This year my immediate family came to our house for our family Christmas celebration. I was so excited to get to have everyone here; my husband was super excited about getting to show off his awesome mad grilling skillz (yep, with a z, they’re that good). We were able to squeeze 8 more people into our little duplex for the festivities and enjoyed a delicious meal.
With this many people sitting at the table, plus attached card table, I knew there might be a bit of a delay in seating with everyone figuring out where to sit. So, I thought I would make place cards for everyone, then thought yikes I don’t want to figure out where each person would sit. My family is a pool of A type personalities and telling them where to sit would just add another hour before people would eat. LOL And this is where my AHA! moment happened…
I would number all the seats with the place cards and then at the end of the buffet people would draw a star with a number on it to know where at the table to sit. PERFECT!
I think everyone had fun drawing where to sit for dinner, and my daughter and I had fun making up the place cards. We made little Christmas trees with stickers on them using green construction paper stapled in the shape of a cone. Then cut out two stars with the red star being a little bigger than the yellow. These were glued together with a toothpick in between to put it on the top of the tree. This could be easily be used for New Years Eve parties by using a different color for the cone and writing something like “Happy New Years” on it with a couple extra stars on the top. It could also be used for a birthday sit down dinner by making these cones and putting polka dots on them and using circles at the top.
Making this craft was a fun way to spend some time with my daughter and a fun little party game to add to our Christmas dinner.