Napkin Ordering Guidelines

  • Formal Events like Weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Special Ceremonies or Corporate Affairs
    Purchase three to four Beverage Napkins per guest. These will be used for beverages, appetizers and desserts. If you are having a sweet table, and prefer to use the larger Luncheon size for that, then order two to three Beverage Napkins and one Luncheon napkin per guest. Typically there will be a cloth napkin used for the meal.

  • Semi-Casual Events like Baby Showers, Bridal Showers, Birthdays or Anniversaries
    Purchase two to three Beverage Napkins per guest. Beverage Napkins will be used for beverages, appetizers and desserts. If you prefer to use the larger Luncheon size napkins for a dessert table, then order two Beverage Napkins and one Luncheon napkin per guest. If you are doing a sit-down meal add one Luncheon napkin per guest for the meal, unless you are providing cloth napkins.

  • Casual Events like At Home Parties, Pool Parties, Barbeques or Family Holidays
    Purchase one to two Beverage Napkins per guest. These will be used for beverages, appetizers and desserts. You can add one Luncheon napkin per guest if you are having a special dessert area. If serving a meal, add one Luncheon napkin per guest for the meal, unless you are providing cloth or unprinted napkins.

  • Cocktail Parties
    Purchase three to four Beverage Napkins per guest. These will be used for beverages, appetizers and desserts throughout the evening. If you prefer to use the larger Luncheon size napkins for a dessert table, then order two to three Beverage Napkins and one Luncheon napkin per guest.

  • Special Note
    If you are doing passed appetizers, request that your servers pass out a napkin each time they serve an appetizer. If you are offering appetizer stations, request that your napkins are available at the stations.