Who doesn’t love a menu at the table? Every dinner – party, event, or Tuesday night Birthday – can be taken to the next level with simple additions that take practically no time to put together.
The “First” course can be an appetizer or hors d’oeuvre, an amuse bouche (one tiny bite to get your mouth going) actually served as a first course or even a “help yourself” taste of something yummy (how fun would flavored pop corn be?) simply waiting on the table as your guests are seated.
The salad should compliment the main course and highlight something seasonal, if possible. We love the ideas for seasonal salads on the Saveur blog.
Your Entree space could also name what sides to expect or a special flavor or sauce that you’re highlighting.
Dessert – well, that is by far (after first course) my favorite. Keep it simple and unfussy – or comme le français, pick something up at your favorite local bakery and present it on a beautiful serving platter or cake plate.
This menu is particularly easy to use because you can just type your food selections on it using text boxes in a text editing or image editing program. It’s sized for a regular piece of printer paper. The gray line shouldn’t print – its outside the regular printing boundaries, but if it does, just trim it off! The menus for our Easter table were printed on watercolor paper trimmed to standard printer paper size.
The practically perfect gold glitter dots were created in under 5 minutes with one of my new favorite products. Amy, from Mod Podge Rocks, developed peel and stick stencils specifically for use with Mod Podge.
Print and trim your menus and – the most difficult part – choose what color glitter!
Align the stencil on the menu – the stencil adheres to the paper with it’s tacky back. Pounce mod podge onto the stencil and lift the stencil.
Cover the mod podge dots with glitter. Shake and brush off any stray sparkles! The stencil is washable if you get any glitter on it or the mod podge builds up.