Monday, December 26, 2011


To seat or not to seat?...that is the question.  Holiday entertaining often means a large group so when it comes to setting a formal table, is it advantageous to also set the seating?  I vote 'yes' but that could be because I enjoy whimsical place settings with placecards or my 'controlling' nature.  My sister opted not to and with 24 guests for Christmas dinner managed just fine.  There was the hesitation of where to sit at first but once settled, people selected seating and enjoyed  most congenial tablemates.  So the answer would be 'depends on the guests' or as my nephew put it 'not overthinking the situation, Aunt Susan'. 

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