A Proverbs Wife

WFMW: Dinnerplate Menu

I have had a huge response to the dinner plate menu that I’ve featured in my posts a few time before so I’ve decided to post a simple tutorial for creating your own “Dinner plate Menu”.

Start with a plate.


I’ll use a one round and one oval white ceramic plate. I’ll also use an oval decorated ceramic plate. (Although the glass is in the picture, I learned that it did not work well since it was transparent.)

Choose some dry erase markers.

I’ll use black and red.

You’ll need a plated stand or holder of some sort.

Now just write your menus, to-do’s or notes. Just erase when done.


Have a great day.

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15 thoughts on “WFMW: Dinnerplate Menu

  1. I have done this before — for a party. People loved it! It fit with the theme too, because I had guests decorate their own plates with quotes (with permanent marker).

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  2. What a cute idea!! My husband is always asking “What’s for dinner?” Maybe I’ll try this.

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  3. Earthmommy says:

    This is such a cute idea! My daughter loves it, and we are working on our own version.

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  4. Audra Krell says:

    This is so cool and I think my boys would absolutely love it!

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  5. How cute!! I like the flowered plate best! I am going to buy a plate holder today!
    Thanks for sharing.

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  6. ~Rhen @yestheyareallmine says:

    That is such a fun idea!

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  7. That is a great, great idea!

    (And I am glad to find someone else who uses the same rules that I do too. Other moms look at me like I have a third eye when I make my boys adhere to our rules, but I am so glad that I can take our boys out into public and know that they will act like gentlemen.)

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  8. oh i love this idea! i am using a plain whiteboard for now but will switch to a plate this afternoon! i have just the one. great idea!

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  9. HopewellMomSchool says:

    It’s an Edith Edith Schaeffer “Hidden Art of Homemaking” thing, truly! Even nice–she used a chalk board I think! I love it. What a beautiful touch!

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  10. queenoftheclick says:

    That is so hot! I would never have thought to use dry erase markers on dinner plates. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

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  11. What a great idea! It looks so nice (and it’s cheap, too!)

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