This is my first year hosting Christmas like a real grown up! Since my parents have been down south all winter, their house isn’t very festive feeling without a tree up. So our family will be gathering here on Christmas Eve, which will be so fun.
I thought I would play around with some practice tablescape ideas before hand. I think my final version on Christmas Eve will look close to this, plus a full tablecloth to protect my table because we will have 5 little kids here.
Ok and maybe minus the candles actually being lit during dinner too, because again kids.
And also minus the glass ornaments that could make for a fun game of catch while waiting for dessert (this is actually more of risk for the Mr. than my kids…)
Hence the need for my “nice” vs “naughty” tags…
Ok, so in reality I should just go the red solo cup, plastic tablecloth and possibly a full coverage bib situation depending on which of my kids I sit next to…
But we can pretend I’m having a very fancy and sophisticated dinner for today.
Although to be honest, I’m not sure I can call this fancy. The runner is a $5 roll of wrapping paper I unrolled along the table.
The plates and bowls are all mismatched, because I don’t actually even have a matching set of 8 things (again thanks kids).
Half the napkins are ikea towels or leftover fabric, and the boxwood wreath was $10 from Trader Joes. Add in a $5 box of ornaments from Michaels, this cute felted garland that I already had, and some random candles I stole from around the house – the whole thing clocked in at about $20.
Now to figure out the menu…
SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)
Napkins – Ikea
Felted ball garland – West Elm
Navy Ribbon – Michaels
Navy & Gray ornaments – Michaels
Boxwood wreath – Trader Joes
Wrapping paper – JoAnn Fabric
Grey Chairs – Wayfair
White Chairs – Target
Table – Art Van
Pillows – Pottery Barn from a few years ago
Flooring – BuildDirect
Light – Wayfair