Thursday, May 6, 2010

Because Nice Matters

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Girls @ Table

(Virginia with the girls)

A few months ago my neighbor and I enlisted the expertise of Virginia Johnson to teach an etiquette class entitled Polish Plus to our daughters and their friends.  Polish Plus has been a  wonderful experience for each of the girls.  They have learned so much from Virginia regarding etiquette and what to do in social situations.  I know it will give them so much confidence as they make their way in the world.  One of the things I love about Virginia is she teaches them above all to be kind.

These pictures are from the formal tea the girls set up and hosted directed by Virginia.   Virginia knew if they were the ones to organize the food, set the table and then serve each other they would learn so much more. They loved it.  I wish I had taken a picture when the table when they first set it. It was so pretty.

formal tea - paige

Virginia has a blog that features manners and etiquette not just for young people but for all ages.

You can find it at

http://www.nicedoesmatter.blogspot.com/

If you have a etiquette question she will be glad to answer it. 

Go say hello to Virginia on her blog as Virginia says …. because nice matters.

Joy

16 comments:

Diana said...

Great idea for them! I remember our mom sitting us down several times at the table to teach us. She brought out the china, etc.

Melody said...

That is a great idea! What fun they must have had, too. :)

Susan said...

What a wonderful thing to do for these blessed girls!!!

Deb said...

they have ettique classes here too...so awesome...more children should be exposed to good manners...

Tracy P. said...

I LOVE that. I'm sure it made them feel special, and then the lesson really sinks in. That would be a great idea for girl scouts--I'll have to mention that to Bethany's leader.

Givinya De Elba said...

That's a lovely idea. Nice does matter. And I like that she teaches them above all to be kind. That matters to me.

Vava (aka Virginia) said...

Joy, thank you SO much for posting on our group! As I've told you, THIS group of young ladies are very special - they bless ME to the brim! It's a privilege and a blast!!!!

Brenda said...

What a great thing to do with young girls. I can remember doing classes like that as a teen and I sent my daughter to some, but I hardly ever hear of them being done any more.

Gombojav Tribe said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!! I was thinking about next year's school plans and was tossing around the idea of an ettiquette class for my daughter and the girls her age in our co-op. I just might push ahead with this idea. We'll see.

Thanks for sharing!!!

C said...

This is perfect. Formal tea? I am SO there!!!!!!

Hey...where are everyone's little white lace gloves????? :) :)

Dawn said...

Isn't that a great saying? I have a wooden sign that says that very thing!

Betty said...

What a great idea for young girls. Love it! It will give them the confidence they need in their lives.

Joanna Jenkins said...

How fabulous!!!!! I wish this was a class taught in school-- all 12 years.
Good for those girls. This will make a big difference in their lives.
Happy Mother's Day!
jj

Pam said...

It looked lovely and what a great idea! These type of courses are very lacking in today's society! What a smart momma you are!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Joy, Kids these days SURELY do need this!!!!! ha

Happy Mother's Day!!!! We're home from the beach --and I'll post in the morning. Had a wonderful time --but it's nice to be home.

One of my sons is visiting me on my 'special' day today!!!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Pamela said...

What a wonderful idea! I keep threatening my 6 yr old son with etiquette classes! He is a mess!