garden room will also make a perfect setting for a luncheon.

A buffet table with a tall centerpieces can be set up for food. Small tables with small centerpieces can be set up for guests. The hostess can make the luncheon as formal or informal as she desires, but her aim should always be to accommodate her guest.

The food can be made as attractive as possible. A soup and salad can be served as the first two courses. When the guest arrives, the food and table should be ready for the guest. Never invite your guest in to help you finish a dish. It is not her place. She should come to relax and to enjoy the occasion. The hostess should also have the opportunity to enjoy the guest. Ladies usually wear dresses, suits or other appropriate attire.

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