When I was a little girl I always thought the word “Hospitality” meant something about going to the hospital. It sounded scary. My thoughts were re-enforced by the fact that every time my parents entertained, my mom got very uptight and sick with worry. Now that I am older, I laugh at that childhood notion, but wonder why a lot of people hesitate to entertain and suspect that I wasn’t the only one who had those scary thoughts.
Now, many years later, having many successful parties under my belt, I have taken the word “hospitality” out of my vocabulary I have come up with a new, better sounding term for festive and stress -free entertaining. I call it – Festpitality. It is a way of entertaining that doesn’t require anti-anxiety pills or hours of preparation – Just fun, simple, imaginative, yet elegant ways for having a good time with family and friends.
The first of course is to keep it simple.These place card holders certainly fit the bill.They are literally a snap to make.
How to Make Vintage Earring Place cards
Gather:Vintage Clip-On Earrings Place Cards
- Open the earring back and place the card in. Snap shut. Set on table. Repeat for each place setting.
I like to use a different earring for each place setting.It adds more color and character to the table.The best part is after the party – they can be put right back into your jewelry box – no worse for the table wear.
I made the place cards simply by writing the names of my guests on card stock. I used a magic marker around the edge to create the colorful border.