Modern Manners for the Holiday’s — Children

The holiday’s are filled with many fes­tiv­i­ties and get-togethers, which make it the per­fect time to work on man­ners.  With man­ners being a lost art in today’s soci­ety, these chil­dren do not know that good man­ners are a skill that can pro­vide an advan­tage in the busi­ness world as well as in their daily life.

We will cover the following:


  • First Impressions/Body language
  • Intro­duc­tions and handshakes
  • Please, thank you and excuse me
  • Being a gra­cious host
  • Being a gra­cious guest
  • Thank you notes
  • Giv­ing & receiv­ing gifts
  • Cell phone & Social Media do’s and don’ts


  • Basic table set­ting vs. Semi formal 
  • Per­fect­ing Amer­i­can style of dining
  • Pos­ture at the table
  • Proper table talk
  • Menus and order­ing meals
  • Nap­kins
  • Dif­fi­cult to eat foods
  • Din­ing do’s and don’ts
Ses­sion con­cludes with a din­ner party where the stu­dents can prac­tice every­thing they have learned while enjoy­ing a multi course lunch. Classes are inter­ac­tive and are taught using role-playing exercises.
Stu­dents will receive a hand­book con­tain­ing the lessons for the course that they may keep and use to help rein­force the proper social behav­ior, self-respect and self-confidence that they will take away from the class – while hav­ing fun & mak­ing new friends.
Min­i­mum of 3 stu­dents needed for the event to go forward. 

Dates:  Wednes­day  Decem­ber 18, 2013              

Time: 1:00 – 3:30pm

Ages: 5 — 9

Loca­tion: Pri­vate Res­i­dence in Mar Vista  

Your Invest­ment: $140.00 per student

Lim­ited to 10 students


About the Pre­sen­ter, Jules Hirst:


Jules Hirst, Etiquette Expert

Eti­quette Expert Jules Hirst pres­i­dent of Eti­quette Con­sult­ing, Inc. She offers work­shops on a vari­ety of busi­ness, social and din­ing eti­quette top­ics and is a con­tribut­ing author of The Power of Civil­ity. Jules has been inter­viewed by and quoted in a vari­ety of media includ­ing NBC Nightly News, ABC World News, San Diego Tri­bune, Yahoo Shine, The Smart Show, KNX AM 1070 and Bravo T.V.. Visit her webiste @ Tweet her @Etiquette411