This is a simple and colourful idea for place or escort cards at your summer wedding. Just cut strips of colourful paper and write the guests names on. Open the cocktail umbrellas and wrap the strip around the toothpick handle then glue into place. You can display the open umbrellas on plates or stick them into a colourful fruit like a lime. For escort cards place the umbrellas into a block of florists foam and cover with sand.
If you are feeling a little more adventurous you can even make your own cocktail umbrellas! Check out this great tutorial on Martha Stewart.