Monthly Archives: April 2009

Protocol ideas for a grand finale

Interested in teaching your teenagers some valuable social skills based on respect for others and topping it off with a special evening out? 4-24-2009-group_soph_dscf2072_jr_concert_04_2008Here’s something you might consider. A grand finale time allows our young people to practice what they learned in protocol classes as well as have a great social event.

For one of our recent junior protocol training sessions we concluded classes with dinner in a local bistro that had lots of candlelight atmosphere.

The evening’s dress code was “dressy” (but not semi-formal). Young men wore sports jackets and ties, with dress shirts and dark slacks.

The young ladies wore colorful party attire; not overdone but flattering, modest, and special for this fun night out. After our five course dinner we attended On Broadway, a “sparkling revue of show stopping moments” produced by Matt Davenport with the Live On Stage Cast. The students loved the show and I did too. Its hard to beat live entertainment that’s well done and suitable for all ages. Continue reading

Can I do my own birthday party?

j0336569_happy_birthdayQuestion: Could you address the topic of throwing a party on the occasion of one’s own birthday? Are there guidelines for doing so graciously, or is the entire concept just tacky? Continue reading

The right words to an engaged lady

Question: What is the proper way to congratulate a female who has become engaged? I have always been told that is incorrect to offer ‘congratulations’ to the female. Continue reading

The right words to an engaged lady

Question: What is the proper way to congratulate a female who has become engaged? I have always been told that is incorrect to offer ‘congratulations’ to the female.
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