Some of the available napkin folds include the bow tie napkin fold, the popular bird of paradise napkin fold, and the standard triple pocket napkin fold used at many high-end restaurants across the country, among many other skillful fold designs.
Whether you need folded napkins for place settings for your normal meals or an extravagant dinner party you want to throw, folded napkins can help set the perfect mood. Here are some easy napkin folds to use at your next dinner party.
This simple fold requires you to fold the napkin into a triangle. Next, fold the wide part of the napkin up about an inch. Flip the napkin over and roll the napkin from left to right. You can find more on this fold at NapkinFolding.net.
A bow tie napkin fold is easy to do. Simply fold the napkin in half twice, making a long strip. Fold the ends of the napkin so that they overlap slightly. Tie wide ribbon around the middle and turn the bow around. Check out Sugar and Charm for more.
For the diamond napkin fold, fold the napkin in half and then into quarters. Then fold the top layer in half diagonally, continuing with each layer, stopping the fold so that it is slightly shorter than the last. Next fold each side of the napkin under, as shown at Napkin Folding Guide.
This napkin fold is slightly more complicated than some of your other folds. This napkin fold actually takes a total of twelve folds to get the final product. The easiest way to learn the bishop hat napkin fold is to check out the tutorial on How to Fold Napkins.
For this fold, start by folding the napkin in half and then into quarters. Fold the open corner to meet the opposite corner. Turn the napkin over and fold it into thirds. Turn back over and place with your place setting. For more on this napkin fold, visit Martha Stewart.
This is probably the simplest and most common way to fold a napkin, or roll it as is the case. Fold your napkin in half to form a triangle. Place your silverware on the wide part of the napkin and then roll it into a cylinder. You can also place a napkin rig around the middle to keep it in place.
For this fold, you need to fold the napkin in half. Next, starting from a folded corner, roll the napkin into a cone. Finally. turn the open end of the cone up to form a hem. Stand the cone on its base and decorate. You can find more on this napkin fold at California Linen Services.
This simple fold requires you to fold the napkin in half to form a triangle. Starting with the long edge, fold the napkin edge in one inch increments until you have a long strip. Finally, fold the right end over the left and loop it, creating a knot. You can find the tutorial at Bumblebee Linens.
This is a great napkin fold for a Valentine’s Day dinner. Start by folding the napkin in half, forming a rectangle. Fold it in half again. Next, fold both ends up vertically from the center, much like you would a paper airplane. Finish by folding all four corner flaps underneath the napkin.
This napkin fold is perfect for weddings and other celebrations where you have assigned seating. When finished, you can place a name card on top of the folded napkin to help guests find their seat. For more on how to do this helpful napkin fold check out Beyond Elegance.
The turkey napkin fold can give your dining room table a Thanksgiving feel. Keep in mind that this somewhat more complicated napkin fold does require two napkins. SO, make sure you have enough for each place setting. For more on this fantastic fold, visit World Market.
The cap napkin fold works great at a kid party, including a birthday party or informal family dinner at home. Use different colored napkins depending on the theme of the party. Learn more about how to complete this napkin fold at Bumblebee Linens.
A tree napkin fold is great for use during the holidays, especially around Christmas. For instructions on how to do this festive napkin fold, visit Instructables. The best thing about this fold is that you can decorate it to look like a Christmas tree for a more festive look.
Increase your luck next Saint Patrick’s Day by making this four-leaf clover napkin fold. All you need are some square, green napkins. You can also place a decorative piece in the center of the fold, such as a shamrock, coin, or other St. Patrick’s Day related item. To learn how to make this napkin fold, go to Between Naps on the Porch.
To make this beautiful fold take your napkin and fold it in half to form a triangle. Next, fold the top point down to the bottommost edge. Fold each edge on the bottom at an angle so that the points overlap. Fold the bottom corners up again so that they stick out either side and fold the outer corners underneath. Check out the animated tutorial at Animated Napkins for more.
The ever popular bird of paradise napkin fold require a stiff napkin to make properly. If you don’ have any stiff napkins, then you can use starch on the ones you have to stiffen them up a little. Visit Napkin Folding Guide for more on this luxurious napkin fold.
The Easter bunny napkin fold is a cute little fold that you can use to pull together a dinner party centered around spring or the Easter holiday. Make sure to use bright, pastel-colored napkins when making your place settings. Chinet has more information on how to do this cute napkin fold.
The simple cone napkin fold is great for holding silverware, a sprig of flowers, or other item to spice up your dinner party place settings. To make your napkins more rigid and easier to work with, iron and starch your napkins before starting. Go to How to Fold Napkins for more on how to make this napkin fold.
