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the formal office supplies dinner

If you haven’t read the Serious Entertaining: How to Turn Office Supplies Into Dinner Party Accessories on Serious Eats, well you just have to. This is the kind of stuff we love! – taking office supplies and doing very weird but very cool things with them.

Floppy Disk Drink Coaster (buy floppy disks, a glue stick, index cards, and a sharpie

Name Badge Place Card (buy name badges, index cards, and a sharpie)

Pinwheel Napkin Ring (buy index cards and brass fasteners)

Learn how to do the projects on the Serious Eats site (there are 2 others that are cool too!)

All this talk about using office supplies for a dinner party made me look at all the office supplies we carry and think “hmm, what could i do with that?” Picture this. Your next company party. It’s laid back, it’s low budget, it’s in the office, and it’s really funny.

You use mousepads for placemats



(this one has rip off sudoko sheets on it! Bankers box Sudoku Mouse Paper )

You give everyone a calculator to calculate the tip

You use desk lamps to set the mood at every table

You staple every employees napkin to their shirt with a heavy duty stapler

You label those mystery dishes with post-it flags

You get the idea. You could even do this as a normal, at home dinner party! Make everyone dress up like their going to work (although they may hate you for that) What office supplies could be used as utensils? (I thought of box cutters for knives…) What other office supplies would you use at your office themed dinner table?

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