Would you like to know a little secret about me? I love napkin folding. I love it so much I met my husband while napkin folding. It’s a cute story…
We were both working on the Disney Dream cruise ship on it’s maiden voyage. I was a performer contracted for 10 months and he was on board for about 2 months implementing new activities and shows. Long story short, I was eating with my friends in a dining room when he walked up to the maitre d’. Since he was by himself and looked lonely, we invited him over to our table. He sat at one end, I at the other, with about 6 of my friends in-between on both sides of the table. Conversations started and I tried to chime in. I tried to be a part of the talks but I was just too far away. Everyone really enjoyed his company as he is pretty charming 😉 and I felt the need not to compete and just sit back in my own little corner. I still listened on and while waiting for our food (because dinners on cruise ships take like 3 hours) I took my napkin and started making different folds. After a short while he said “hey what are you doing?” and I looked up kind of embarrassed. But my friends who are true performers, always ready to participate in anything all grabbed their napkins and pretty soon I was teaching the whole table how to do a couple folds! After that, he became my husband. Okay, okay, who am I kidding? Shortly after two years of long distance including a year in Hawaii, 1 dance contract and 2 more cruise contracts we finally tied the knot.
I also taught napkin folding as the Culinary Arts Center Host on Holland America Line and Husband would always remind me to be charming but not too charming as we say. 🙂
I thought a sailboat napkin would be appropriate for this weekend and nautical style is always in style for any other day of the year too! I hope it inspires you to make a batch of these for your next party. It’s a touch that doesn’t cost a thing! You can even make these with paper towels and your guests will get a kick out of them!