Use Paper Doilies as Unique and Low Budget Party Decorations

Royal Lace Paper DoiliesPaper doilies have been used for centuries to accent party decorations and culinary dishes.  You can creatively use paper and foil doilies to add a festive feeling to holiday celebrations, formal events, craft projects and much more.  Doilies are a great choice to give an old-fashioned, cozy, and welcoming ambiance to your festivities.  Nowadays, you’ll be able to find themed doilies for nearly every holiday.  Royal Lace ® has been printing doilies for over a century—check out for the best selection of doilies online!

Doilies have existed for centuries, but they are thought to have grown in popularity during the early Victorian era in Great Britain.  Traditional doilies were crocheted or knitting using cotton, linen, and other fabrics.  While the main purpose of doilies was decoration, it is believed that they also served a functional purpose to protect wood furniture.  Royal Lace ® has been manufacturing paper doilies since 1911.  All of the doilies are processed using handmade dies that simulate authentic French and Belgian doily patterns from the 15th century. offers doilies in retail packs for French Lace, Normandy Lace, Medallion Lace, and Heart Lace designs.  You can also find Basket Lace, Christmas Lace, Floral Lace, Gothic Lace, and Rose Linen Embossed doilies in bulk cases.

Paper doilies are a great material for crafting projects because they give off a warm and traditional feeling.  You can use paper doilies whole to serve as a unique backing to photos on a scrapbook page or cut them up to create elegant borders for a poster board sign or bulletin board.  Party decorations don’t have to burst your budget.  Foil doilies make a great standalone addition as casual or formal decorations—tack them on an information board to add a nice touch to seasonal announcements.  If you’re having a dinner party, using some foil doilies with your table decorations will give your party a fancy look at low cost.  Using paper doilies at any party is beyond easy—any way you decide to use them, you’ll have a classy setup in seconds!

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Graduation Recipe & Celebrate with Doilies

When celebrating the Graduation, you’ll want plenty of great party foods for the guests to nibble so bring out your favorite recipes to serve them while they are waiting for the guest of honor to come out in his/her robe.

Delicious foods can fill any party theme. You’ll most definitely want a cake for the graduation party. Ice cream cake is even better; just don’t pay to have those old photos of the grad printed on the icing. If they are old enough to drink, they won’t appreciate this. Bring a nice bottle of good wine or champagne for the Graduate and help everyone get into the celebratory spirit. Since your graduate has finally made it and is about to embark on a whole new world of maturity and responsibility, classic elegant food will work quite well to welcome your graduate into this new world. Try a warm pasta salad, Roast Beef with cracked pepper crust and toasted pecans for the guests to snack on. 

Warm Pasta Salad

Warm Pasta Salad
For this special Graduation party food you’ll need the following ingredients: 1/2 cup olive oil, 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, 2 lbs plum tomatoes, 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese, 3/4 t salt, 2 cloves minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon red pepper, and 1 package tortellini

This Graduation recipe is so very easy, you’ll be surprised at how tasty it is, because it’s so quick. Cook the tortellini according to package instructions. Once tortellini is cooked, drain it. In a large bowl mix together all the ingredients except for cheese, tomato and pasta. When the pasta is thoroughly drained pour it into the bowl of ingredients. Stir in tomatoes and cheese. Toss the pasta salad so that the pasta is coated on all sides with ingredients. If you wish you can also add some grilled chicken pieces to this dish to make it into a main course for the graduation party. The guests will absolutely love this school party dish. It’s simple, filling and easy to put together.


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Paper doilies – Use to add that extra elegance touch to any table.


Paper Doilies