This year, Alex and I decided to host Friendsgiving! Which is kind of like Thanksgiving, except with friends instead of family, and a lot more booze (at least that’s our tradition). Now, I hate to host anything without decorating a little…mostly because I love to decorate, but also because I want to set the mood. No matter what the occasion may be, I want the party to feel like the holiday. The feeling that holidays give you is a huge part of the fun, and I personally believe heightens the memories you make!
With that being said, I’m always ballin’ on a budget. Meaning I don’t have all kinds of money to just throw around (can I get an Amen?). So my goal was to pick up a few simple things that are versatile to the season (AKA can be used again) but will also have a big impact on the overall vibe.
What I walked out of Michael’s with:
5 pine branches
2 medium mason jars
1 small mason jar
6 extra small glass jars
What I already had:
2 table cloths
Tea light candles
Total investment: $45… Not too shabby if you ask me.
I put two branches in each medium mason jar, and one in the small, to create simple, yet festive centerpieces for the tables. Accompanying the centerpieces were the 6 extra small glass jars, filled with tea light candles to enrich the experience with a subtle glow. What I love about tea light candles is that you can buy a decent size package of them for very inexpensive, and then continue to replace them as they burn throughout the night! I prefer to buy scentless for occasions like this, so that the smell of the candle doesn’t interfere with that of the yummy food. Just a personal preference!
What is y’all’s go-to for budget-friendly holiday party decor? Your thoughts are always welcomed and encouraged!!
Thankful for you all.