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How do I select a Personalized Napkin?

26 May

Napkins for All OccasionsIf you are planning an upcoming event, a popular addition to your party supplies will be personalized napkins.  There are many styles, colors, and materials of napkins and while the selection is large, choosing can actually be very easy. Selections have been carefully curated to provide ideas and styles appropriate to your event.

To begin, select consider the theme of your event and how you will be using the napkins.  Next, determine the style napkin you like.  We offer everything from our party-quality 3-ply napkins to a number of luxury napkin styles including masslinn napkins made of 100% rayon fibers, air-laid and patterned napkins by Caspari, luxurious DeVille napkins with a linen-texture finish, embossed Carte napkins that are strikingly beautiful, thicker linen-like printed napkins and more.  All these choices offer quality and style.  But you may visually like one over another as they offer different finishes, colors and styles, some more elegant, some more basic, but all personalized perfectly.

Generally napkins come in 4 sizes (beverage, luncheon, dinner and guest towel).  Beverage size is for cocktails & appetizers.  Luncheon is for heavier appetizers or desserts.  Dinner size is for meals.  And guest towels can be for meals or for washrooms.  You will select a size and a style when you view your napkins online.  Browse by the type of event you are planning (such as a cocktail party, Halloween party, baby shower or wedding).

When it comes to your imprint, there is no right or wrong but we would suggest that you stick to something appropriate to your event.  Perhaps you want a happy birthday message or an happy anniversary sentiment, a formal wedding imprint including the wedding couple’s name, or maybe just a monogram for a great classic statement.    There are casual fonts and formal fonts, logos to provide accent artwork, photo napkins for a personal touch, or modern or traditional monogram.

Once you make a selection, utilize the proofing tool and add your own text to see how it will look.  You will be able to select color options for many of the napkins to generate the perfect look for your celebration.  When selecting personalization colors, generally darker imprint colors work well on lighter napkins.  And lighter imprint colors work well on darker napkins. The color of your napkins can be an accent to the event’s theme, such as black & orange for Halloween or gold for a 50th wedding anniversary, or perhaps you simply want to select napkins that are classic sophisticated accents such as navy, black or ivory.

If you are planning a larger event it’s fun to mix colors such as navy & ivory, or hot pink & lime.  But if you do mix colors, consider keeping the same imprint color on all the napkins.  For example, if you select hot pink & lime napkins, perhaps imprint them all in white.  They will all tie in together if one element stays the same.   Or, another option is to select the same napkin color and then imprint in different colors – for instance all white napkins but imprint some in orange, some in hot pink and some in turquoise, as an example.

Enjoy your upcoming event and happy party planning!

Best wishes,


Introducing Our New Collection of Wedding Napkins

16 Feb

Wedding NapkinsThis week we launched a new line of romantic and fun wedding napkins to our personalized napkin collection. It’s an assortment that we’re very proud of as our in-house designers have been working for weeks carefully adding meticulous elements to these styles.  Designs focus on the modern yet classic. Our team of designers has been researching wedding trends and styles to develop this collection. The many flourishes, stylized fonts, specialty details and large layouts are especially designed for the bride of today and those that appreciate modern yet classic styles.

Many of the new details are classic to The Stationery Studio brand and are truly a mix of classic and new, bringing unique style to beverage napkins, luncheon napkins, dinner napkins and guest towels.  Any party planner will tell you that napkins are an essential accent item for weddings, rehearsal dinners, anniversaries and bridal showers.  They can set the tone for an event and bring together style and function. Many of the details that make up these new designs create elements that set these napkins apart.

Our We Love the City exclusive collection of hand-drawn cityscapes are a truly unique way to celebrate the city in which a couple found their love. From Chicago to New York to Seattle, Boston or San Francisco, the illustrations of the cities along with a personalization will be a talking point for your upcoming event.

Cityscape Napkins

Our specialty designs provide an amazing collaboration of the classic and the modern. Mixed fonts in our Oh Happy Day Napkins will make you happy even before the party begins. Sophisticated designs like our St. Regis Scroll Napkins or the Bellissimo Guest Towels are an example of designs you would expect to see at some of the world’s finest establishments and are now available for your own special day. And the understated elegance of our Ampersand Napkins or the Initial Scroll Napkins are perfect for even the most upscale party.

