If I’m being honest, I think the difference between being a good host and an amazing one, is how cute everything looks. I get it, it’s hard hosting and a fancy table is probably last on your list. Right after making sure there are enough seats and food for everyone, the foods ready on time, and everyone has a good time.
But creating a table scape is actually really easy. AND believe it or not, you probably already have most of the stuff you need.
Here are some tips to keep in mind as well as what I use to decorate our table:
Dishes- Don’t overthink them. Use what you have for silverware and plates. I decided to purchase some nice water glasses for when I really want to dress it up. There are a ton of inexpensive options, but I like something like this that can be used for any occasion.
Look around your house- I use a lot of little decorations from Target’s $1 and $3 section to decorate our shelves and mantle. These are great for table settings too. For thanksgiving I used these little pumpkins and gourds (don’t be afraid to veer away from a color scheme! For Christmas I’ll use little trees.
Investment pieces- If you host a lot (or just like your table to look cute all the time) these are a worth-it investment. You can use them all year round and for every holiday. Plus they’ll always be in style.
Garland as a centerpiece- I found this cute leaf garland, but I decided not to even use it. Instead I used this eucalyptus garland that I’m pretty sure is part of the spring or summer collection from Home and Hearth at Target. I personally think it fits for many other occasions. The green adds some texture and color, but it’s not too much. This one is gorgeous.
Add inexpensive touches- These napkin rings are $1.45. I got a mix of them that say grateful, thankful and blessed. The napkins were also inexpensive. I chose this burnt orange color because I thought it complimented the green plates that we already had. But you could also go for a fall-y green or black plaid for thanksgiving. For Christmas a bright red or buffalo plaid would be adorable. I paid less that $10 for a pack of 6.
Here’s a link to my Thanksgiving table stuff. Check back in a couple weeks to see how my Christmas tablescape comes out.