This post is sponsored by Target. All photos and text in this post are copyrighted by Soiree Event Design and may NOT be copied from this site and used in any way without permission from the owner. Pinning images, of course, is allowed and encouraged. Hey, party peeps! Thanksgiving is just a few days away and then it’s a mad dash to Christmas! With all the hustle-and-bustle and craziness of the holidays, I like to take shortcuts that will help me actually enjoy the holidays with less stress! One way to do that, is to not stress out about having to buy all new decor to entertain for Christmas. One thing I like to do is entertain during the holidays, but with four major holidays back-to-back, including Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve, it can get costly! Instead, I’m going to show you How to Re-Use Your Thanksgiving Decorations in Your Christmas Decor! which is not only a time-saver but saves you money too! WIN-WIN!
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
I love setting up candy tables at my parties and when I was introduced to Jelly Belly’s new Holiday collection of jelly beans with flavors like Egg Nog, Cranberry Sauce, Hot Chocolate and Candy Cane, I knew right away I would set up a Christmas Jelly Bean Bar! Setting up a candy table can be overwhelming and costly, but here, I was able to save money by re-using and re-purposing some of the decor from my Halloween and Thanksgiving dining tables on this Christmas candy table. Remember my Thanksgiving dinner party tablescape I posted last week? If you missed that post, click here to see it. You will see that I created a fabulous tablescape using Target’s Nate Berkus line of bowls and salad plates, gold cutlery, a gold and silver metallic table runner and a pair of white ceramic fox salt and pepper shakers, all of which I will re-use in this gorgeous Christmas candy table which saves me time and money! It’s easy too when you use these tips.
STYLE YOUR DINING TABLE TO MATCH YOUR HOME’S HOLIDAY DECOR!
Use the same colors and theme in your dining tablescape as what you’re using in your home’s holiday decor. This way your dining table will match the rest of your home’s decor for a cohesive look. This year, I was inspired by Target’s Nordic and Luxe collections to decorate my home with a white, gold, silver, champagne and black color palette this year. Target had many staple items as well as holiday specific items that worked together for the “Rustic-Glam” theme I was going for. Now I have a collection of rustic glam elements that I can re-use all season for all my holiday entertaining.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Using this tip will also allow you to move decor around for a dinner party so that you don’t have to buy new things. For example, I moved this gold glittered tree from my entryway to this Christmas candy table as a centerpiece. I didn’t have to spend any more money and how easy is it to move one item to another area in your home for a fresh new look!
STICK WITH ONE COLOR PALETTE ALL HOLIDAY SEASON!
To get the most use out of your holiday decor, pick one color palette and use it for all your holiday entertaining decor pieces from Thanksgiving to Christmas to New Year’s Eve. This will give you greater flexibility to re-use items from holiday-to-holiday without having to purchase all new items in a different color.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: I purchased some items in my holiday color palette as early as Halloween and have been able to re-use some of them from even my Halloween dinner party table. Remember those gold bowls I used on my Halloween candy table that were perched on top of black talons and how excited I got when I realized they were not attached to the base? Well, now, they are perfect to re-use in this Christmas candy table—by simply removing them from the black talon claw base, of course!
RE-USE AND RE-PURPOSE ITEMS FROM THANKSGIVING TO CHRISTMAS!
Here I re-used and re-purposed a few items from my Thanksgiving and Halloween dinner party tables in this Christmas candy table. I re-used the gold and white soup bowls and salad plates that I used as part of my Thanksgiving dining table’s placesetting to hold jelly beans. Since I wasn’t doing a formal Christmas dinner and wouldn’t be serving soup and salad, I was able to re-use the soup spoons as candy scoops. Next, I used the gold and silver table runner and placed it vertically on the candy table instead of using a full tablecloth. I also re-used the birch place-card holders to hold candy signs. Finally, by simply adding a gold ball ornament next to the fox salt and pepper shakers, they now have a Christmas look and feel. From the Halloween dinner party table, I was able to re-use the black candleholders and the gold bowls.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Those gold placecards I also used on my Christmas table as placards with each guest’s name on them. Since I only had eight guests and the pack came with more than that, I was able to use the extras as candy table signs! No more money spent here.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO RE-USE YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR?
WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling and photography: Soiree Event Design
– Plates, cutlery, bowls, candleholders, table runner, placecards, fox and reindeer decor: Target
– Holiday flavors jelly beans: Jelly Belly
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