Summer time means party time. Celebrations with friends and family, fun dinners and informal gatherings under blue skies. Some simple and fresh food, chilled wine, music and laughter. While some parties really don’t require place cards, other times it can be nice to show that we have put thought and effort into an event. Inspired by a recent celebration in the very artistic South of France, I have come up with some “arty” place cards which are perfect for this time of the year.
The whole table setting was very simple, but the addition of some flowers and the canvas place cards made it pretty enough for a relaxed celebration.
I hope you like this idea and might want to add some of these to your table. Consider getting the little ones involved by letting them paint their own canvases – it might be a bit of a messy affair but surely that’s part of the fun!
Here’s a little tutorial for creating the ones you see here at my own informal party.
here's what you'll need...
- One canvas with easel 9x7cm for each name. These are available from The Works for £0.99 each
- One canvas with easel 12x16cm for a message or table name. Also available from The Works for £1.99 each
- Acrylic paints
- Paint brushes
- A paint-palette
- A pencil
- A Permanent Marker
- Old Newspaper