At my house, we tend to eat in a way that’s comfortable and it would probably be shocking to Martha Stewart. Basically, we get our plates and go to eat wherever we want. With a paper towel as a napkin. I know, I know. Families should eat together. I’m just admitting what we do most of the time. It works for us. Now, when the kids or other guests come over, we of course clear off our dining room table and break out our finery. We do know how to be civilized, after all. And on the holidays, we even use cloth napkins. Christmas themed, to be precise.
Napkin Folds: The Basic Fan Fold for Cloth Napkins
However, back in the day, I worked at a resort where we used cloth napkins and we did a semi-fancy napkin fold for every place setting. It was about the most basic napkin fold you can make. Nothing terribly fancy, but it was quick and easy. It looked exactly like this.
And there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s classic and looks elegant on nearly any table. However, I recently stumbled upon a video that almost (almost) makes me want to sit my hubby and myself down at the table every night and use the fancy napkins that are gathering dust in our linen closet.
Why am I suddenly thinking about fancy napkin folds? Because these are FUN. I love fun, quirky stuff, and these folds check off all the boxes. My favorite: the ice cream sundae one, of course (because I love ice cream).
And can you even handle this cute little pumpkin? Love it!
Also, the person doing these folds makes it look soooooooo easy. And the video is completely mesmerizing. Enjoy!
I can’t wait to try some of these!