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.
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