We love weddings, bar & bat mitzvahs, and event planning because every single detail can showcase your personality and creativity. The menu card is no exception.
Here is Some Inspiration for Unique Menus!
1. Circle Plate Menus
Circle plate menu cards are a beautiful way to communicate the meal options to your guests. This menu captured by Pangburn Photography was cut in a circle and placed under the clear chargers on the table.
Michael Zac Design Group created elegant circle menus that were placed on top of the dinner plate, with the host’s name inscribed on an additional layer.
2. Unique Shapes
While rectangular, square and circle menus are the most common, there are tons of other shapes to choose from! These bold and colorful menus from Michael Zac Design Group add a wow factor to an already beautiful table.
3. Menu Napkin Rings
Photo Credit: Wiley Valentine
Why have a napkin ring and a menu card when all you need is one?! This unique napkin menu card is simple and elegant. Place a flower stem, utensils, or your party favor in as well for a triple threat! Available on Etsy.
4. Wine Bottles Menu Cards
Photo Credit: YouStirMe
Almost any event you’ll attend has a few bottles of wine on the table, making the wine bottle a perfect place for a menu card! If you’re planning on giving mini wine bottles as favors, another option is to add a menu tag to each bottle.
5. Table Number Menu Cards
Another option for a clean and elegant look is to have your table numbers also serve as the wedding menu. Cam Turner Design enhanced the look with an eye-catching border.
6. Paper Bag Favors
Photo Credit: Snippet & Ink
For a wedding or event with a rustic or country theme, these paper bag favor menus are ideal! Print the menu on the paper bag, decorate it or add fun photos, and fill it with candy or treats for guests to take home.
7. Get Creative
Let your menus reflect your style with interesting designs, colors, text and fonts. This bar mitzvah menu card from Michael Zac Design Group includes playful descriptions, and a unique and fun design.
Small design elements like dots and ribbon can make your dinner menu stand out. Menu by Cam Turner Design.
8. Interactive Menus
Let fate decide what guests will be eating with these clever origami fortune teller menus by Cam Turner Design.
Show off your quirky side with these DIY Menu Wheels. Guests can spin the wheel to see their options. You can even personalize the options – “Johns Favorite – Steak” or “Jamie’s Favorite – Salmon”. View Directions
9. Illustrated Wedding Menus
Illustrations can bring a menu to life! For a sure crowd-pleaser, create a caricature of the guest(s) of honor like this baby shower menu from Cam Turner Design.
Jewish cocktail hours are known for lots of food and cocktails. So make it easy for your guests to order their meal with these illustrated menus from PaperCrave! They’re beautiful and truly unique.
Dessert is a favorite for many of your guests, so make it stand out on the menu with an illustrated wedding cake that identifies each layer. Menus by Cam Turner Design.
10. Edible Chocolate Menu
Guests will absolutely love these edible chocolate menu cards from Delysia! They’re menus, desserts, and favors all wrapped into one delicious package.