15-Minute Place Settings for a Party
Planning a party inevitably requires some degree of planning. What you're serving can be enough to make you feel overwhelmed. If setting the table only crosses your mind minutes before guests arrive, then you'll be thankful for these fun ideas that come together in a flash. Because, after all, the table will be the first thing your guests set their eyes on. For more ideas, find beautiful table settings for every season and occasion.
Who needs to break out the silver? Invite pops of color to the table in a surprising way. These stickers are removable so you can just add a splash of neon one cocktail party at a time. Get the how-tos.
Does assigned seating seem too fancy for your entertaining style? Personalized place settings won't seem formal (or fussy) if you keep them fun and festive. Get the how-tos.
A napkin that doubles as a menu? Coming right up. This idea is easy to pull together with just a few paper products. Get the how-tos.
A Plate With Edge
Picnic in the park? Lunch on the deck? Paper plates can feel special without all the fuss. Here’s a trick: Layer plates in different colors and create a fancy border. Get the how-tos.
Bellybands are helpful for holding the napkin and silverware together. They're even more useful if you pop some writing on them. Printing the menu on the paper adds an unexpected touch. Get the how-tos.
Fancy Flatware: Supplies
How To: Fancy Flatware
- Working from the bottom up, stick a dot on the handle of the flatware.
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How To: Napkin Tags
How To: Menu Pocket
How To: A Plate With Edge
Menu Ring: Supplies
What You Need:Menu
How To: Menu Ring
- After picking your menu, print it out on paper. (Printing multiple on one sheet would be helpful.)
- Cut each menu strip out and wrap around the napkin (like a bellyband). Secure with a glu dot or tape.