Whether you are having a seated served dinner or buffet stations, menu cards are a great tool for informing your guests what they are to expect and any other instructions you would like to give them (i.e. explaining how the stations will work.) It is also a great way to unleash your D.I.Y. Energy!
Here are some fun options for you to consider:
There are so many wonderful patterns and stocks that it is easy to get carried away with paper! Keep it simple and add embellishments. You can use the same paper for your table numbers as well to tie everything together.
Stamping your monogram or a simple design is an easy and chic way to liven up your menu card. You can use the same stamped design on your favors! Perhaps, use a small stamp to denote vegetarian entrees or gluten free menu options.
We always recommend printing your menu cards. This will help keep the text clear and it saves you time as well. Remember to chose a clear, easily read font.
Glue ribbon to the bottom of the card or use it to tie two pieces of paper together. It is also great as a border on the side. The ribbon can be the same as the ribbon on your bouquet or centerpieces.
Martha Stewart Crafts has an array of punches available at your local craft store. These simple embellishments take a menu card from flat to fabulous in a click! The best way to make them pop is to have a patterned or colored paper as a background with a soft white on top. Punch the white piece so that the background shows through. This is a great way to tie in your accent colors!
Decorative tape -
I have mentioned it before, but I love Washi tape! It is a great way to decorate anything and everything. Use it on your votives, centerpiece, and menu card. You could even shape the tape into numbers for you table numbers. This Japanese masking tape is available at www.cutetape.com or www.happytape.com