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DIY Place Cards for a Back-to-School Moms Brunch

Organize a back to school brunch for all the local moms and decorate with these DIY place cards to sweeten up the day!

If you’re not already planning to do it, you might want to think about hosting a back-to-school brunch for the mothers in your child’s class. Not only is it a great way to get to know the women who will likely become a big part of your life over the next few months, but it’s also a nice reason to relax and enjoy one final morning before settling into the busy school year again.

With any group of women who don’t know each other, though, it could take some time to get the conversation flowing, which is why I recommend preparing a few icebreaker games. (Steal my top two picks by reading our Table Games for a Back-to-School Moms’ Brunch post.) But rather than just handing out game cards for the icebreaker games, you can actually incorporate the game cards into your table setting! This quick DIY project will teach you how to create a simple but chic DIY game envelope that also works as a place card.


1 white crating envelope for each guest

1 spool of decorative crafting tape

A number of crafting paper sheets


Pen or marker

Game cards


Step 1: At a craft store, Dye Cut the crafting paper using the apple shape from the cutting department. (I opted for an apple, but there are several other options like books, buses, and schoolhouses to choose from). Once home, place glue on the back of the paper, and then place the shape in the center of your crafting envelope and glue side down to secure it to the envelope.

Step 2: Then, decorate the envelope using the decorative tape. I opted for a red and white pattern to match my pencil paper, choosing vertical lines to match the edging of my envelope.

Step 3: Once the decorations are in place and dry, write the name of each guest on each envelope, stuffing them with a pencil and the game cards before placing them on the table as place cards.

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