Archives for December 2010

Studded Shoes

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Party Table Decor

Use random objects for stacking

When it comes to holidays I don’t know about you but for some reason everyone seems to end up at my house. So here are a few suggestions for planning ahead and being ready for any party for any season!

The Table

Keep it simple! I love buffet style. There is no pressure to serve and your guests can eat, talk and mingle. Pick up a few generic table cloths that match each other. Gather them together on a large table, your kitchen island or even a fold out table in the corner. Stack sturdy items likes blocks of wood or books in varying heights.

Lay a pretty cloth over the items and place dishes on top.

Lay your table cloth over them and set your dishes on top. This not only looks amazing but everyone can get to the goodies easily.

The Dishes

I used a product called Gallery Glass to make these!

If you don’t want to do any then make sure you pick up some sturdy plastic ware.If you want to get cute and fancy you can even decorate the cups. I used a product that allows you to create an image, let it dry then peel and stick it to the plastic. You can toss it or save it it’s up to you.

Also finding unique containers to put your utensils and condiments in makes your table fun. I embellished a cardboard wine carrier.

The Details

Having a centerpiece or small decorative items on your table gives your guests the impression that you care. That you have put some thought into the party and you want to make a good impression. This does not have to take all day and quite frankly it could be the last thing you do. My favorite thing is to hold onto pretty glass bottles. They can be easily decorated with ribbon, paper and buttons. A little glue and a snip from your backyard (or your neighbors) will give your table that added touch. Serving trays are great too. I made mine interchangeable. The instructions are in my DVD Super Simple Holiday Crafts.

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This yummy and pretty cocktail is perfect for any holiday but what a great way to bring in the new year!

1 oz Vodka
1/2 oz Cointreau
Squeeze of lemon
3 oz Pomegranate juice
Pomegranate seeds

Mix first four ingredients with ice and shake.
Add sugar to rim of glass.
Add seeds, pour, enjoy!