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It is wonderful to see how a talented person can take a simple piece of canvas and paint and create a masterpiece; a musical instrument or a piano is used to burst forth a melodious song. At a wedding or party, a simple cloth napkin can be transformed into a beautiful design and enhance the table setting and the atmosphere of the event.

There are many uses for a cloth napkin. The most obvious and practical reason to use a cloth napkin is to keep yourself tidy and your clothing clean. Many years ago it was used to wipe the sweat off ones brow on a hot summer’s day. It can also be used as a beautiful decoration for a wedding or event. It is not always practical to put food out on each plate at a wedding or party. Salads may wilt and get soggy and appetizers may not keep to the correct serving temperature or simply get spoiled if it’s out for too long. That is not the case at a restaurant, since each person plans on ordering a different item. Instead of leaving an empty plate or drinking glass on the table, the table is dressed up with a pretty cloth napkin to create an elegant table setting.

napkin with tulip

Some napkins are nice enough to be displayed on their own since today; napkins come in many different colors and printed styles. Napkins are usually matching a party or wedding tablecloth at an event.  When they are folded into different shapes the napkins make a real statement.  It’s great to put a stylish folded napkin on the table instead of filling the plate or drinking glass with food or drink.

assorted napkin designs

There are many ways for a napkins to be folded are here are just some of them. They can be folded into a pocket so silverware or invitations can be put in it. Flowers can be inserted in the pocket as well. Depending on your event, tuxedos, roses, pyramids, or fleur de lis styles can dress up the occasion. For the upcoming holiday of Easter a napkin can be folded into a bunny or rolled up as a carrot with the silverware sticking out of it as the leaves.

carrot napkin (1)

There are many how to books and videos and the possibilities are endless. Have fun playing around with the designs and create one that’s right for you and your occasion. We’d love to see your pictures and creative ideas of how your table gets dressed for an occasion.

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