Who says that place cards have to be cards? For this year's Easter meals, we're using dyed Easter eggs to mark a place for each guest. For a more eclectic vibe, use eggs dyed in different colors. For cohesion, try to stick to a palette, such a pastels or cool tones. Either way, a solid-color tablecloth ensures that there will be no clashing. Whether they are for Easter brunch or Easter dinner, these personalized placeholders will be noticed and appreciated by each guest. Plus, they make a lovely party favor!
Pick a favorite font and use it to type out the name of each guest you're expecting. Curvy fonts are generally more forgiving with cuts than sharper, angular fonts. Make sure to size each name for the size of your dyed eggs. Save the biggest eggs for those family and friends with the longest names, or print their names in a slightly smaller font size.
Print the document as a mirror image onto the sheet of rub-on paper. Tip: Wait until you get all RSVPs back before hitting print—you don't want to miss anyone!
Once the names are printed out, carefully cut around each name. (Before you print onto the rub-on paper, you may want to do a practice run on regular printer paper first.) Follow the paper manufacturer's instructions to apply each name onto an egg. Rub-on paper can be purchased at many crafts stores, or online.
For beautiful and practical presentation, place each egg in a small wooden bowl. This prevents them from rolling all over the table. To add an extra dash of springtime pretty, take small blooms and garnish each bowl, forming a little nest for each egg. Make sure the flowers you use do not clash with your Easter centerpiece or overwhelm the egg itself. Small blooms in coordinating colors work best.