We're heading into that time of year when tables are being prepared for guests and we're laying out our best for our guests. But what if you are just the everyday Joe or Jane, and you can't afford fancy tablescapes and new dishes for every dinner party and holiday?
With a little bit of creativity you can bring together something lovely for nothing more than the cost of your time and a little energy.
We started with what we had:
- Plastic "Paper" Plates that we had from Target, but you could also just use regular paper plates
- Mason jars and baby food jars
- Seasonal fruits from the fridge
- Seasonal Fall Foliage, collected from the yard and a bike trail
The sweet and fun thing about this idea is that your friends and family will be in awe of your ingenuity, and you won't mind sending your guests home with a sweet bouquet of their very own when the night comes to a close.
A variety of different flowers, different colors and textures of leaves, and different height and sizes can give each little bouquet it's own personality and add interest to your table.
You could also add a handwritten name card for each person if you are interested in seating people in specific places, then they have the joy of finding what special and unique little posies are at their very own place setting.
Above all, enjoy the process. Start with tall pieces in the middle and make it pretty from each side so that your guests can enjoy your bouquets from where ever they are seated.
Here's to celebrating the Holiday Seasons!
I've linked up at Tater Tots and Jello! Be sure to check out the great party going on over there.