Star Burst Place Cards + Seating Charts 101 – Satsuma Designs

Star Burst Place Cards + Seating Charts 101

Star Burst Place Cards + Seating Charts 101

Springtime is here! Bulbs and blossoms are blooming, birds are singing and while it's still raining in Seattle, the air is full of new life.

To celebrate, I've made some festive star burst place cards to ring in the new season. I've used bright citrus colors with complementary aqua and blue to set off lemon yellow and nectarine orange.

For a special touch, I painted on some glitter glue for a little sparkle!

I designed these place cards for a recent Magical Manners class to share with my students how fun it is to set a table for a party. 

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

Guests feel extra special when hosts take the time to shine some attention on each person. A place card and a seating chart is a charming way to make your guests feel welcome.

Seating Chart Etiquette

Seat assignments don't need to feel overwhelming. Taking this extra step in creating a memorable event will make even new comers feel right at home.

With a little planning, each guest will have one or two seat mates with a few things in common. It's nice to thinking of party goers making lasting connections thanks to a generous hostess!

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

Seating Arrangement Tips

  • The host(ess) should sit near the sideboard or kitchen entry for seamless food and drink refills.
  • Seat gregarious guests in the middle of the table and at either end.
  • Place guests with common interests near one another.
  • Separate partners and best pals in order to make singles and those in attendance on their own feel part of the 'crowd.'
  • Hostess and hosts should split themselves up.
  • Play matchmaker when it's appropriate seating single, like-minded folk next to one another.
  • Consider a progressive meal for big dinner parties in which guests are assigned a 1 or 2 upon arriving (mark on their place card) and either 1 or 2s are invited to move one seat along the table at following each course: appetizer, salad, entree, dessert. 

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

Star Burst Place Cards

It's easy to make your own star burst place cards with my template below that features 6 cards per sheet.

To make yours, click on the PDF link below, download to your computer and print the page onto a sheet of white 8.5"x11" card stock.

Use a paper cutter or a steady hand and scissors to cut down the middle of the page lengthwise and then snip three place cards per strip.

Star Burst Place Cards PDF

Hand Lettering Love

Try your hand at hand lettered calligraphy to delight your guests.

The trick to hand lettering is practice, which is fun to do with the kids while their doing homework.

Pick up a set of inexpensive brush pens or start with a Sharpie from your desk drawer. Next, print out a set of hand lettering practice sheets and feel yourself back in grade school! 

Pro artist Dawn Nicole has an endless supply of great resources at her website and a links to lots of great practice sheets here.

When you're ready to write names on your place cards, have a complete list of guests on hand and enjoy this new art form. Hopefully, you will find it relaxing and enjoyable as you picture your guests' delight with this welcome touch.

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

Care to Mingle?

Let’s connect over social media. Follow the fun on Pinterest and Instagram. Tag #satsumasmiles to share your creativity and I'll share back. 

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

 

Star burst place cards printable for party hosting and how to create a seating chart to delight all guests #entertaining #hosting #birthdayideas #partyplanning #seatingchart #weddingplanning #satsumadesigns

HELLO THERE!

Today is a gift. Let's put a bow on it!
Find creative and sustainable ways to make family life a delight! Sharing modern etiquette that kids will enjoy.
💕 jennifer

sign up for Satsuma's email newsletter

CATEGORIES

Comments