We stayed home for new year’s instead of going away this year, as it was our first new year’s in our first home. I’m so excited that I get to say that. Hubby and I decided to have a small dinner party. Even though it was small, I wanted it to be special for our guests. Everything below (except for the balloons) were from things I had around the house.
I LOVE the white helium balloons, they make the room feel so festive and happy! The loose ends of the helium balloons can sometimes look messy – I have popped it into a hurricane and covered the weights with some tissue paper. Now they look like a vase of balloons!
Neutral colour palette with white and kraft (my favourite combination at the moment)!
Just tie anything to your napkin rings for a bit of interest. I used some chipboard kraft stars.
I created some ‘resolution cards’ for my guests for them to either reflect on 2012 or to think about 2013. They were tucked under the cutlery and had prompts on them such as; ‘I was so happy this year when….’ or ‘In 2013, I would like to do more…’ It was a great conversation starter!
Candles create a beautiful warm glow to any table setting for an intimate affair. For a rustic and relaxed feel, I have used some old jars with twine wrapped around the top. You can also use coloured ribbon if you had a colour theme.
Tablecloths are also a quick and easy way to add interest to your tables. If you can’t find what you are after, how about making your own? It can sometimes work out cheaper than a store bought one AND it will be a unique piece. Find some fabric you like in any fabric store and either sew up the edges or leave it raw for a rustic feel.
I found this little block calendar at typo just a few weeks ago, they have some awesome things in there. It’s been sitting in my bookcase since then but as it went perfectly with my white and kraft colour theme, I put it on the table.
It was so much fun putting this all together. Hope there has been a few things in here to inspire you to create a table setting at your next dinner get together. Look around your house for things you can use – it doesn’t have to cost a lot to have a beautiful table setting.