When I was doing fulltime daycare, I had six kids every day, and I fed them breakfast, lunch and a snack. To say I went through a lot of paper napkins is an understatement. I used to buy the bags of 500 at a time, and bought the cheapest ones I could find.
For the past three years I have only done before and after school care, so I don’t use nearly as many napkins. We also have made it a point to have friends over for dinner once a week. Because I wanted my table to look nicer, I decided to buy a fancier table napkin. In looking over my choices at the supermarket, Vanity Fair had the cheapest price among elegant paper napkins, looking very similar to the Kleenex brand, except Vanity Fair was selling 100 count packages for the same price as the Kleenex 50 count packages!
Once we started using the more elegant napkins, we have never gone back to the cheaper ones. They measure 13 x 12.75 inches, and are 2-ply. Vanity Fair also makes a 3 ply paper napkin that is a little bit larger.
I have seen these available in the white color only. They are adorned with fanciful scallop (fan) style seashell designs (what Vanity Fair calls their Montery Shell design), and have other embossed designs around the edges.
According to the package, these are North Americas #1 choice for ultra-premium napkins. They are folded twice to form a square, and are quite thick, absorbent, soft and strong.
Considering the nice touch these napkins add to my table, the price is very reasonable. These normally cost $1.89 for 50, but when they were on sale for 99 cents this summer I really stocked up. That’s only 2 cents each!
My daycare kids use these for breakfast, and often they will spill some milk or juice, and these napkins will do a quick job of cleaning up because of their thickness. They work as well if not better than a Viva paper towel. Sometimes I will even serve snacks on these, and foods that would leak through the cheaper napkins don’t with these. You can just feel the difference in quality with one touch! And the larger size makes them more versatile.
One evening when we were having a more formal dinner party, I took these Vanity Fair napkins and folded them into the Rosebud design, and they held up beautifully. Cheaper napkins aren’t thick or strong enough to manipulate in this way.
Vanity Fair is a division of Georgia-Pacific, and these carry the Good Housekeeping Seal of approval.
In conclusion, Vanity Fair All Occasion paper napkins provide that simple, elegant touch, and they’ll make the table look nice for company, or pamper us even when it’s just the two of us.