Hi all! This is Michaela from Michaela Noelle Designs and I’m thrilled to be here at The Inspired Room today, sharing my first entertaining post with you. My goal through these posts is to give you simple and sweet ideas to use in your home for your next party, shower, family dinner, or holiday get togethers. I believe that design and entertaining is all in the details, so today I’m giving you an easy Do It Yourself project to create stylish place cards for your next gathering. And there’s a bonus! They can also double as party favors.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Mini terra cotta pots, small potted plants, paint, paint brush, place cards, pen, tape or glue.
Step 1: Begin by painting your terra cotta pots in a cute pattern, or just paint the rim. Although it appears more white in the images, I went with a soft blush pink paint color to keep it simple.
Step 2: Pick up some name place cards to write your guest’s name on. These pretties are from Rifle Paper Co. Tape or glue them onto a wooden stick or thick toothpick.
Step 3: Pot your mini plants and stick the name cards in the dirt.
Step 4: Set your table with a few key pieces: flowers, cute plates, fun drinking goblets, napkins, colorful throw pillows, and the food. This set up was for an afternoon girlfriend get together with fresh berries, homemade bread and jam. Yum!
If this is the type of party where you want to give out favors or thank you goodies, then let your guests know they can take the plant with them when they leave. I, for one, would be giddy to take home a mini plant like this!
If you’d like to recreate this look, here are some sources:
Plates: West Elm
Silverware: West Elm
Napkins: World Market
Goblets: Garage sale find!
Terra cotta pots: Michaels
Mini kalanchoe plants: local nursery or Home Depot
Green bowl for fruit: Anthropologie
Pink ikat pillows: Lulu & Georgia
Hopefully this will inspire some summer entertaining!