So excited to share my “friendsmas” dinner party that we hosted the first weekend of December! I also was excited to share with you all an alternative look to a centerpiece besides my normal floral arrangements.
I feel like its important to share different things, as well as ways to help save you money! Hosting does NOT have to be expensive. This centerpiece was under $100 with the help of things I already had!
My top five tips:
FIND STYLE STAPLES
-as seen below: choose a style for your serving ware, ivory dishes, minimal glassware, and the modern flatware.
STICK TO NEUTRALS
-neutrals are always a good idea, I naturally gravitate to them but if you do not stick to subtle colors like greys, ivory, white and black. They will mix well with prints + other accessories to make your neutral selections stand the test of time!
INVEST DURING SALES
-I bought everything on this table from a black Friday promo code that saved me 20% on my entire purchase. If you know of sales coming I would wait + buy in bulk on staples (December and January are great months to save on sales!)
PREPARE / BORROW
-I set all my tabletop + party goods out the week before a party. That way I can make sure I have everything I need + if I don’t then I go get what I need or ask a friend to borrow what I need, then return after the party! Use your resource’s wisely based on your budget.
MOVE THINGS AROUND
-For this particular party I set up a little bar table under my staircase + moved things around to make it look different! My friends have been over to our house a ton of times so it’s always fun to show something different + it makes it more festive by having another space to decorate. Plus designating an area for the alcohol also kept people from ONLY being at the kitchen island!
Hopefully this little cheat sheet helps you in your next event. I also have linked everything below if you want to get the look yourself!