You may not have servants but that’s not an excuse not to step back in time to create a truly spectacular dinner party for your family and friends. Get in the mood with extravagant courses of the finest foods (buy in if you’re not very good at cooking or don’t have the time to make your own dishes). Dress up in period costume to make the event really memorable, but above all make sure that you set the table to the exacting standards of Downton Abbey.
Take a look at our infographic to ensure that you don’t slip-up by not having your cutlery in the right order or your seating arrangement wrong. Add the all important flourishes of table decoration sit back and enjoy the fruits of your labour – it will be well worth the extra effort.