Fun facts about cocktail napkins?

Barbara Boschen

Here are some fun facts about cocktail napkins:

  1. The first cocktail napkins were made by a company called Hoffmaster in 1942. They were originally designed for use in soda fountains and diners.

  2. Cocktail napkins were originally called "coasterettes" because they were used as coasters to protect tables from condensation on drink glasses.

  3. Cocktail napkins are often used as a way to promote brands or businesses. They can be printed with logos or messages to help spread awareness.

  4. Some cocktail napkins feature interesting or humorous quotes or trivia questions to entertain guests.

  5. Cocktail napkins have been used in art as a medium for creating miniature paintings or drawings.

  6. In Japan, cocktail napkins are called "bar towels" and are often used to wipe down counters and clean up spills in bars and restaurants.

  7. The largest cocktail napkin ever made measured 8 feet by 8 feet and was created in 2017 by a company called Shindigz.

  8. In some cultures, it is considered rude to use a cocktail napkin to wipe your face or hands. They are meant to be used only for holding drinks or wiping up spills.

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