Fancy napkin folding is not as difficult as it looks, and the creative table dressing is an additional way to impress your dinner party guests!
Fan napkin foldUsing a simple accordion-style pleating technique, you can do a few napkin folds that work really well with napkin rings. Place these napkins in the center of your dining plate at each place setting.
Fold your napkin in half. Beginning at one short end, start folding the napkin in an accordion style, making folds approximately every inch.
Insert one folded end into a napkin ring. Push the napkin ring up no further than one-third from the bottom. Fan out the top pleats.
Decorative pocket napkin foldDecorative pockets can hold silverware, a sprig of holly, place cards, or any other treat that you want to tuck in. You can place it in the center of each dinner plate at each place setting at the table, or if it’ll be holding utensils, you can place it to the left of the plate.
Tuck the sides of the napkin to the back. Insert your silverware or other desired item.
Buffet parcel napkin foldTry this pretty wrapping technique for when you want to accent your table with special ribbon. To do this, fold the napkin in half and then fold it in half again to make a square (or start with a folded paper napkin). Turn the napkin to make a diamond shape with the folded point away from you. Center the silverware on the napkin close together.
Fold the side points in to touch the edges of the silverware, making small triangles. Overlap edges over the cutlery and tie a ribbon around the center of the parcel.
Flower napkin foldThe center of this folded napkin lends itself to holding little objects that could, for example, relate to a holiday or other special occasion. Or, with nothing placed in the center, this fold still looks pretty.
To begin, fold each corner of the napkin into the center.
Repeat again by folding the newly made corners into the center. Press or crease folds into place.Fold corners twice into the middle.
Holding the folds together in the center, flip the napkin over. Pressing a finger firmly in the middle of the napkin to hold folds in place, reach under the napkin and begin pulling all the points out until complete.Pull out all the points.