Oh Happy Day Napkins

Fun word play napkins such as our Eat Drink and Be Married, Oh Happy Day napkins, Hugs and Kisses from the Mr. and Mrs. and our For Like Ever napkins are examples of our whimsical approach to your special day.   And our Romantic Script napkins are a simply beautiful approach to elegant lettering and each order is hand set by our designers utilizing one of our most favorite typestyle reminiscent of a royal scroll.   In our Double Circle Monogram Napkins your will be able to combine the classic styling of an interlocking monogram inside a big bold double circle design making for a very personal statement uniquely yours.

At The Stationery Studio we absolutely love napkins and are committed to bringing the best selection of designs, patterns and materials for your home and parties. Of course in addition to these new and fabulous designs, you can find our incredibly large selection of classics, traditional and specialty napkins which are fabulous for any special occasion.  Whether it’s a cocktail party at home, an engagement party and even guest towels for your washroom, our large selection of classics, basics and stylish designs will provide just the perfect accent for your needs.

Best wishes,



How many Napkins should I order?

13 Jun

Printed napkins are a practical, fun and affordable party accent.  They are a fabulous way to set the tone for the affair and bring in a theme or special color.   And determining the number of napkins that are needed for your event is very easy.

When entertaining, the number of napkins or guest towels needed depends on the type of affair you are hosting.  Whether your event is casual or formal, the recommendations below provide a guideline to the number of napkins typically ordered.  So whether you are planning a wedding, bridal shower or cocktail party, or a bar mitzvah,  baby shower, or birthday party, ordering the correct number of napkins will make your event easy to plan and outstanding to attend.

Formal Events
From black tie Weddings to beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Award Ceremonies or Corporate Affairs, we recommend that you purchase three to four Beverage Napkins per guest to be used for the cocktail hour and appetizers.  If you are having a sweet table, add in one to two extra Beverage Napkins per guest or you can consider Luncheon Napkins for a dessert table. Typically there will be a cloth napkin used for the meal.

Semi-Casual Events
For celebrations such as Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthdays or Anniversaries,you will need two to three Beverage Napkins per guest to be used for beverages/cocktails and appetizers.   If you are having a sweet table and would like to lay out Beverage Napkins for that, add in one to two extra napkins per person.  Some like to use Luncheon Napkins for a dessert table and the quantity needed would be the same.  If you are providing a sit-down meal, you will need one Luncheon, Dinner or Guest Towel size napkin per guest for the meal, unless you are providing cloth napkins.

Casual Events
For these types of events, such as Picnics, Backyard Parties, Pool Parties, Bar-B-Ques or Family Holidays, we suggest ordering two to three Beverage Napkins per guest to be used for beverages and appetizers.  If you are having a special dessert table add one extra Beverage Napkin per guest, or you can use a Luncheon Napkin for the dessert table.  If serving a meal, you will also need to add one Luncheon Napkin, Dinner Napkin, or Guest Towel per guest, unless you are providing cloth napkins.

Cocktail Parties
For Cocktail Parties, order four or five Beverage Napkins per guest as these affairs usually involve heavy appetizers and drinks throughout the evening.  If you are having a dessert table or passed desserts, add one or two extra Beverage Napkins or order one or two Luncheon Napkins per guest. If you are offering a sit-down meal, add one Dinner Napkin or Guest Towel per guest for the meal, unless you are providing cloth napkins.

If you have a private washroom for your event, Guest Towels are typically used in the restrooms. Purchase one to two Guest Towels per guest for the restrooms. You can place more guest towels in the women’s washroom than in the men’s washroom.

Special Note

If you are offering passed appetizers, request that your servers pass out a napkin each time they serve an appetizer for the kindest service. If you are offering appetizer stations, request that your napkins are available at each station.

Printed napkins are one of our favorite accents for all types of celebrations.  They set the tone, they set a theme, and of course, they are very useful! Our Design Your Own Personalized Napkin offers a flexible product where you can determine your favorite imprint from text only, a monogram, or add a design. Our Design Your Own Printed Guest Towel is our most flexible guest towel.  And now it’s easier than ever to pick your color theme, pick your style and order the proper number for your event.

Remember to order napkins two to three weeks ahead of time.  Many napkins are printed within one week or less but you do want to be sure to allow time for delivery and time to bring your napkins to the venue.