Place cards at a party are great. Edible favors at a party are great. So why not combine the two into one genius entity?? I love killing two birds with one stone in all aspects in my life so no matter how big or how small your event is, add a little something special by directing your guests to their seats AND giving them a little treat. Year-round crowd-pleasers are chocolates, wine, champagne, cookies...the possibilities are endless depending on what the occassion is and what the details are.
Fall wedding? Use cellophane wrapped candy apples with place cards attached to guide your guests on where to go. Summer birthday party? Old fashioned glass bottles of lemonade will refresh your guests and point them in the right direction. Throwing an "It's a girl" baby shower? Drop a few sticks of pink rock candy into a cellophane bag and attach an escort card with a ribbon. Here's a chance to really use some creativity...and your place card table will quickly go from typical to the unexpected. You don't need to wait til you have a big party to throw to execute this perfect pairing of favor and place card; your next dinner party or holiday dinner could benefit from this and eliminate the usual unavoidable confusion as to who sits where...even if its as simple as a handful of jellybeans in a cellophane bag or a fresh piece of fruit; it is so simple to execute and the effort goes a long way!