I love everything about baby showers. I love the decorations, the gifts, the food, and, yes, even the games. (I’m one of those hyper-competitive people that irritate the heck out of all the ladies who hate shower games;-) Here are 12 baby shower napkin folds that are really cute and would look great at any baby shower.
First up, the ever-popular diaper napkin. In this version from Creative Baby Shower Ideas the diapers can be used as favors for your guests. You could fill them with anything you want. They used whoppers, mints and nuts, but you could use trail mix, small pretzels or any candy.
To add a little whimsy to the shower table, stuff the napkin diaper with “Doo Doo Drops.” Thrifty Fun provides the recipe for the brown cookies as well as folding instructions for the napkins.
At The Flirty Blog, this napkin diaper holds the program. You could also fill it with a menu or with a printable shower game or maybe one of those envelopes on which guests write their own address so that the mom-to-be can send them thank-you notes. Since the diaper was made by folding a linen napkin instead of a paper napkin, it can be used as the guest’s napkin and looks great as part of the table setting.
Amy Atlas has lots of ideas for throwing a baby shower including this sweet napkin ring made with a little pacifier on a ribbon. This simple idea looks very sophisticated.
I love these napkin dresses from How Does She?. Instructions are included for folding and cutting the paper napkins. Not only could they be used for baby showers, but wouldn’t they look great at a christening celebration?
If the baby’s a boy, try this Bow Tie napkin fold from DJ Rockin Steve. It’s very quick and makes a great addition to the table setting.
Here’s another bow tie napkin idea. This time the bow tie is used to bundle the plasticware. The Perfect Blend shows a lot of cute ideas for a “preppy” baby shower.
Here’s another napkin fold from Creative Baby Shower Ideas. Learn how to make a Napkin Baby Shirt. I like that they can be used to hold the plasticware.
Jill from The Party Fetti Blog has inspired me to buy some Washi Tape. I never knew there were so many decorating possibilities. Case in point: you can embellish napkin utensil wraps in a multitude of pastel colors and children’s motifs.
These utensil wraps with napkin ring tutus would be great if the baby’s a girl. The pink tulle tutu is adorable. Founterior provides free downloadable instructions.
These umbrellas would be perfect for a baby “shower.” Busy Bee Kids Crafts shows you how to make the Umbrella Wrapped Utensil holder. They’d also be great for a bridal shower or even a springtime luncheon. They’re absolutely adorable.
Did you ever wonder how to make Napkin Babies? Kristein, guest blogger at Motherhood On A Dime, shows you how. I bet the napkin babies would keep a little girl occupied as she attended her first baby shower.
Some of these baby shower napkin folds utilize paper napkins while some use cloth napkins. If you need to rent a large number of linen napkins (possibly light pink or light blue?) visit Bright Settings or call one of our knowledgeable salespeople at 1-800-327-6025. Renting tablecloths and napkins is a particularly good option, especially if you’re planning a large shower. When the party’s over, just put the used table linen back in the box, slap on the free return label, and send them back to us. We’ll take care of the laundry so you can concentrate on helping the mother-to-be get her baby gifts home!