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Napkins | Folded in Cool Designs

Updated on August 1, 2013

Napkins Folded into Cool Designs

A dining table can be beautiful and an awesome place to add napkins folded in an elegant style or to match a theme. Basically, a dining table is an opportunity to add some décor and flair to the basic needs of eating utensils.

Whether you are using a buffet or serve family style, napkins folded to fit your setting are the final touch for your dinner table at home or for an event such as a wedding, rehearsal dinner or bridal shower. And for Holidays like Christmas, napkin folds add some holiday cheer!

This is a compilation of napkin folding books, napkin fold suggestions for holidays and celebrations and some videos that walk you through the process.

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My Favorite Napkin Folding Book

100 Classic Napkin Folds: simple and stylish napkins for every occasion: Over 700 step-by-step photographs show you how to make stunning folds to a professional level
100 Classic Napkin Folds: simple and stylish napkins for every occasion: Over 700 step-by-step photographs show you how to make stunning folds to a professional level

This book features tons of new and old napkin folds with gorgeous pictures and step by step, clear instructions. I have used it many times and have no problem recommending it.

If you want to add some whimsy, flair or color to your table setting, this book will show you how!


For a small to medium sized dinner party, consider embellishing your napkin fold with a bauble, flower, ribbon, or faux jewel. Then, guests could keep them as favors after the party!

Leaf Napkin Fold

The color of napkin you use, determines the best occasions to use the Leaf Napkin Fold. If you use golds, reds or oranges, it is perfect for Fall and and the Thanksgiving holidays.

If you choose to use vibrant greens or yellow greens, it is perfect for Spring occasions such as Easter and Mother's Day.

Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins in Pistachio GreenBuy Now

Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins in Cactus GreenBuy Now

20 Inch Polyester Napkins - Dozen, Tea GreenBuy Now

Everyday Basic Napkin Set of 6 - Vineyard GreenBuy Now

Simply using a different color can change the essence of a napkin fold. Here, we are switching green (Spring) to oranges, reds and rusts to give a Autumn feel.

Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins - Chili (Red color)Buy Now

Set of 4 Hemstitch Napkins - MarigoldBuy Now

20 Inch Polyester Napkins - Dozen, BurgundyBuy Now

The Kite Napkin Fold - Spring, Summer & Fall - this is a great napkin fold

This fold is perfect for Spring and Summer get-togethers, birthdays and celebrations like Father's Day and Independence Day.

Linen Colorful Rainbow Print NapkinBuy Now

1 Dozen "Iris" Milliken Signature NapkinsBuy Now

Aunt Martha's Bright Collection Dinner Napkins, Set of 4Buy Now

Lustrous Stripe Napkin, Coral, Set of 4Buy Now

Father's Day, Graduation and Baby Shower Napkin Folds

Gorgeous Patterned Napkins for Folding

Hand Woven Colorful Green & Blue Striped Napkins - Set of SixBuy Now

Hand Woven Red and Green Plaid Napkins - Set of SixBuy Now

Pink Checkered Napkins - Pack of 10Buy Now

Setting a Beautiful Table

Perfect Table Settings: Hundreds of Easy and Elegant Ideas for Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements
Perfect Table Settings: Hundreds of Easy and Elegant Ideas for Napkin Folds and Table Arrangements

This book is a great tool for anyone wanting to make the most of their entertaining. There are tons of pictures, easy to follow directions and ideas galore of how to turn your next party into one guests fight to get invited!

The author, Denise Vivaldo, has been a caterer for years and uses her vast experience to teach anyone how to create stunning tables in their own home.


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    • TommyPotter profile image

      TommyPotter 5 years ago

      They are very nice detail to mealtime!

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      ohcaroline 5 years ago

      I enjoy using napkins for every day meals. Who says you need a special occasion?

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      BuckHawkcenter 6 years ago

      Happy April Fool's Day - and a real blessing to boot! Just because I love to set a colorful and interesting looking table!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Love the selection of fancy napkins you have displayed here.