A sit-down Thanksgiving dinner is a great way to bring family and friends together holiday cheer. Many people organize seating for the event through the use of place cards on, or next to, each plate on the table. These place cards can be elegant, pre-printed, embossed fancies, or construction paper turkeys made by the kids. This Thanksgiving place card project teaches you how to make cornucopia place cards that your guests can eat after they find their seat.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Place Cards – Materials Needed
Each cornucopia place card will need the following materials, or ingredients, to complete. First, the base of the edbile place card consists of a whole graham cracker. You will also need horn-shaped snacks, such as Bugles. If you cannot find horn-shaped snack, you could opt fo carefully broken pieces of some other type of chips. Ideally, these should be in some sweet flavor, as opposed to barbecue or sour cream and onion.
You will also need miniture candy-coated candies, such as mini M&Ms or candy-coated chocolate chips. The final ingredient is hard-drying icing in a squeeze tube or icing bag. This can be purchased of homemade.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Place Cards – Creating the Cornucopia Design
Begin the Thanksgiving edible place card by laying out one graham cracker in front of you. Using the icing, glue on of the horn-shaped snacks to the upper left hand corner of the graham cracker. Then, attach several of the candy-coated candies or chips to the graham cracker and inside the horn. This is the classic cornucopia icon of plenty and abundance.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Place Cards – Writing the Names
The final step to creating the Thanksgiving edible place cards is to write the names on the graham cracker with the icing. Be as neat as possible, and try not to write names that are too long or complicated. “Bob” might do, whereas “Uncle Robert” would be an illegible glob of icing. Try to work within the realm of your skill and do not get too fancy.
If you are neat, and there is plenty of room left on the graham cracker, you might like to make a scalloped edging with the icing. You could also make a straight line, dots, or dashes to complete the edge of the Thanksgiving place card.
Thanksgiving Cornucopia Place Cards – Presentation Tips
While you can simply put the edible place card on the plate of each Thanksgiving dinner guest, it might get in the way of enjoying the turkey and stuffing. Wrapping each place card in clear celophane tied with an orange and yellow ribbon is a great way to dress up the table, and make it easier for the guests to take their place card home for dessert.