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Which Napkin Sizes are Best for Holiday Entertaining?

22 Nov

Holiday Napkins at The Stationery StudioIf you are planning on hosting a holiday gathering, cocktail party or dinner, holiday napkins will add a fun and festive touch. But which size should be ordered?  We hear this question time and again so here is a quick review.

For appetizers or cocktails, beverage napkins are the ideal choice and are our most popular size. Beverage napkins measure approximately 5 by 5 inches square and feature precise printing, a magnificent extensive array of designs, both traditional and contemporary styles, and imprints of your choice. Whether your prefer our confetti dot designs, Christmas nutcrackers, holly leaves or jingle bells to elegant sentiments such as Happy Holidays or Merry Christmas, we have a large selection you will love.

For Place Settings or guest powder rooms select the guest towel size.  Guest towels are paper and measure approximately 4.5 by 8 inches and come in many colors and styles. You can select the imprint color of your choice and easily pick from a great selection of styles and designs to match your beverage napkins or select a complimentary pattern or design.

For Buffets or Place Settings we recommend the Dinner-sized napkins, which measure a generous 8 by 8 inches approximately and are available in many styles. Dinner napkins come in a range of designs to match or be complimentary to your beverage napkins from fun confetti dot designs to the more traditional holiday wreaths, Christmas tree designs and more.  Many like to put a pile of dinner size napkins on a buffet for their guests to use and enjoy. Some like to fold them in half and place them at a place setting. Or, they are a nice size to roll and place into a napkin ring. Consider how you will use them when you select the napkin you are ordering and where the imprint will appear.

For Christmas morning, a brunch or for heavy appetizers, we recommend Luncheon napkins which measure approximately 6.5 inches square. You can select your favorite seasonal colors plus we’ll add the design of your choice and your imprint in your selected color. Our luncheon napkins include standard, fun and festive designs.

Napkin Gift SetsFor Hostess Gifts, we are always excited to give a set of beverage napkins.  Also, a nice set of personalized guest towels also make a thoughtful hostess gift.  If you are planning on attending a party, dinner or special event, order a set in advance and send to the hostess to use or bring with you so they can be enjoyed at a future celebration.  We also offer boxed napkin hostess sets which are a fun present.

We offer many printed napkin materials in addition to quality 3-ply napkins we refer to as Luxury Napkins.  Our luxury styles include a thick and elegant Deville, shimmery Masslinn, elegant embossed Carte in white, ivory, gold, silver and copper, thick and wonderful Linen-like and Caspari designs which feature wonderful patterns and colors and classic styles. Our pricing, production time and dedication to perfection with our napkins is impressive and you will love the finished product.

Happy holidays,

Renee

How to Decoupage Easter Eggs with Paper Napkins

2 Apr

Decoupaging Easter Eggs is simpler than you could ever imagine! Just follow these easy steps from the staff at The Stationery Studio.  We sat down in our staff kitchen with some Mod Podge, paintbrushes and our personalized napkins and VOILA! In less than an hour, we had beautifully decorated Easter Eggs.  Imagine the possibilities….Our Caspari Napkins left over from the Christmas holidays were perfect for the task.  You can re-purpose your custom paper napkins from Birthday Parties, Christmas or Holiday Parties and use them to decorate Easter Eggs with these instructions:

Easy Tips for Decorating Easter Eggs

 

What You’ll Need for Easy Egg Decorating/Decoupaging with Paper Napkins:

Decoupage Tools and Materials:

  • Sharp scissors
  • Paint Brushes – various sizes
  • Paper napkins (we used Bright Lights Pearl Caspari Napkins from TheStationeryStudio.com; $48 per 100)
  • Mod Podge (Matte-Mat) glue sealant (available at most craft stores or online)
  • Blown-out eggs

How to Blow Out Eggs

1. Pierce both ends of a raw egg using the tip of a paper clip or a sharp-edged knife.  Twist gently in holes to widen them slightly, with bottom hole a bit larger.

2. Poke a toothpick into the larger hole; pierce yolk, and stir.

3. Hold egg, larger hole down, over a bowl. Blow air into egg until all the contents are out of the shell. Rinse egg with warm water; drain. Blow air into egg again. Let dry.

How To Paper-Napkin Decoupage

1. Find a napkin design that can be re-purposed for Easter.  Trim loosely around the designs on your custom 3-ply paper napkin using sharp scissors. Separate printed top layer; you only need to use the top layer.

2. Coat part of a blown-out white egg with Mod Podge using a small paint brush. Apply 1 cutout design to egg (see pictures above); smooth with brush. Let dry. Repeat, adding designs as desired.

3. Apply Mod Podge with a medium brush to entire egg. Let dry.

Kids and kids-at-heart will love to decorate Easter Eggs with this simple technique.  A monogrammed napkin will add a personal touch to your Easter Decor, perfect for centerpieces at Easter brunch and are sure to remain special keepsakes for years to come.