Those who know me personally, know that I love getting people together for a meal. In the past when I have parties, my main focus would be on the food (making sure it’s delicious). But recently I’ve also been paying attention to presentation of the meal along with table settings!
Last weekend I did a small get together with some friends who live nearby. And for this occasion, I decided to use things I had laying around the house for table setting. I spent absolutely no money, except for buying the ingredients for the food.
What you’ll need:
1. paper roll
2. mason jars (or any glass jars laying around the house)
3. greenery from your backyard (or front yard)
What I did:
I used a paper roll for the center of the table. I always have this on hand because I like using it for wrapping presents. However, if you were to buy this, you can get it at the Dollar Tree for, well, a dollar! You could also get it from Target or Office supply store from the packaging sections for a little more. From these stores it will be a longer roll and more durable. But for this purpose, I was fine with the cheaper one!
I then brought out two mason jars (you can get 12 jars for $10 at Walmart). During the spring and summer, I literally just go out in my backyard and find weeds and flowers that are growing randomly and pick those. But since I did this party at the end of summer, most of the flowers were gone so I just picked some stems off of a bush. (Yea…)
I took the leaves off of the bottoms and cut them into two different lengths and just arranged them randomly in the jars.
The different heights make it look a little more interesting.
I had some extra stems left over so I picked the leaves off and scattered them in the center.
I also decided to write the names of my guests with a black sharpie (I love sharpies) on the paper to make it a little more fun!
When they all came over, they appreciated my efforts.
And although this was pretty simple and not the fanciest thing in the world, I think it turned out quite nice.
I made fajitas!
(That pasta you see in the picture, is leftovers…another reason to call friends over;))
(recipe coming soon)
So what do you think of this table setting?