Weekly Planning Menu Board - x - Using index cards rather than chalkboard paint. No need to wipe down if you need to rearrange a meal! And if you are in a cooking slump, you're go to meals are already on a card to jumpstart you!
I have also seen similar centerpieces that use epsom salts instead of sugar. You could also sprinkle a mix of pearls/gems. Sand (or sugar), faux pearls, a 3 candle. An easy DIY wedding centerpiece idea.