CHOOSING THE PERFECT TABLE NAPKINS
FOR YOUR BIG DAY
When setting up tables for weddings or any special gatherings, everyone would want to create a scene for a meal to remember. Napkins might just be a small extra detail to your tabletops but they sure make a huge contribution in achieving the dream look for your event tables. Whether for formal or casual dinner, napkins are a must-have when you are hosting a party. Not only will it make your guests comfortable, but it will also let you easily create an eye-catching tablescape.
Are Table Napkins Essential?
Table napkins are used to protect your linens (and clothes!) from unwanted spills and stains. Guests will feel at ease knowing that they have napkins, whether fabric for formal occasions or paper for casual get-togethers, in case of accidental spills.
Napkins are also used to hold or tuck in utensils and help present your tableware with outstanding creativity. Some napkins, when folded right, can also display your menu cards in a unique style.
There are just so many things you can do with napkins! But napkins are not just limited for functional use. They can also serve your decorating flair. Pair your quality napkins with matching tablecloths, runners, or overlays. Accessorize them with fashionable napkin rings and be amazed by the added texture and color accent it will bring to your table setting.
Table Napkin Choices
Before purchasing your table napkins, you must first consider the kind of party or celebration that you are going to host. You can go for either paper napkins or fabric napkins depending on your preference or theme.
Fabric napkins are the best choice when you are setting up tables for more formal events like weddings, dinner parties, birthdays, and other formal gatherings. You can pretty much use cloth napkins for any occasions but you still need to consider the fabric type and color scheme that will fit best with your party theme and with the kind of fold that you will be making.
Polyester napkins are the most popular choice for events. These napkins are very durable and are perfect for most kinds of folds. You can easily create crowns, roses, and other decorative napkin folds to impress your guests.
Satin napkins are soft and shiny and can be laid flat on a table. They will work with simple roll or fold and can be accented with napkin rings. Great for weddings, parties, and formal occasions.
Paper napkins are great when you are throwing a kids party or any celebration with the presence of children. Paper napkins are very stylish nowadays, unlike before when they are just plain in color. You will find paper napkins with gorgeous metallic printed designs like polka dots, stripes, chevron, abstract or even ones with party notes. Paper napkins are inexpensive and the best part is that paper napkins will help you prepare and clean up in a snap.
Sequin napkins are the type that you would like to add to your table if you are looking to bring glitz and glamour through your party decorations. A triangle fold will look great with these napkins.
Velvet napkins will definitely turn your ordinary meal into a festive one. The soft texture and rich tone of these napkin fabrics will allow you to create different folds and will surely bring elegance to your dining tablescape.
We hope you find this helpful in choosing the perfect table napkin that fits the theme of your party, may it be a wedding, birthday, or a simple dinner at home. Don't forget to share your party ideas in the comments section! For more inspirations, follow @LeilaniParties on Instagram.