Make guests feel at home with customized printable place cards. Pop the cards into small frames embellished with ribbon to dress them up. Bonus: Guests can take the frames home and fill them with a photo of the day's festivities.
A handmade name card at this party is made from a small piece of white card stock on which the name Raquel has been written. Several red dots decorate one side of the card, which is being held by a small gold elephant statue.
A gift tag tied around a candy cane becomes a place card as well as a treat for kids who eat all of their dinner. Write each child's name on a shipping tag with red permanent marker and layer over a large gift tag. Tie the tag onto a candy cane with ribbon and place on each slate next to a piece of chalk.
Get crafty with place cards for your event. Emboss copper garden labels with the name of each guest, and then wrap them around the stem of inexpensive wine glasses so guests can take them home as a favor.
Bridal shower place cards can also make for unique party favors. Instead of folding paper card stock, opt for colorful journals or notebooks. Write each guest's name down on decorative paper, and attach it to the front of the journal with double-sided tape. Slightly open the book, and place it on its side in front of the place setting.