The ones that turn out to be perfect for the kids are the "cocktail" napkins. They're smaller and more manageable than the regular kind. There were two sizes of cloth cocktail napkins: one was the size of a folded paper cocktail napkin (5 inches square?) and I didn't get any of those (for one thing, they were WHITE). The other size FOLDS to the size of a folded paper cocktail napkin, so it's more like 10 inches square which is perfect. (The regular size of cloth napkin is 20 inches square, which is
My next shopping quest (and I do love having a shopping quest: even if I buy only cat litter and toilet paper, the shopping trip is still fun because I had something fun to look for) is napkin rings. I bought two sets of four at 75% off, but each set is matched. Paul chose one of the wooden ones for his napkin, and I chose one of the metal ones for my napkin, but now we're out of Different Rings. So I'm going to keep looking for more. There are always a lot of them on post-Christmas clearances, and I am patient. Well, no, I'm not patient (you should have seen me FREAKING OUT for information about my newly-born niece), but I'm patient about bargains.
I also love Devan's idea of making some, and I'm going to see if I can get some big chunky gaudy beads for mine. And I also-also love the idea Jac left in the comment section about looking on eBay for old personalized napkin rings. I went looking but found that the ones I wanted (silverplate engraved "Beatrice," for example) are the ones that are covered in bids and going for $40 each, whereas the ones I would pay NOT to own (geese with country-blue ribbons around their necks) are ending with no bids.