Hold a Homeschool Cotillion

A homeschool co-op or group is a terrific place to teach manners and etiquette.  Read about how one homeschool co-op held a homeschool cotillion.

How to Hold a Homeschool Cotillion

First, let me address why your kids could benefit from a cotillion. Table manners and etiquette are something to which every child should be exposed. I don’t know about you, but dinner at our house isn’t a very formal affair. We usually use only the utensils that are necessary for that meal and don’t spend a lot of time discussing the proper way to set a table or which fork to use.

The kids were paired into couples ahead of time based on height and age. Another photographer and I took pictures of each couple as they were announced at the top of the stairs. The event was held at the local church that has hosted our co-op classes for years. There was a per-child fee used to purchase the food from a local wholesale club, and we rented the dishes and silverware from a party rental company. Moms dressed in black pants and white shirts while inwardly chanting “serve from the left, clear from the right!”

I would like to encourage you that this is a doable event for a homeschool co-op.

You should visit the blog post and see the pictures and read up on the details!  Wonderful!

If they can do it, so can you!

Carol Topp, CPA

Comments

  1. Denise Whitfield says:

    I was led to your site from “345 children participating in the cotillion”. Is this in South Carolina? Where can I locate this event and the current Director? Would you be willing to inform me about any classes on manners and etiquette in the Greenville, South Carolina area?
    Thank you,
    Denise Whitfield

  2. Carol Topp says:

    The author of the original post about the cotillion was Dawn, one of the contributors over at The Homeschool Posthttp://hsbapost.com/.

    Her blog is: http://myhomesweethomeonline.net/

    You can email her there about the cotillion.

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