Paisley’s 2nd Birthday Party!

Hello everyone!
Sorry I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks! My older cousin, who is pretty much a second mom to me, flew in and stayed for the week leading up to the party. It was so amazing to have her here and now that she’s gone it makes me miss her and my family so much more 😦
On the bright side though, the party was awesome! Everything went off without a hitch, and the rain even held out for us. The whole week prior had been sunny as well as Sunday, Mother’s Day. The day of the party however, was very cloudy and I had been praying and doing “no rain” dances the entire week. We spent most of the time inside, but I still had some outdoor decorations that I was hoping wouldn’t get ruined. Thankfully my prayers and dances were answered and it ended up pouring a few hours after the party!
This week I’ve been basically making some of my old recipes, so nothing to new and exciting to share. However, I do have a couple new recipes I’m going to try in the next two weeks, so I’ll post them if they are winners 🙂
I hope you enjoy the birthday pictures 🙂 Thankfully I have two awesome friends that were my photographers throughout the whole party 🙂 Shout out to Stephanie and Max! 🙂

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Folding Party Napkins

I’ve been literally “wrapping” up the odds and ends for the party, and one thing was to wrap up the silverware!
I wanted it to look cute and to coordinate with the rest of my party decor, so I used red napkins and the same twine that I used with the banners. I couldn’t find any good tutorials online that I liked, so I just sort of played around until I came up with a wrap job that I was pleased with. I’m going to try and relay my instructions as best as I can, and hope that they make sense!

Start with a plain paper napkin, you could probably use this same technique with a cloth napkin as well.
Unfold it, and lay it flat so that the longer edges are on the sides and the shorter sides are on the top and bottom.

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Next, fold the left side into the right side, so that it’s forming a triangle shape, with a border at the top.

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Now, take that right hand bottom corner, and fold it to meet the left hand corner of the triangle. Rotate it just a hair, so that an upside down triangle is facing you, with the border edge on top.

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Now, insert your silverware, I put my fork over my spoon and it worked well. Insert the silverware in the pocket that the napkin creates, about 2-3 inches from the right hand edge of the napkin.

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Now, fold the top corner down to where it’s forming a point.

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Next, take your folded point and bring it across the silverware creating an angle. Now, you’ll start rolling the silverware from right to left.

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You should come out with a nice looking even point at the end of the silverware bottom. If it’s not even, just rotate your silverware, so that you achieve that point on the bottom. I think the bottom is really cute, and makes it look elegant 🙂

Now, flip the roll over and take the little tail end of the napkin that you have left and fold it back once.

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Flip the silverware roll back over gently, making sure you hold the back in place, and secure with twine or a ribbon. Make sure you get it wrapped around the tail part too, so none of it is sticking out.

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Isn’t this a super cute way of wrapping silverware? I plan to fill Mason jars with them and display them on the tables, with my “mouseketools” sign at the Mickey Mouse party 🙂

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