Tea party Etiquette November 11 2017

* Greeting/handshake

* After sitting down  - put purse on your lap or behind you against chair back.

* Napkin placement - unfold napkin on your lap. If you must leave temporarily, place napkin on chair.

* Sugar/lemon   - sugar is placed in cup first, then thinly sliced lemon, and never milk and lemon together.

* Superstition - To put milk in tea before sugar is to cross the path of love, perhaps never to marry.

* The correct order when eating on a tea tray is to eat savories first, scones next, and sweets last. 

* Scones - split horizontally with knife, curd and cream is placed on plate. Use the knife to put cream/curd on each bite. Eat with fingers, neatly.

*  Proper placement of spoon - always place spoon behind the cup, never IN the cup.

* Proper holding  of cup  - never put pinky "up." And look into the teacup whilst drinking, not over it.