Feb 14, 2013
Homemade Hosting: DIY Place Cards
Calligraphy rock place cards from Once WedA Simple Note If you're looking for something easier, pop a simple note into your napkin. You can use the same type of calligraphy pen or ink gel pen, and pick up a pretty pack of note cards. Tie a little string or ribbon, and you're all set. (Hint: Try to color coordinate the ink and ribbon with your table setting colors.)
A simple note from Style Me PrettyCocoa Pear Crisps Give your guests something to munch on as soon as they get seated. With just a few ingredients your guests will have an instant amuse bouche waiting at their seats when they arrive. Just something sweet to start off the meal. Pop over to Food52 for the complete recipe.
Cocoa Pear Crisps from Food52Picture Place Card Holder The picture place card holder can be used for so much more than a picture. If you're hosting many that haven't met before, place somes funny pictures of your guests, just to break the ice when they arrive. If they already know each other, why not put in trivia questions about each person? It's a fun little game to put everyone in a good mood before dinner!
Picture Place Card holder from Style by Emily HendersonMini Plant Place Card Holder Give your guests something to take home at the end of the night! It's so easy to "make", that you're not really making anything at all! Pick up mini plants from your local florist, write your guest's names on popsicle sticks, and stick them in the plants! If you have a little more time you can paint the sticks a metallic color before you write the names.
Mini Plant Place Card Holder from Style Me PrettyThese easy DIY ideas will make a bold statement to your guests, and show that you took time to think about them, and your event. Did any of these strike a cord with you? Do you have a place card idea you use at every party? I'd love to hear from you!