For the bouquet napkin fold, you need a large napkin and a napkin ring. Start by pulling the middle of the napkin through the ring until you have about half of the material of the napkin through the ring. Next, tuck each corner of the napkin into the ring underneath. Fluff out to top of the napkin to make it look like a bouquet and insert silverware into the middle of the top of the napkin and through the napkin ring.
This easy napkin fold creates a simple yet effective place setting at your table. Start by folding the napkin into thirds. Wrap the napkin around the plate, tucking it in underneath the plate. Check out Martha Stewart for more information on this and other napkin folds.
The beautiful peacock napkin fold brings a look of elegance and fine dining to any dining room table. When making this fold, try to use napkins that have dark and vibrant colors for the best effect. Visit Sondra Lyn at Home for more on this beautiful napkin fold.
There are multiple ways to make this simple fan fold. The easiest way to make this fold is to Fold the napkin all the way across with accordion folds. Gather the folds and tuck the fan in half and stick the napkin into a napkin ring about a third of the way. Spread out the accordion folds to make a fan. You can find a tutorial at Animated Napkins.
This rose-shaped napkin fold is great for holding a small dinner roll. A more complicated fold, the rose fold was favored by famed French chef Auguste Escoffier. To find out how to make the rose napkin fold, check out the tutorial at Martha Stewart.
To add a classy look to your next dinner party, use a tuxedo napkin fold for your place setting. Once completed, insert a little menu for guests and top it off with a tiny bow tie. You can find out more about the tuxedo napkin fold at Animated Napkins.
An easy way to make the elegant and beautiful rose napkin fold is to fold a napkin in half to form a triangle. Next, roll the napkin lengthwise. Finally, roll the napkin into a rose shape, tucking the end into one of the folds underneath. For more on the rose napkin fold, visit StoenGable.
Instead of using a bread basket to keep your dinner rolls warm, why not try using a bread basket napkin fold? What makes this napkin fold so great is its ability to hold a large number of rolls. To find out more about the utilitarian bread basket napkin fold, check out Smarty had a Party.
The decorative lotus napkin fold is perfect for holding a piece of bread or other dinner item. Easy to make, the lotus napkin fold only requires three folds. To learn more about this popular napkin fold, visit Martha Stewart.
The snowflake napkin fold is great for dinner parties and family gatherings during the winter season. Best if done using a white napkin, you can switch the colors up for a change of pace or a different season, including red, white, and blue on the 4th of July. For a great video tutorial on how to do this fold, visit Bitsy Jennings.
The lover’s knot napkin fold is great for a wedding reception or couple’s dinner party. Easy to complete, the napkin fold only takes six steps to complete. You can find more on how to do this amazing napkin fold at Martha Stewart.
This fold is similar to the rose napkin fold, except it uses two napkins instead of one. For the bottom napkin, you need one in a contrasting color to that of the flower, while the flower napkin should be in a vibrant color. Find out more at Guia de Manualidades.
The envelope napkin fold allows you to personalize your next dinner party of family celebration. Once created, place items such as a place card, greeting card, or menu inside. Check out Instuctables for more on this easy napkin fold.
The fillable-pouch napkin fold allows you to place items within the napkin once finished. Some of the more useful ways you can use the napkin is to hold flowers, little candies, and other items associated with your dinner party motif. You can find this useful napkin fold at Living Locurto.
The pocket napkin fold is one of the easiest napkin folds to perform. Simply fold the bottom edge of the napkin up about half way. Follow this by folding the bottom up again to the top of the previous fold. Finally, fold both sides underneath so that they meet in the back. Check out Martha Stewart for more on this simple napkin fold.
The necktie napkin fold gives you napkins the appearance of a necktie. To give your necktie napkin fold an authentic look, try using a striped napkin. You can find a tutorial on how to do the necktie napkin fold at Clever Parties.
The pinwheel napkin fold is perfect for use at a kids party, especially if you use brighter colors. In addition, before making the folds, make sure the napkin is lightly starched for better results. For more on how to make this napkin fold, visit Chinet.
The fleur-de-lis napkin fold is a dramatic presentation that can make your next dinner party stand out. To complete this napkin fold you will need a napkin and a napkin ring. Check out Architectural Digest for more on this popular napkin fold.
The classic three point napkin fold is great for showing off your embroidered napkins. For best results, use either a cotton or linen dinner napkin ironed and starched thoroughly. Visit Bumblebee Linens for more on completing this easy napkin fold.
The ever popular triple pocket napkin fold is found at restaurants everywhere. Similar to the angled pocket napkin fold, the triple pocket napkin fold offers three pockets instead of the standard one for silverware placement. For an easy-to-follow tutorial, go to Smarty had a Party.
The crown napkin fold can bring a lot of pizzazz to your dinner parties. For this regal-looking napkin fold, make sure your napkins are properly starched to keep them from sagging. For instructions on how to complete this fold, go to Napkin Folding Guide.