Napkins: Go For the Fold
Slip your silverware into something more comfortable: Lay a napkin flat (finished side down), fold the bottom horizontal edge up about 4 inches, then fold the napkin into thirds vertically, like a sideways letter. Flip the napkin over and tuck the silverware into the pouch.
Start dinner with a bang: Place silverware along a napkin edge, roll up and tie with ribbons on either side like a firecracker.
Look through your jewelry box -- or antique stores -- for old costume bracelets, and slide them around napkins.
Tie on some seasonal ingredients: String cinnamon sticks, fresh herbs or cranberries on kitchen twine or ribbon and wrap them around napkins.