Generally speaking, during a one or two-hour cocktail hour, we assume that each guest will have two servings of Hors d’oeuvres and one cocktail, for a total of three beverage napkins per guest. Thus, for example, if you are having 200 guests, we suggest ordering 600 beverage napkins in total. If you are hosting an all-night cocktail event, we suggest ordering four beverage napkins per guest. Click here to order personalized beverage napkins.
This is not an exact science, so if you want to err on the safe side, we suggest buying some plain beverage napkins from a local party supply store as backup. Alternatively, you should check with the venue to see if they have their own beverage napkins, as many do. If so, the venue can put out their napkins if you run out of your personalized ones. On the other hand, if you don’t use all of your beverage napkins at the event, remember that napkins don’t go bad; you can use the extra napkins at the bar during the reception and the next day at brunch. Plus you can always use the napkins at home.