Looking for an easy way to dress up your table for a special occasion? Try a creative napkin fold, like an adorable bunny for Easter, a rose for Mother’s Day, a bat for Halloween, a turkey for Thanksgiving or a tree for Christmas. Includes more than 50 napkin folding ideas and tutorials, plus table decorating inspiration for every holiday and special occasion.
Whether you’re setting the table for Mother’s Day, a Thanksgiving feast, a July 4th barbecue or a New Year’s Eve party, I’ve found some great, creative and easy napkin folding ideas you’ll want to try.
In addition to the major holidays — New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, July 4th, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas — you’ll find napkin folding ideas and techniques to use all year round for any occasion you can imagine.
Butterflies, boats, firecrackers, shamrocks, pinwheels, bow ties, tuxedo jackets, flowers and more — there’s no limit to the shapes into which you can fold a napkin.
A creatively folded napkin is an easy way to dress up a table setting and elevate an event.
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This post includes more than 50 different napkin tutorials, organized by category.
Most of these folds can be done with cloth or paper napkins. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to purchase pretty cloth and paper napkins.
These napkin folds are great for lots of different occasions and can be styled for casual and more formal events. To find out how to do each napkin fold, just click on the Read More or Watch Now links below.
- 🍽 Napkin Folding Ideas for Parties & Weddings
- ⛵️ Nautical and Sailboat Napkin Folds
- 🇺🇸 July 4th Napkin Folding Ideas
- ☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Napkin Folds
- 🐰 Easter Napkin Folding Ideas
- 💐 Mother’s Day Napkin Folds
- 🎃 Halloween Napkin Folding Ideas
- 🦃 Thanksgiving & Fall Napkin Fold Ideas
- 🎄Christmas Napkin Folds
- ❤️ Valentine’s Day Napkin Fold Ideas
- 👔 Father’s Day Napkin Folding Ideas
- 🎉 New Year’s Eve Napkin Folds
- Shop for Cloth Napkins
- Shop for Paper Napkins
🍽 Napkin Folding Ideas for Parties & Weddings
Here you’ll find ideas appropriate for all kinds of parties, showers and weddings throughout this post in many of the holiday categories.
But we thought these clever napkin folds would work for a variety of events.
The sailboat and airplace napkin folds are great for a baby shower, kid’s birthday party, a dinner party or a bon voyage celebration.
The pinwheel napkin fold is fun for summer barbecues, as well as weddings or even the 4th of July! Kids will get a kick out of seeing napkins folded into butterflies and fish.
You’ll also love the napkin folding ideas for July 4th and St. Patrick’s Day.
⛵️ Nautical and Sailboat Napkin Folds
Kids and sailors will love these nautical napkin folds.
🇺🇸 July 4th Napkin Folding Ideas
These patriotic napkin folds are perfect for July 4th, Memorial Day, Flag Day or any patriotic occasion.
Fireworks Napkin Fold – Here’s another technique for making and styling fireworks napkins.
☘️ St. Patrick’s Day Napkin Folds
Learn how to fold a napkin into fun shapes for St. Patrick’s day. Tutorials include a shamrock shaped napkin and a napkins folded to look like a Leprechaun’s hat and pot of gold.
🐰 Easter Napkin Folding Ideas
Learn how to fold napkins into Easter bunnies, carrots and crosses — perfect for your Easter table.
There are many different ways to fold bunny ears napkins. Learn three different techniques below and choose your favorite, or try them all.
💐 Mother’s Day Napkin Folds
Celebrate mom with a home-cooked meal served at a pretty table. She’ll love these flower napkin folding ideas.
Many of these napkin folding ideas could also be used for a wedding, bridal shower or ladies luncheon.
🎃 Halloween Napkin Folding Ideas
Learn how to fold napkins into pumpkins, bats, ghosts and a witch hat with these spooky tutorials.
You can use paper napkins, and many of these napkin folds are easy enough for kids to do.
🦃 Thanksgiving & Fall Napkin Fold Ideas
Fall leaves, turkeys and other creative napkin folds are easy ways to dress up your Thanksgiving table.
You can really change the look of your tablescape by using napkins in autumn-inspired colors.
🎄Christmas Napkin Folds
Learn several different techniques for folding napkins into Christmas trees and stars, plus find more whimsical napkin folding tutorials for Santa’s hat and elf boots.
We’ve included napkin folds for fancy dinners and casual get-togethers, as well as a few folds kids will love!
❤️ Valentine’s Day Napkin Fold Ideas
Learn how to fold napkins into hearts, roses and envelopes for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner.
You’ll find the full tutorials at the links below.
👔 Father’s Day Napkin Folding Ideas
Honor dad with a homemade meal for Father’s Day. He’ll get a kick out of seeing napkins folded into neckties, bowties and a golf shirt!
🎉 New Year’s Eve Napkin Folds
These more formal napkin folds are perfect for New Year’s Eve or a wedding.
Who knew you could turn a napkin into a tuxedo or fancy dresses?