I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE napkin rings. I have ones for lots of different occasions. But, I am hostessing a sit down baby shower luncheon for close to twenty people. The theme is Safari. I found these woven napkin rings at Sur la Table for only .98 each. I bought them because the weave is open enough to slip a very thin ribbon through it.
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This is important to me because I want to be able to change ribbon colors for different themes. I also want to attach place cards on them with clipart.
I have spent two days collecting animals you would find on a safari. I wanted them to have character, but not be too babyish. I found just the right color green for a background, but had to search, and search, and search for just the right frame. I wanted a tiny bit of frill. So, I adjusted a really frilly clipart border I found at www.iclipart.com. I erased 3/4 of the frill and placed just one of the scrolls inside the border to make it easier to cut out.
If you like the three sets, just print them out on card stock for your own Safari Party.
I have tons more ideas and plans. I will post more later as it gets closer to the party. The wagon I bought for the Ballerina Monkey party is going to my next two parties as a "chuck wagon." I got just the right size loaf pans on Amazon.com to fill it up. We are making borito bowls for both of these parties, and now we have a really cute way to serve the fixings.