Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Napkin Fold Easter Baskets

This idea was originally posted a couple of years ago, so I thought it was time to be revisited in case some of you didn’t see this darling napkin fold.  The Lotus Napkin fold is fairly common, but I'm not sure I've seen it used in the way that I like to use it on Easter morning, namely as an Easter basket to house a chocolate bunny, chocolate eggs, and jelly beans for each one of my guests.  They fold up quickly and there is an excellent tutorial on how to achieve this look here (scroll down to #5 Lotus Napkin Fold).  Once you've turned all of your napkins into potential Easter baskets you only need to put them in place and fill with Easter grass and goodies.  It makes for a stunning table and your guests will be enormously pleased (and very impressed) with your efforts.  One little tip, however, is to provide an additional napkin so these can just be lifted off of the plate and set to the side to be admired, undisturbed, during the meal.  At the conclusion of your brunch, lunch, or dinner, provide each guest with a colorful cellophane bag and twisty so they can package up their treats to take home.  I guarantee this is one meal they will never forget.

Placemat - World Market/Cost Plus
Blue Plate - Fiestaware
Green Ruffled Plate - Lotus Metlox
Flatware - Fiestaware
Glass - La Rochere
Candy - Lindt, Dove, Hershey

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Tracy's Living Cookbook said...

What a fun way to present a gift to guests on Easter! I LOVE origami, so this napkin fold especially calls to me! Might just have to try this one!

Alycia Nichols said...

No KIDDING they would never forget it!!! This is so cute, Pattie! This is a wonderful alternative to a full-blown basket if you don't have to go there! Another great things about it is that adults would love it just as much as children!!!

I hope you have a peaceful and joyous Easter weekend. Take good care!