Those little papers tented on side tables and hovering atop plates help you organize your reception. But they also add plenty of personality to the party. Here's what you need to know about the sweetest stationery of all.

You call that a table number?

Yes! If you want to skip the classic metal holder, consider one of these ideas.

Sailboat "Pacific Sailer" 17-inch model sailboat, $17.99, Handcrafted Nautical Decor; number, $0.99, Hobby Lobby

Alarm clock "Double Bell" clock, $13.99, Hobby Lobby

Trophy Seventeen-inch trophy, $82, Alice Supply Co.; "Balmoral" vinyl number, $1.85, Wall Words

Luminary "Modern Circles" luminary, $3 each (plus $10 for setup), Mason Rabbit's Paperie

Bell jar "Fantasy" large glass bell jar, $87.50, Two's Company, Madison Ave. Gifts; wooden number (glitter added), $1.99, Darice, Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

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