Now that the weather has gotten warmer, we are eating meals outdoors. While dining alfresco can be wonderful, it has it’s own challenges as well. If the wind blows or the pollen is falling, napkins can be sent all over the place. Who has time to wrap up utensils in napkins for entertaining? Well, I don’t always want to do this so we decided to up-cycle one of our Chick-fil-A salad containers and convert it to a napkin holder. It is simple yet a practical way to keep your napkins on the table instead of flying across your deck or lawn. This post was made possible as part of my affiliation with Chick-fil-A Moms panel. I can’t wait to hear about your outdoor entertaining hacks to make outdoor entertaining pest free.
We recently ate at Chick-fil-A and tried their new Southwest Salad. The dressing is a little spicy for me, so you may want to ask for an extra packet of ranch dressing to cut the spice. It was filled with all yummy ingredients but so filling I brought some home. As I was looking at the container, I starting thinking how could I reuse this. Outdoor entertaining hacks came to mind…
I started setting the deck for dinner and when I went back inside to grab a few more things, the napkins were flying everywhere.
I immediately grabbed my Chick-fil-a container that was drying in my dish rack, and hoped my napkins would fit inside.
I was so thrilled that my everyday napkins, and all my cocktail napkins would easily fit in this container.
The lid will keep the napkins from flying all over the place and keep other outdoor elements like pollen or bird poop from dirtying up your napkins before you are ready to entertain outdoors.
We added a fun label just incase people had no idea what was in there… I mean some people might just avoid opening it.
Outdoor Entertaining Hacks
- Use plastic cups to serve your utensils at the buffet line
- Plastic plates hold up better than paper
- Use a napkin holder to avoid flying napkins
- Set out citronella candles to keep away bugs
- Put cupcake liners over drinks and then put a straw thru it.
- Throw a Firefly Bug Party