Seating Cards


Seating cards need not be reserved for formal occasions.

Let your family and guests feel special knowing that there’s a space at the table reserved just for them.

These elegant place card holders are economical and easy to create.

Use them at your own meal or give them as a gift to your hostess/mother/mother-in-law.

Add a special sweet touch and present the frames along with preprinted cards of all the names of their children, grandchildren and guests that they will be hosting.

They will surely love the pretty frames and the fact  that the name cards are so easily interchangeable and can be used to for different guests at each meal.

So treat them or yourself and enjoy a relaxed meal knowing that Great Aunt Bertha was seated in a place that will keep her and the rest of your company happy.

You will need:

  • Inexpensive mini frames – I found acrylic frames at a discount store for 50 cents a piece. These mini frames are another great option for this project.
  • Preprinted place cards (I love using Leah from omg designs for all my personalized printing projects.)
  • Rhinestone stickers
  • Pretty box for storage.

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Bedazzled Seating Cards

Continuing once again with myriads of uses of diamond wrap, I present another simple idea that can add so much to an otherwise basic seating card . With  two simple steps you can transform your ordinary seating card display to the extraordinary. (Remember, these are merely suggestions, the sky is the limit with diamond wrap… let your imagination and creativity guide you to endless possibilities.



  1. Print guests names onto the seating cards.
  2. Measure and cut diamond wrap.(I used two rows of stones.)
  3.  Glue trim onto seating card using a glue gun.


Hanukkah Party Setup

Photography by Dan Engongoro

Symmetry and bold color combine to give your Hanukkah spread balance, and absolute wow factor, and memories of miracles which transpired in those days, in this season .

From the understatement of unassuming children’s Menorahs,to the Peacock Feathers of a proud bird who struts his stuff, from edible place cards, to ribbons to appeal to Jews of all stripes, this is a table of welcome for family and friends.

It beacons, it charms, it enchants, and it promises to serve Hanukka delights in a way to ensure a delightful Hanukkah.

Arrange any combination of these open and airy Square Shelves to suit your requirements  and creativity.(They’re available in black ,white and wood tones).  Alternately, these shelves can be lined up against a wall as a striking backdrop for a buffet table.

Use the power of the flower to incorporate whatever hues you’d like to introduce to your décor .Little splashes of color,in improvised bloom holders wake things up, and shake things up. The focus will still remain on all things Hanukkah.

Combining color and a design element-such as these stripes of ribbon-give decorations a powerful punch .Cover your table with a solid color tablecloth and unroll ribbons…(crepe paper streamers  is an inexpensive alternative)

For  candleholders -use double-sided tape to attach streamers around glass.

Coin Napkin rings

Napkin rings that will literally cost you pennies to make……


  • Copper spray paint
  • Empty paper towel roll
  •  Shiny Pennies
  • Hot glue gun


  1. Spray paper towel roll with spray paint – allow to dry
  2. Cut into 1/2’’  rings
  3. Glue pennies on

(If you don’t want to use spray paint you can glue a ribbon around the ring instead.)

* Makes a cute gift too!

Cookie seating cards

  1. Use  your favorite sugar cookie recipe.
  2. For each seating card you will need to cut out 1-3” dreidel and  1-1×1 -1/2” rectangle of dough.
  3. After cookies are baked and decorated,use a toothpick to chisel a groove on the back of the dreidel in a 1”(horizontal  line in the center of the cookie.Lean the dreidel cookie on the short side of the recangle  cookie.I found that  with this method my cookies stood beautifully and did not require chocolate to stick them together .Voila! a dreidel that never falls!


This article by EstherO. originally appeared in Mishpacha Magazine.

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