ETA: pics added at end! I finally got rolling.
Right?! Nice title, eh? Look, I will warn you: I DO NOT consider myself a lifestyle blogger, (nor running blogger or mommy blogger) more of a RANDOM blogger. But literally, like yesterday, it sunk in that “Crap! I’m hosting Thanksgiving (for 20 people!) and need decor (for cheap) in time!” And somehow (HELLO, AMAZON, PRIME?! Duh.) I managed it and wanted to share. Ball Jars- These are amazing to own as a set (I have a dozen and a half) for soooo many purposes not just Thanksgiving-related (think: flower arrangements, centerpieces, etc.). In this case: decorative beverage holders (some call them glasses lol)! I got mine at Ac Moore for only a buck each but you can get them from Amazon for if you wanna do what I would’ve done had I not already been at Ac Moore 😉 Buy some Twine (jute) for only $5.57 and tie it around the jar in a simple bow or wrap it several times and secure with tacky craft glue ($2.98) for a different look. I am also adding (already own) chalkboard labels so people can write their names to allay confusion (and because it’s cute). You guys know I love a good chalkboard label…Nerd.
Now, for your table…on a whim I decided to use wholesale raw burlap as a table cover. I got it from Home Depot for only $6.57 for an 80×80 inch piece! But, if you are a procrastinator like me you can get a cheap linen tablecloth (burlap ones are SUPER expensive) on Amazon for less than $10. Then I bought these disposable placemats (such an awesome new concept to me! I’m not into cloth ones as I dislike ironing) that I can’t seem to find online but I LOVE these disposable linen ones!! from Amazon (10 for $10.41). Getting them. I am ALL about ease. My mom gets me these AMAZING square plastic plates for when I “entertain” so I will be using those again too. They are plastic, square and don’t feel like throw-away but are! We have matching smaller ones too for appetizers and dessert. I think she gets them from a wholesale club, but I’m not sure.
I LOVE this sweet little centerpiece idea…haven’t decided if I will do. It depends on time… I am doing a buffet, so for silverware holders, I will just use extra mason jars with twine wrapped around and a chalkboard label stating its contents. Im sorry I don’t have pictures of my own. The honest truth is that I should have this stuff done but am procrastinating! LOL! At least I have all of my supplies though 🙂
So, tell me! Are you hosting Tgving this year? Or visiting?
As always, thanks for the blog love!