Q: What is the Fam Jam? And other Frequently Asked Questions...
A: Fam Jam is short for Family Jamboree, our holiday party, instructional dinner, and dance, at the end of the fall cotillion classes. We combine a delicious formal meal with some fine dining etiquette instruction, and afterward have an informal dance.
Q: Who is invited?
A: Current and former Foxglove Cotillion students and their families, as well as our local community, are invited—and they are certainly allowed and encouraged to bring family friends who might be interested in formal dining etiquette tips. And if your company is sponsoring the event, we would love to have you and your staff join us as our guests to learn a little bit and have some fun.
Q: Why is it here just in time?
A: Because the holiday meals are upon us! Between fancy silverware at Grandma's and buffet's at New Years' parties, last minute business deals, and eating Christmas meals with extended family, a few dining tips and tricks can go a long way.
Q: What are we going to learn?
A: Because this is an instructional dinner, we will guide you through everything, from proper place settings to table manners and tips and tricks, and answer questions throughout the multi-course meal.
Q: How much does this formal instructional dinner cost?
A: Only $20 per person. We've worked hard with local companies who are sponsoring the event to make a formal, instructional dinner affordable.
Q: Do I have to stay for the informal dance afterward?
A: Of course not but we would love to have you! We will teach a couple easy line dances and do a couple Parent/Child dances, but mostly just play some music and have a good time.
Q: I own a business, how can I sponsor the Fam Jam?
A: There are a couple different sponsorship opportunities for companies that want to encourage etiquette training for young people—and promote professional development regardless of age! Please contact us for more information or visit the sponsors page of our website and select a sponsorship tier online. We invite any and all of our sponsors to attend and send their staff to learn a little at this instructional meal. Call Page Rhoad at 770-861-3149 with questions.
Q: I have food allergies, will that be a problem?
A: We are asking everyone to RSVP online in advance by purchasing tickets (you can learn more at www.foxglovecotillion.com/famjam), or over the phone so that we can make sure our menu does not conflict with any of our guests' food allergies. Our online form requests that you mention any allergies, and we'll ask specifically over the phone.
Q: Where is the Fam Jam being held?
A: The Rabun Manor in Dillard. It is a truly gorgeous setting and well-equipped venue with fantastic food, plenty of seating, and a nice dance floor so that we can break it down afterwards!
Q: What time should we arrive?
A: The event is from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and we will go through the instructional dinner slowly, one course at a time. The informal dance will be immediately after dinner, and everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy themselves.
Q: Is there a dress code?
A: No, but we are encouraging folks to wear holiday attire despite not requiring any specific dress code.
Q: How soon do we need to RSVP?
A: Please try to RSVP by Tuesday December 12th because the Fam Jam will be on December 17th and we need to know how much food to prepare a week in advance.
Q: How do we pay to reserve our seats?
A: You can simply pay online or contact Page Rhoad to confirm you and your guests.