Thursday, October 18, 2012

Edible Place Cards For Halloween



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It seems that I will go to a little Halloween party, after all :) I thought it would be nice to bring something for the table: place cards! Easy to do and a pretty addition to any tablescape. To kill two birds with one stone, I will make these place cards edible, so that when you are finished admiring them you can also eat them (for desert, if you are well-mannered, or before the main course, if you are still a child at heart).






We've all seen wonderful pear place cards celebrating Fall, but mine have got a little extra-special. I designed a little spider web, to make them spooky for the Halloween table. If you want a quick fix, you can take the pear and draw the spider web with a sharpie. If you want them to be completely edible for the enjoyment of your guests, you can use food colorant. If you are willing to go the extra mile and make them taste delicious, use .... black cherry jam, like I did!






Edible place cards for Halloween tutorial:
1. Choose your pears and your jam. I used my mom's black cherry jam - thanks, ma! Wash the fruit.
2. Using a small tip brush, trace the jam on the pear. Make a center point and some beams.
3. Trace convex lines to connect the beams and make the spider web. Be careful not to touch the jam!
4. Make the name tags using toothpicks and washi tape. Let everything dry overnight, or you will end up with a messy table and all your guests licking their fingers before you even get started with the food :)
Enjoy!

Hooray! The pear place cards have been featured at Serendipity And Spice, Petite Hermine, A Diamond In The Stuff, JAQS Studio, Katie's Nesting Spot, From My Front Porch To Yours, My Repurposed Life and A Glimpse Inside. Thank you, Melissa, Jen, Courtney, Q, Katie, Pamela, Gail and Allison, your feedback means the world to me!
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66 comments:

  1. What a great idea Meeha! And delicious too ^^ xx

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  2. Eşti extraordinar de inventivă!
    Cred că familia ta va fi încântată.
    Mulţumesc de idee.
    Petrecere frumosoasă!

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    1. Multumesc mult, Anastasia! De fapt, mergem la o petrecere pentru copii :))

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    2. În cazul acesta, vor fi extaziaţi!

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  3. such a fun fun fun idea ;)
    i thought it was a chocolate, at first

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    1. Ooops! I never thought of chocolate. I guess I really, really like black cherry jam - since I was a little girl :))

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  4. At first I thought it was chocolate too and I thought... chocolate and pear? I couldn't. But then, cherry jam! I love this combo!

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    1. Thank you, Laura, I would do anything to eat some black cherry jam!

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  6. What an excellent idea! I think I will use this for my children's halloween themed birthday party next week! Thank you so much for sharing :-)

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  7. I love your blog! I am your newest follower and was hoping that you would stop by my blog and return the favor! ;-)

    www.enjoyingtheepiphany.com

    Thanks,
    Sarah

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    1. Thanks for visiting again, Sarah. Check your GFC, I'm already a follower.

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  8. what a great idea! i love this! pinning now ;)

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    1. Oh, thanks a million for the pin, Christine!

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  9. Love your blog and the simple, elegant yet whimsical place cards. Fabulous! :)

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    1. Lynn, Thank you so much for returning the visit, I really appreciate it!

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  10. Oh my! You really do think of everything! Now, even your placecards are beautiful, colorful and edible! Love it!

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    1. Thanks, Danni - the place cards are also sticky :)

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  11. What great idea .I love this!
    saludos
    Angelica

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    1. I'm so happy that you like them, Angelica, thanks for visiting!

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  12. Ciao Meeha,

    You always have a nice ideas and you take gorgeus photos!!!
    Baci, and buon week end, Fancy Eva.

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  13. Another wonderful idea! Who would have thought to paint with jam! Love how your mind works :-). And your photos are gorgeous

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    1. Thank, Jutta - all the ladies thought I used chocolate on the pears :))

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  14. Wow, great idea! Lovely pears and table settings! :)

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, I'm so happy that you noticed the table setting, I don't do that all the time :)

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  15. Wow ! This is so creative. I love it! Please come share at my Farm Girl Blog Fest! http://fresh-eggs-daily.blogspot.com/2012/10/farm-girl-blog-fest-5.html

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  17. These are so pretty! And nutritious...

    LOVE it!

    hugs, Crystelle
    http://www.crystelleboutique.com

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  18. The pears are fabulous. Great tablescape. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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    1. Marty, thank you so much for making time to visit the link-ups, as usual!

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  19. Yum! What a fun idea:)

    I found you at the Time to Shine Blog Hop. I'm your newest follower:) Come say hi!

    http://elizakprints.blogspot.com/

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  20. That is SUCH a neat idea! Edible place cards! Genius!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  21. What a wonderful idea. I have to try this with my kids! They´ll love it.

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  22. How cute, I love this idea! The pears look great!

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    1. Thank you so much, Maria, I'm happy that you dig my spooky pears!

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  23. Great idea for the upcoming party we're going to, thanks!

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  24. You always have the most fabulous ideas! Not to mention your photos are always amazing. This is such a unique idea, I love it, pinned :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  25. Wow! I've seen bananas with messages scratched in the peel with a toothpick, but this is fantastic for a beautiful table! The webs look amazing!! But really, you could use pears for any holiday and put all kinds of things on them. Great idea : ) Saw you on a linky and came to say hello!

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    1. I haven't seen any scraped bananas, just some simple pears used as place cards. I guess I fell in love with the beautiful shape of the pears and you are right - this could go for any other occasion (provided you also get the pears, which are seasonal in my country).

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  26. Oh, I love everything about this! jelly to draw on food?!? I would have just done the same old chocolate piping but this is so much more interesting! Fab job!

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  27. This is quickly becoming my favourite new place to visit...xo

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    1. Oh,thank you sooo much,lovely hostess :)

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  28. Very inventive popping over from Family Ever After

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting, I'm so happy that you like my pear place cards!

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  29. What a cute idea and yummy too!
    Would love if you came and linked up with us. We’re giving away one free week of ad space for one lucky feature, and our blog gets thousands of hits per day! Hope to see you there!
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  30. This is an awesome idea! I love the idea of place settings, but never wanted to spend all the money on it. This is a great thing to do! Thanks for linking up to tip-toe thru tuesday. We hope to see you again this week!

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    1. Thank you so much for making time to visit, lovely hostess!

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  31. Thank you for sharing your project on A Crafty Soiree! I have featured yours on the newest one, up 11/01 at midnight EST. Please come by and see it.

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    1. Thanks a million, Katie - that is wonderful news :)

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  32. Too stinking cute! Love this idea. Thanx for sharing at THT.

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    1. Thank you for the lovely words, Pam, as usual!

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    1. Sherry, I'm so happy that you like the pea place cards - thank you for visiting!

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  34. Love that you used jam, and keeping them totally edible!

    gail

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    1. I'm happy you like the pears, Gail :) Thanks for visiting!

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