Holiday Table on a Budget!

For the second year in a row, I’ve setup the tablescape for our office holiday luncheon. This year, with a whopping $20 budget, I was able to design a festive and inviting setup for 12 that came together at the last minute (literally). I  purchased the plates, silverware, etc., the day before, but it wasn’t until that morning that I designed the printables.

Last year, the decor was silver wit hints of gold to keep a non-denominational theme. Unfortunately, I lost the designs soon after and had to re-design the placemats and just added menu cards to include in the place setting. The gold gift wrap paper served as a runner for the really long table in our conference room and white plastic tablecloths brightened the room and gave the setup a clean look. I also printed sheets with a silver and chevron pattern, and cut them one-inch-thick to use as napkin ring. This simple detail can be done with scrapbooking paper as well.

And who doesn’t love water bottle labels?

Budget breakdown:
From Target
Square silver dinner paper plates – $1.05 per pack of 18 (clearance!)
Square silver dessert paper plates – $1.05 per pack of 18 (clearance!)
Silver Napkins – $1.05 per pack of 20 (clearance!)
Spritz Silver Plasticware – $3.99 for set of 8 forks, 8 knives and 8 spoons, $7.98

From Dollar Tree
Gold Gift Wrap Paper – 2 rolls $2
White Plastic Tablecloths – 5 packs $5

Recycled from last year’s party
Gold Cups – Party City
Gold Glitter Trees – Party City
Silver Glitter Snowflakes – Dollar Tree

Tabloid (11×17) Placemats
Menu cards
Chevron Napkin Rings

2010 Holiday Luncheon

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