Eid Al-Fitr

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Setting

Make a pretty date place setting for Ramadan. With a few simple materials, you can make this craft in a matter of minutes for a special touch to your Ramadan table. This craft uses supermarket pitless dates that already have a hole in the center. A sturdy North African honey date is best for this project. To aid in threading ribbon quickly through the date, a bamboo skewer helps.


  • 2 pitless dates
  • 18″ ribbon
  • Bamboo skewer
  • Construction paper
  • White pen
  • Dinner napkin

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Setting - Hello Holy Days!


  1. Fold one end of ribbon around bamboo skewer. Holding the ribbon under your thumb, thread skewer through one date. Pull skewer out completely.
  2. Bring date closer to end of ribbon and tie double knot at end. Trim off excess ribbon.
  3. Repeat steps 1-2 at other end of ribbon.
  4. Tie ribbon around folded dinner napkin, finishing with a bow.
  5. Cut a piece of construction paper in the shape of a leaf. To make it resemble a date palm leaf, cut slits around the edge.
  6. Write guest’s name on leaf and tuck under ribbon.

Ramadan Ideas: Date Place Setting - Hello Holy Days!

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