Disposable napkins are generally available in 3 different sizes: beverage, luncheon, and dinner. There is a fourth size called a guest towel, but it has a different purpose. Dinner napkins may vary in size from different manufacturers, but will generally measure approximatley 17"x17" when unfolded. Dinner napkins come in both a quarterfold and eightfold size. This means that when the napkin is open it will appear to have 4 sections,or panels, and when folded it will appear square. The eight-fold size will appear to have 8 panels when open and will appear to be rectangular when folded.
Dinner napkins are very popular with buffet lines and sit down dinners, or more formal affairs where there are several entrees served. Dinner napkins can be made of 1, 2 or 3 ply tissue paper. The quality increases with the number of plies. The highest quality dinner napkins are made of a soft yet thick tissue which is marketed under the name Better than Linen. We recommend 2 napkins per guest when buying your party supplies.