I absolutely love having place cards for a party! It takes away any awkwardness that guests feel about where to sit—the decision has already been made by a thoughtful hostess, who has taken the time to place them with others with whom they will have a wonderful time.
I often find that the most interesting place cards are made from gift tags, tied to something like a piece of chocolate or a cake pop. It not only serves as a place card, but as a fun takeaway for your guests.
This place card is from a recent birthday dinner at my house. How cute!
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