Emily Posts

“Tea is iced and has plenty of mint and usually lemon, and perhaps other fruit juices are added.  If there is chocolate, it is cold and poured into glasses with whipped cream.  Food consists of nothing but breads and cakes.  These can be of whatever variety, and as many or as few as one may choose.  Usually there are thin sandwiches cut either in diamond or heart shapes but not otherwise fancy.”

Emily Post on “Parties in the Garden,” 1922


6 comments on “Emily Posts

  1. Kate

    I’ve joked around with a close girlfriend that I’m buying copies of that book for everyone I know for Christmas this year.

    I’m starting an etiquette renaissance!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *