One thing I love about designing parties is working in elements of a design in unexpected ways. Guests get little surprises as they enjoy the event and I can come up with creative ways to add different details.
When designing Little Bug’s Barnyard Bash party, I wanted to use animal sounds in as many places as possible. They were on the invitation, added to the party flags and stamped onto the barnyard animal sounds stamped wooden utensils. Wooden utensils are one of my favorite party accessories. They have a zero environmental impact (completely decomposable) and can be personalized to match your event. With some alphabet stamps, ink and creativity, you can create a set of utensils to match any event.
For our party, I added animal sounds to the edge of the utensils. Guests loved opening up their napkin rolls and discovering utensils that shouted “Moo”, “Oink” and “Baa” at them. What a wonderful and unexpected surprise!
What Else Can I Stamp on the Wooden Utensils?
Please note. You can make your stamped wooden utensils say anything that you choose. I have seen fun phrases, “Happy Birthday” or other themed additions. Choose a saying that matches your event.
Also when stamping, you don’t need to use individual alphabet stamps. Thinner stamps with phrases can be fun. Think “Make a Wish”, “Just Married” or “Enjoy”. (affiliate)
You can also add a single motif to the end of each handle to make your wooden utensils with your party theme. These handmade stamps from Nora Jane are some of my favorites. Depending on the stamp, most will fit perfectly on the utensil. And she has hundreds of different themes to choose from. (affiliate)
Where Can I Get Wooden Utensils?
Before starting this craft, you’ll need to get some wooden utensils. Although you can find an assortment of wooden forks, knives and spoons, I usually only stamp the spoons. And we use them just for dessert. This is when I find guests notice the little stamped touch the most and it is extra appreciated.
What If I Don’t have Time to Make Stamped Wooden Utensils (But LOVE the Look)?
I get it. Party planning can take a lot of time on it’s own. You might not have a chance to add the extra touch of stamped utensils.
Luckily, there are hand makers out there ready to help. I used to sell stamped wooden utensils in my shop. So, I was pleased to see other makers take to the craft. Paisley Grey Design offers an assortment of phrases and sayings to add to your dessert spoons. A great way to add this special touch to any event. (affiliate)
You Will Need:
Black or other color ink (affiliate)
Alphabet Stamps (affiliate)
1. Choose the stamps you need to spell out your animal sounds. It’s easier to organize your materials before you begin stamping. Then, you can work through stamping the utensils like an assembly line.
2. Stamp your first animal sound onto the utensil. It’s important that you keep the ink on the top end of the utensil since their not food safe. Also be sure that the ink stays off of your fingers and you don’t touch the eating area of the utensil.
3. Add animal sound details to all of your utensils. I divided mine into forks, spoons and dessert spoons, selecting a different animal sound for each. Let your utensils dry.
Now you have a fun way to integrate farm animal sounds for your barnyard party. These would also be cute with zoo animals or ocean sounds for a different themed party. The creative possibilities are endless.