Fun Place Card Ideas

Place cards are more than just a way for guests to know where you'd like them to sit; they are a way to banish awkwardness and personally craft a dinner table arrangement to optimize conversation and laughter. Don't just think place cards are reserved for boring and small slips of paper; you can really get creative with them!

Keep it simple You can find lots of place cards on Etsy for purchase with designs ranging from adorable to quirky to sophisticated. A few we like:
Thanksgiving Place Card Set $7
Handmade Kimono Silk Placecards set of 20 $26
Autumn Leaf Place Cards $1.40
Hand Stamped Lace Floral Place Cards $15
Autumn Leaves Thanksgiving Place Cards $6.25

Make it 3D That new trend for 3D doesn't just stop with movies; lots of fun objects can be used as place holders (and many as very affordable DIY projects requiring little more than a marker or found objects):
Place Card Stones $1.25
Scrabble Letter Place Cards
Leaves, pumpkins, napkin holders and more!

Don't forget to think outside the placemat Sure on top of or in front of the plate are the most logical places to put someone's name, but what about other locations? Like a tag hanging from the corner of a chair? Or something in the seat? Stuffed strategically in the centerpiece? Check out some fun DIY place card ideas.

Will you be using place cards for any of your holiday dinners this season? What will you use? Let us know!

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Adrienne photographs beautiful homes in and around her home base of Austin, Texas. She's a contributor to UPPERCASE Magazine and spends all her free time exploring small town Texas. She watches a lot of Star Trek.