How many Napkins should I order?
Napkin Ordering Guidelines
Printed napkins are a fabulous way to set the tone for a party and determining the number of napkins to order is easy!
From black tie Weddings to beautiful Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Award Ceremonies or Corporate Affairs, we recommend three to four Beverage Napkins per guest to be used for the cocktail hour and appetizers. If you are having a sweet table, add one to two extra Beverage Napkins or Luncheon Napkins per guest. Typically there will be a cloth napkin used for the meal.
For celebrations such as Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthdays or Anniversaries, you will need two to three Beverage Napkins per guest for beverages/cocktails and appetizers. If you are having a sweet table add one or two Beverage Napkins or Luncheon Napkins per guest. If you are providing a sit-down meal, add one Luncheon Napkin, Dinner Napkin or Guest Towel per guest unless you are providing cloth napkins.
For events like Picnics, Backyard Parties, Pool Parties, Bar-B-Ques or Family Holidays, we suggest ordering two to three Beverage Napkins per guest for beverages/cocktails and appetizers. If you are having a special dessert buffet add one extra Beverage Napkin or Luncheon Napkin per guest. If serving a meal, add one Luncheon Napkin, Dinner Napkin, or Guest Towel per guest, unless you are providing cloth napkins.
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 buffet or passed desserts, add one or two extra Beverage Napkins or Luncheon Napkins per guest. If you are offering a sit-down meal, add one Dinner Napkin or Guest Towel per guest, 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.
If you are offering passed appetizers, request that your servers pass out a napkin each time they serve an appetizer for elegant service. If you are offering appetizer stations, have napkins readily available at each station. Printed napkins are one of our favorite accent for all types of celebrations. They set the tone, they set a theme, and of course, they are just so perfect.