Celebrating Ways

 Share ideas on weddings, parties, holiday parties, Bar Mitzvahs or any events that takes time and effort to plan!

Oscar Night

What a perfect excuse to get the gals together!

~Red Carpet: Plastic table cloths from the dollar store cut in half and duct taped (red duct tape) to the sidewalk. Total: $1.00

~Popcorn Bags:  Brown paper bags from the grocery store.  I cut them half way down with decorative scissors, wrote "fresh popcorn" on the center and filled with popcorn. Total: $2.50

~Pom-poms and Stars: I purchased 2 sheets of yellow glitter paper and 2 sheets of black glitter paper and cut stars from those sheets of paper. Total: $3.40 for 4 sheets of glittered paper

Thanksgiving 101

Thanksgiving Table Break Down

~Ball Jar's were from my wedding. They can be found at most thrift stores and antique stores.  Make sure you look around, because the prices can very depending on the age of the jar. Total=$0.00 since I already had them!

~The flowers I bought at Safeway.  Poms (Mums) in two different colors. $4.99 each. Total=$10.00

~The Chargers I found for a steal at a thrift store in Leadville, read more about them here. Total=$1.50 for eight.

~I used my everyday Create and Barrel white plates on top of the wood chargers.  I also used my brown square plates that were a clearance steal (many years ago) at Bed Bath and Beyond.  Total=$0.00

~The green and orange plates on top of the square plates were another steal at King Soopers for $.60 each.  Total for 4=$2.40

~The white runner, down the center of the table, is a piece of fabric from the fabric store. Total=$4.00 ($2.00 per yard)

~The silver trays that I used under the Ball Jars were used at my wedding. I purchased all of these from thrift stores for no more than $3.00 each!  

~The napkins I already had in my collection.  I love the idea of picking up napkins on clearance and mix-matching them on any table, I believe it bring interest and uniqueness to a table when the napkins do not match. Pottery Barn napkins total=$0.00 (already had)

Grand Total for Thanksgiving table=$20.90!!!!!

Here are a few ideas from my wedding in September
Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort
Vintage/Rustic Chic

~All white bowl and silver tray centerpieces were bought at thrift
   stores.  All for less then $10.00.
~Burlap table clothes were hand sewn by the brides Grandmother, Mother, Aunt and herself. For 35             yards of burlap $50.00.
~Flowers were bought on-line here, they specialize in flowers that are in season the month of your    wedding, which in turn makes is much cheaper for the customer. 
~All wedding signs were made from free scraps of wood.
~The S'more Bar sticks were sticks gathered and sharpened by the Father-of-the-Bride.