Make your own polka-dot table plans. Using a staple gun, cover a canvas board with fabric. Write guests' names on card cut into discs. Flatten cupcake cases and pin with the discs to the boards. Perch the boards on mini easels.

Board, from £1.99; easel, £2.49, HobbyCraft. Stripe fabric, £40 per metre, Zimmer & Rhode. Turquoise satin, £20 per metre, Maculloch and Wallis. Pink cupcake cases, £2.50 for 36; gold cupcake cases, £2.60 for 24; gold petit-four cases, £1.99 for 50. Squires Kitchen. Discs, £1.75 for 12, Dragonfly Couture.

As seen in the January/February 2009 issue of Brides