Whether you’re throwing an elaborate gathering or a small dinner party with close friends, details that may feel minute are the key to a party’s success. Linen napkins, real china and DIY place cards are examples of a few small touches that go a really long way.  Alyssa Rosenheck recently created these DIY succulent place cards that are too cute to handle. And at the end of the night, they doubled as favours for all of her guests!

From Alyssa… I threw my husband a surprise birthday dinner this past weekend and put together a chalkboard succulent seating chart for our guests to eliminate confusion upon arrival.It’s a fun and very easy project for those who are hosting in and out of the home. 

Materials16oz Maison Jars
Chalkboard Markers
Ribbon
Mini chalkboards (or cardboard cut to size and painted with chalkboard paint)
Tooth picks
Succulents
A bag of extra soil
Hot glue

instructionsstep-1In your best penmanship, using a chalkboard marker, write the name of every guest in attendance on a different mini chalk board

step-2Hot glue the toothpick to the back of the mini chalkboard.

step-3Fill each mason jar with dirt, tuck a single succlent into each one, tie a ribbon around the rim of the jar and then add the mini chalkboard sign!

Photography: Alyssa Rosenheck Photography | Styling: Alyssa Rosenheck | 16oz Maison Jars: Target | Chalk Marker: Target | Chalkboard Cake Topper: Potter And Butler | Chalkboard Toothpick Tags: Target | Extra Soil: Home Depot | Green Tie : J.Crew | Men's Glasses: Burberry | Ribbon: Michaels | Succulents : Home Depot