In addition to the chalkboard seating chart, I also created this chalkboard menu for our wedding to display behind the buffet tables. I had a lot of fun playing with fonts and thought it was a neat way to share with everyone what they would be served and by whom.
The food was SOOOO good, just looking at this reminds me of it 😉
Like my seating chart, I also had this faux chalkboard printed as a Staples engineer print. When I got it, I simply wrapped and taped it around a large piece of cardboard and voila! Instant chalkboard menu 🙂
The menu and border graphics are from the Graphics Fairy.
I created it similarly to the seating chart, in Microsoft Word. But this one was a little simpler because, instead of messing around with character spacing, I just used Word Art and sized each box manually to the perfect size. That way the text automatically conforms to the shape you want it. And, it’s much easier for you to change and customize with your menu!
1. These fonts are used in the document, you will need to download and install them to preserve the formatting of the template: (sorry there are so many, they are all just so fun! And don’t worry, they are super quick and easy to install.)
Decadence in a Different Light (different version of above font~ file name: decdiff)
Birmingham (the first one)
2. Click below to download the menu template:
3. To customize you may click in each WordArt box and enter your own text. The words will conform to the shape of the box, making formatting much easier. Adjust the shape of the boxes as you like for your text.
4. Adding graphics: see my notes on adding images to the chalkboard background in this post. (Under instruction #4)