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A couple of years ago, I did an event at my church in honor of our First Lady. I made cards to put beside each dish that I thought might need to be identified. It’s a nice touch and really elevates a simple buffet to a more elegant affair. The cards turned out quite nice (see below)and the table looked great! I used my best serving ware, candles and color coordinated table cloths, napkins, plates and cups! Doing little things can bring big rewards and I think it’s always worth it to go the extra mile. People actually remember how beautiful everything looked as much as they remember how good everything tasted! It did take a bit of time to print out cards for the food items. You have to shop for the card stock, find the right template, have a printer, ink and have everything aligned correctly. I think the chalk board easels will be the best bet for saving time and money. All you need is some chalk and you’re good to go!
These little chalk boards (place cards) are perfect for your holiday buffet. I’m using them to write the name of the dish and place it in front or beside it. These are especially helpful when you’re having a large affair with lots of food and people (Thanksgiving??? :)) On a buffet table, dessert table or any event where it’s helpful!
The best thing about these cute little blackboards on easels is they are on sale and priced right just in time for the holidays!!! I ordered 40 of them and I’m only paying $20.40 – can you say BARGAIN!!!! Some web sites are selling these cuties for $3.99 for one!!! I have found them for different prices depending on how many you buy, but my affiliate link will take you to the place that I found them for the best price. If you buy less than 40 they are .77 cents each but if you buy 40 the price drops to .51 cents each – SCORE!!! I think they are adorable and I’ll use them for Thanksgiving in a couple of weeks as well as a Christmas potluck at church!
One quick tip for serving pieces to make your table or buffet more beautiful, scout out your local used/second hand goods store. I have found some beautiful serving dishes and bought them for pennies on the dollar of what they are worth! I love thrift shops!
By the way, I ordered them a couple of days ago and they’ll be here tomorrow via Fedex. It’s more than I would usually pay but with the holidays a couple of weeks away, it’s worth it – this time! I always keep my eye on shipping costs because if you don’t, it’s a good way to get ripped off! You might pay a cheaper price but if you’re paying an arm and a leg for shipping, it affects the price you pay overall!