Cocktail napkins are a staple of the gracious pantry. With today’s printing technology we no longer have make do with single color 3-plys if we don’t want to. The technology unleashed the creativity, wit and wisdom of the napkins’ manufacturers, leaving us to cackle and smile wryly at their messages. It’s a bit of a pastime for me to check out a shop’s selection for a quick injection of humor, cleverness or affirmation of Southern charm.
A personal favorite; I rue the day I run out of these.
Staff: a secret goal of mine.
Uttered by our Patron Saint of Graciousness, Audrey Hepburn.
Amen. Still working on that over-scheduled part.
I once had a client put this wise quote on a moving announcement. So true!
Wish I’d had this when my chilluns were under roof!
That’s comforting, especially when the soufflé falls.
My favorite family game brought to the cocktail napkin. Brilliant.
Reminding us to introduce ourselves to unfamiliar faces.
LOVE the fonts and layout of this cheerful napkin.
I fall into the wise enough category. You?
My new fave.
Of course there are times when I love to use my monogrammed cocktail napkins, but it’s fun to bring out the witty and wise ones to add sparkle to the conviviality of the event. I just found these awesome napkins. I’ll order them to have on hand for next year’s Independence Day celebration.
July 2, 2015