Start with the dinner plate in the centre of the place setting.
Now add a salad plate and a soup bowl, if you are serving soup.
Let’s break out the silverware, starting with forks to the left of the plate. Place your dinner fork on the inside, followed by your salad fork on the outside.
To the right of the plate, set down a napkin, and add a knife closest to the plate. Place a soupspoon beside it, followed by a teaspoon.
Don’t forget that your guests will need beverages. Place a wine and water glass, along with a mug, in a triangular formation above the plate. Your choice of tablecloth, centerpiece, and napkin can add some personality to the table. Just skip scented candles, so they don’t interfere with the aroma of dinner.