This style of entertaining is designed for receptions, parties, and reunions where people can mix and mingle while eating lightly, drinking a beverage, and enjoying conversation. The tables of food are called hors d’oeuvre stations, and usually each one has a theme, such as vegetarian, Mexican, fruit and cheese, sliced meats with small rolls, etc. Most of these foods are finger foods which are to be served separately from each table, however it would not be impolite to place small amounts of food on one plate from different tables. The faux pas is overloading the plate, making yourself vulnerable for spills. Do not take a used plate back for replenishing. Obtain a clean plate when you return to the stations. The beauty of this type of entertaining is to be able to socialize more with people. You may sit or stand while consuming the food. Good manners is having a napkin readily available while eating hors d’oeuvres.