See more: Dinner Etiquette, Illustrated at Cup of Jo
One thing I like about seeing these tips illustrated in such a friendly fashion is that they help you remember the real point of good etiquette — not to be extra "correct" or stuffy in a posh way, but to be comfortable and to help others feel the same.
Putting the bread plate on the left and the drinking glasses on the right, for instance, may sound like a specification right out of Downton Abbey's butler handbook, but it's very practical. When you know where your plate and glasses are, you never have to worry about accidentally sipping out of your neighbor's instead.
Were any of these tips new to you? I certainly had never heard the cat and mouse tip for sitting in your chair!
(Images: Gemma Correll for Cup of Jo)