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Hi, I’m Kimberly Seeherman, event design expert and owner of Events by Fabulous. Today, we’re going to talk about making place cards for a 50th birthday party. Fifty and fabulous. I have come up with two cute ideas and I’m going to show you just how to do it. Choose which one works better for your dinner party.

The first step to making place cards is really just laying it out on the computer. You can use a program like Illustrator or Microsoft Word. The key is to figure out how big of a place card you want. Here I’ve created ones that are about the size of a business card, 2 x 3 inches. You can fit six easily on an 8 in. x 11 in. piece of paper. You want to lay it out in six equal sections then print it out. Now take it to your paper cutter, make sure all your lines are lined up and you get some really nice straight cuts. Then you can do one of two things. Either you leave it as is, as a business card, or you fold it in half.

Now we’ll talk about the folding in half one first. I like to use a ruler, kind of put it in the center and then fold it over to give me a really straight line. If you don’t want to fold it in half, then what you’re going to be doing is actually cutting a small slice on the left-hand side of the card. That’s going to allow you to attach it to a wine glass.

After we choose one of our two formats add a little glitter. Can’t be 50 and fabulous without some sparkle. All you’re going to do is put a small line of paper cement, you can do it either at the top of the card for the business card wine glass arrangement, or you can do it on the bottom of the card for the folded table card option. You just put a little bit of paper cement, sprinkle on your glitter, pat it down, make sure all that glitter is adhered to the glue, and then just blow off the excess sparkles. Here are two spectacular design concepts for you to use on your birthday dinner party table.