Whenever I am entertaining I like to add a personalized touch. I think guests always appreciate a little personalization whether it be in a place card, goody bag or menu card. I wanted to share one of my favorite ideas that I like to do when having a sit-down dinner: hand-written place cards. It isn’t much work at all and there are so many different ways to execute place cards. I recently did a piece for Good Taste magazine on entertaining for a summer soiree, which included a whimsical approach to place cards (to read the full article, just click here).
Lemon and lime citrus fruits served as the “place card holders.” And these were just leftover in my pantry! I like to use things that might be laying around the house before going out and buying something. You never know what sort of random objects could work in a beautiful tablescape. I wrote each guests’ name on a piece of square card stock and punched a hole in the corner. Using satin twine (you could use ribbon, string, anything) I tied the place card around each citrus fruit. It really creates a bright, summery feel and that extra personal touch for your guests. I hope you try this for your next party!