Fun, fancy serviettes are a cheap and beautiful way to make an ordinary table setting a little extra special. Why not practice these tonight on your own family?...I bet they'll be thrilled!
#1. The fan in a glass
Take an unfolded napkin or serviette and lay it out on a table. Accordion fold it back and forth every inch until you get to the other side, fold in the middle and place in a glass. If necessary, use a small paper clip to secure the middle of the fan at the back.
#2. The Menu Envelope
Lay the serviette face down on the table. Place the menu on top, also face down, protruding one edge. Fold the sides of the serviette in to match the sides of the menu, and then flip the menu over to meet the far edge of the serviette.
#3. The Bow Tie
Fold the serviette in thirds and then fold the long ends in to meet at the middle. Flip over so that the loose ends are the the back. Scrunch in the middle and adhere with a small strip of cardstock and some tape.
#4. The Napkin Bowl
Fill with a flower or candy and a place card, or in my case, chop-sticks!
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