ENTERTAINING ON A DIME
- Use multicolored tablecloths and lay them on the table side to side instead of the regular way of front to back. Tablecloths were from Garden Ridge $7.99 each. I used four tablecloths. The brown fabric down the center of the table is actually lining fabric that I bought years ago from Walmart for $1.00 a yard. I have never even sewn up the edges.
Green Dinner plates from Walmart purchased years ago for $1.00 each
Leaf plates purchased from Walmart last year for $2.00 each
Red and Green bowls purchased from Garden Ridge .50cents each. SCORE!!!
Goblets purchased from Walmart last year $2.00 each.
Centerpiece: I had a wire basket that I bought at a thrift store years ago and I lined it with burlap fabric. I then wadded up tissue paper and put that inside the burlap to allow the flowers to stick in there. I grabbed three silk bouquets of mum that I had in my kitchen and placed them in the basket. I then added a bunch of miniature pumpkins and placed them around the edges that I bought from the grocery store and stuck in some curly sticks to give it some oomph!
You don't need a lot of money or fancy dishes to entertain. Use what you have, combine multiple colors, borrow things and most of all just have fun!
Thanks to all my great friends for pitching in and cooking up all this delicious food it was a great night!