5 Garden-Inspired Entertaining Touches

Sage in a yellow pepper with a place card flag

Natural Allure

As the season’s produce bursts forth in a vibrant-colored harvest, welcome guests to your table with a garden-fresh take on place cards. Remove the tops of bell peppers with a sharp knife and discard the seeds. Leaving soil intact, transfer seasonal herbs such as sage from pre-planted cups to the hollowed peppers, pressing the soil lightly to mold it in place. Attach personalized paper flags to 4-inch dowels or sticks with double-sided tape or glue. These charming take-home favors serve as a cheery reminder of your hospitality.