Sunday, November 6, 2011

Creative Place Cards


 My daughter loves to create place cards for everyone when we have guests over for dinner. For Thanksgiving last year we cut paper squares and then she drew turkeys on them and she had so much fun painting them and writing everyone's names. The one thing she did, which I wasn't aware of at the time, was she threw those little foil turkeys all over the table - you know the kind, multi-colored little shiny things that you find years later somehow still on your carpet! My table was shiny for sure.
There are so many creative ways to make place cards just to add a little extra surprise on your table.

Home Made Simple
These corks make a great place card holder and would work for any type of dinner party- I love this easy idea.

Martha Stewart
This is a similar idea with a little more work involved,  more appropriate for the holidays, maybe for Thanksgiving instead of greens glue on acorns.

Home Made Simple
This is a really cute idea and could double as a little gift for your guests to take home.

Martha Stewart
I love these small trees- they look great on a table to add festive greens around without too much fuss.

Home Made Simple
How fun is this- if your guests are sitting around waiting for dinner it doubles as an appetizer or to enjoy with their coffee after dinner or take home for a snack if they have a long drive with kids.

Home Made Simple
This would make a great favor as well for your guests. Use chalk paint on small terracotta pots,  then they can take the pots home and reuse it and write whatever they want.

Home Made Simple
This is a great way to get the kids involved. Send them outside to collect colorful fall leaves and have them write names on the leaves with gold or silver markers.  It would also be cute to write in the gold or silver on little mini pumpkins to place on each plate.
Whatever you do, make it fun and try to get the kids involved. Your guests will love that you took that little extra step to make them feel special.

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