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How to lay a table for a meal

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If you are inviting people to your house for dinner, you may want to lay the table in a manner which you know is 'correct'.
What you'll need: 
Tablecloth
Placemats
For each person:
Dinner knife and fork
Dessert spoon and fork
Knife, fork, spoon for starter
Side plates
Napkin
1: 
A clean and well ironed table cloth is the beginning of a perfectly set table. Lay it on the table ensuring that it is in the middle.
2: 
Arrange the placemats on the table, one for each person, with even spacing between each one
3: 
Take the main dinner knife and fork. Place the knife on the right and the fork on the left of the place mat.
4: 
If you are having a starter that requires a knife and fork or spoon and fork, place the knife or spoon to the right of the dinner knife and the fork to the left of the dinner fork.
5: 
Place the side plate to the left of the fork.
6: 
Place the dessert spoon and fork at right angles to the knife and fork. The spoon handle points to the right and the fork handle underneath pointing to the left.
7: 
Fold the napkin into a triangle and put on the place mat.
8: 
If you are having wine, place the wine glass to the right just above the knives.
9: 
A candle holder with candles may be placed in the centre of the table, or a floral arrangement.
Conclusion: 
A well laid out table is a welcome sight and will get your dinner party off to a good start.
Tips: 
If you are having soup to start, place the soup spoon to the right of the knives.
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