For my #booksandbirds Halloween party, since I was going with a literary-theme, I thought that books would be the perfect vessel for the menu, AND serve as place cards too!

Using a few books on hand, I created these with pretty minimal effort, using:

– Black grosgrain ribbon

– Scissors

– Hot glue/glue gun

– Existing books

– Printed “Name Plates” for each guest (you could also do this by hand if you needed to)

– Printed Menus

1.  Cut the grosgrain ribbon to fit around the cover of your book, overlapping about 1/2 – 1 inch.

2.  Using a glue gun, secure the grosgrain around the book cover.

3.  Use a dab of hot glue on the back of the “name plate” and affix it to the grosgrain ribbon, carefully hiding the “overlap”.




DSC_0948For the menu, of course I went with literary-themed courses.  I even made it look like a “Table of Contents”.


For this get-together, this is what was on the menu:

Julius Caesar {Salad}

Crepes of Wrath {Main}

Sense and Sensibility {Greens}

Edgar Allan Poe-tatoes {Side}

Adventures of Huck Finn {Dessert}

Tequila Mockingbird {Cocktail}