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Personalized Napkins: How Many Should I Order?

17 May

Personalized napkins add the perfect touch to any celebration you are having.  From weddings, bridal showers, baby showers to graduations and birthdays, personalized napkins are something your guests will remember.

Many of our customers ask how many napkins they should order for their special events, and we’ve put together a napkin ordering guideline to help you plan for all of your special events.

Napkin Ordering Guideline

Formal Events  (such as a wedding or benefit)

Order 3-4 beverage napkins per guest For Beverage and Appetizers. Typically there will be a formal cloth napkin used for the meal.

Plus

-For multiple Bars and/or multiple Appetizer Stations, add 1-2 napkins per guest.

-For a Sweet Table, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Midnight Snack, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

-For a Photo Session, order 1-2 beverage or luncheon napkins per wedding party guest for wine, cheese and light appetizers.

 

Semi-Formal   (such as a rehearsal dinner, baby shower, bridal shower or special birthday)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a  printed guest towel or formal cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table add 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Casual Events   (such as a graduation party, BBQ party, birthday, child’s party)

Order 2-3 beverage napkins per guest for beverages and appetizers.

 Plus

-For a buffet or sit-down meal, add 1-2 luncheon or dinner napkins per guest. The alternative is a printed guest towel or casual cloth napkin.

-For a Sweet Table or special dessert, order 1-2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Cocktail Parties

Order 4-6 beverage napkins per guest as these affairs usually involve heavy appetizers and drinks throughout the evening.

Plus

-For a dessert buffet or passed desserts, add 1 or 2 beverage napkins or luncheon napkins per guest.

 

Washrooms

If you have a private washroom for your event, guest towels are typically used. Order 2 guest towels per guest.

If you have further questions about ordering personalized napkins, you can contact one of our customer service specialists who are always happy to help answer your questions about wording, color choices, quantities and more.

Best,

Jennifer

Introducing our newest Tastemaker: Adriene Hester Staniszewski

9 May

We are excited to introduce you to our newest Tastemaker, Adriene Hester Staniszewski.  We just love her style and love of a monogram!  We adore how she stylized our Personalized  Navy Trimmed Weekender for her girls trip and her trip to Peru.

 

Besides her weekender bag, she has hand-picked her favorite personalized items from The Stationery Studio and why she loves them.  You can also keep up with Adriene on Instagram.

About Adriene

Adriene Hester Staniszewski has spent her entire career in the textile industry, specifically working in product development and sourcing for brands such as Mud Pie and Alternative Apparel. She has been a contributing blogger for Tervis Tumbler and Kate Aspen and has worked with other brands to provide social media content. She is passionate about home décor projects and has never met a monogram she didn’t love!

A Georgia native, she lives in Atlanta with her husband of five years, Ashton, and their Labradoodle, Olive.

Get to know our other Tastemakers and their favorite finds from The Stationery Studio!

XO,

Jennifer

DIY Cool Whip Easter Eggs

30 Mar

I posted this DIY Cool Whip Easter Egg coloring idea 3 years ago, and I realized this DIY trend is hotter than ever!  Since Easter is this Sunday, you might be coloring eggs today or tomorrow with your kids, grandkids or friends. Here’s a step-by-step on how to do your own Cool Whip Easter Eggs at home!

cool whip

Start with a tub of Cool Whip.  Put it in a casserole dish or any type of pan where you can spread it out.

Dye in cool whipOnce the Cool Whip is spread out, add drops of food dye all over.

Cool whip swirl

Swirl the Cool Whip all around … let the colors mix!

Cool whip upclose

Place eggs in the Cool Whip mixture and cover them under the mixture completely.  Let sit on the counter for 30 minutes.

egg

Rinse the eggs off under water after 30 minutes.  They turn out with cool marbled effects like a watercolor painting.  A fun way to dye eggs!

Eggs

Here are our eggs after we finished!  We did a mix of traditional egg dying and the Cool Whip technique.  What fun ways do you decorate eggs for Easter?   Share in the comments below … I would love to hear what you and your family do!

xoxo,

Jennifer