Planning a fall party? Don’t forget the seasonal napkins. It’s that little something extra that makes all the difference at a celebration or event. Inexpensive but also useful, napkins are the all-too-overlooked darlings of the table-setting world. Napkins dress up a table with practical charm. Any fall table looks more festive with nicely folded napkins color-coordinated to blend with other elements. The changing season brings a more earthy color palette, with shades of red, papaya, persimmon, plum and beet. The references to food bring to mind the harvest and celebrations.
At Paper Source, store manager Ty King says, “We have our own color line, and the color line is throughout the store.” A consistent color palette brings everything together in a uniform style. It’s easy to extend a warm welcome through a table setting. Create an Instagram-worthy look that foodies and other online photo hounds crave.
The versatility of napkins comes into play with coordinated kits and ideas, folding patterns, texture, color and size. Instead of an ordinary square, go with scalloped edges and other die-cut shapes. Prices are relatively modest to start, at $7 for a set of 10, King says.
Paper Source has options for custom-made napkins. Get fancy with personalized messages or foil lettering. Plan your special look a few weeks in advance for a dinner party and allow more time for a wedding, King advises, noting that fall weddings are becoming more popular.
Other matching DIY table decorations are available, and the staff is happy to answer decorating questions or try to match a design found outside of the store on popular websites like Pinterest. Customers can tap into workshops or schedule their own kit parties, complete with a bouquet of flowers and all the crafter fixings. “We understand our clients here, so we make it cute,” King says. Some customers even bring in wine and cheese for their kit parties. Just don’t forget the napkins!