I love setting a pretty table for holidays – it acts as a large-scale decoration and you have endless options for how to arrange it.
When I was a child, my sisters and I loved to make little place cards (mostly so we could strategically seat ourselves next to the guests), and they’re still one of my favorite things to add to a table-scape. The right place cards can add a nice element of personalization, and really help tie the whole table together.
This year, I’m hosting a Halloween dinner party, and I’m making painted pumpkin place cards. They aren’t much more complicated than those little pieces of paper I’d cut out as a little girl, but they’re a whole lot more festive looking!
What you’ll need:
- Mini pumpkins (I used some orange and some tiger-striped pumpkins)
- Black paint
- Halloween shape stencils (optional)
- White and black card stock
- White and black markers
- Glue gun
Paint a few of your pumpkins black and let them dry – I did about three coats. I only painted some of them so I’d have a variety of colors.
Use stencils or freehand Halloween shapes on the card stock and then cut them out. Using the white marker on the black card stock and the black marker on the white card stock, write the names of your dinner guests.
Hot glue the toothpicks to the back of the shapes and then carefully poke the toothpicks into the top of the pumpkin (if your pumpkins have a hard shell, you can use a pushpin to make a little hole and then insert the toothpick into that).
Enjoy your spooky feast!