It’s football season, so time to tackle those simple projects that can easily be done while watching the game(s). First up, dry embossed cocktail napkins.
If you have a Cuttlebug (or similar embossing machine), you can turn plain and boring $1-for-50 cocktail napkins into something a little bit more interesting.
I found I could run 2-3 napkins through at a time, completing a several hundred napkins in about an hour. All while watching my Denver Broncos Sunday afternoon. Not too bad. Maybe just a little bit too easy 🙂
If you don’t have an embossing machine, you can still personalize plain napkins with a permanent ink pad and a stamp. Make sure the ink is permanent/water proof (it will state it on the pad).
How many do you need?
For the bar/beverage station–
-about 3 per guest (150 guests x 3 napkins = 450 cocktail napkins)
For appetizer stations–
-about 1-2 per guest (150 guests x 1.5 napkins = 225 napkins)
For dessert stations–
-about 1-2 per guest (150 guest x 1.5 napkins = 225 napkins)
Better to have more than you need than to run out. If your event is longer than 4 hours, add a few hundred more napkins. They are rather inexpensive after all. If you do a general emboss design rather than a personal/wedding specific stamp/emboss (e.g., names & date), any that are left over can be used for future occasions.