These changing times have led to less time spent interacting as families. Children are busy with extracurricular activities, and work often doesn’t end when parents leave the office. Make sure your children have the manners and social skills they need to succeed socially and, later, professionally. Our classes teach those important skills that help your child to be confident, polished and polite.
Modern Manners for Modern Kids
A two-week program for ages 7 to 12
Treat your children to a fun and educational manners program. In this two-week program children will learn the social skills and table manners that will help them to become polite, confident and self-assured young ladies and young men. The two part class takes place in the same venue on consecutive Sundays.
Week One: First and Lasting Impressions – 1:00 to 4:00 PM
- The importance of manners and courtesy
- Meeting and greeting – handshakes, introductions and eye contact
- Being a good friend
- Conversation skills
- Host and guest dos and don’ts
- Party manners. The class will culminate with a party
Week Two: Manners Essentials for Home and Away – 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
- Why, when and how to write thank you notes
- Manners outside of the home – how to behave in a museum, theater and more
- Dining etiquette – navigating the place setting, napkin dos and dont’s, setting the table, using utensils properly and polite dining
- Lunch – participants will practice what they learned over a three-course lunch
$145 per child, which includes a certificate of completion, a laminated place setting placemat, handouts, goodies, party food and a three-course meal. Space is limited. If you have questions about this or any of our children’s classes or camps please email arden (at) cliseetiquette.com
Please see our cancellation policy at the bottom of this page. If you are looking for classes for teens (ages 13 to 17) please click here.
Dates and Locations
October 1 and 8, 2017, Il Fornaio Restaurant, Seattle
October 22 and 29, 2017, Matts’ Rotisserie and Oyster Bar, Redmond.
November 5 and 12, 2017, Il Fornaio Restaurant, Seattle
December 3 and 10, 2017, Embassy Suites Hotel, Bellevue
March 4 and 11, 2018, Il Fornaio Restaurant, Seattle or Matts’ Rotisserie, Redmond
Please note; the times differ for the two week class. Week one is 1:00 to 4:00 PM, week two is 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.
Carmen LOVED your class! We recently had a large family meal. Carmen’s manners were impeccable, except for some slightly too loud singing of Grace. Later on, she privately told me she noticed some people not keeping their mouths closed while they chewed. She informed me that she learned it was not OK to correct people in front of others.
Carol Stone, grandmother of a past class participant
Children and Teen Class Cancellation Policy
Cancellations received up to 10 days before the first class in the series are 100% refundable. Cancellations received less than ten days before the first class in the series are not refundable. Transfers are possible up to 10 days before the class if there is space available in the same class series at a later date. Students who cannot complete all classes in the series cannot transfer to another course to complete the series.
To cover the food and venue charges, if fewer than 10 children are registered seven days before the class, the class will be cancelled and refunds issued.
If you have questions about our children’s classes or camps please email arden (at) cliseetiquette.com.