Holiday table ideas on a budget are something that I talk about (and do!) often. With the holidays here and our homes bedecked and festooned, many of us are either hosting gatherings or attending get togethers with friends and family. It can be stressful on the purse strings at this time of year and at a time when we are winding down our gift purchases, entertaining can still be budget friendly. As a seasoned hostess I have some money saving tips today that I think you’ll enjoy.
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Holiday table ideas on a budget
What do I always do when I’m planning on hosting a gathering that involves food and drink? Set a beautiful table (no surprise;-), because I believe wholeheartedly that an elegant tablescape makes gathering a joy.
Holiday floral arrangements
Fresh flowers always make a holiday table (or any table) sing and I’ll often base the dishes and table linens that I use around floral color. Over the years I have sent flowers to my mom, our daughters and friends and it helps THEM to use their own holiday table ideas on a budget.
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I love having extra flowers around the house during the holiday and find that when you purchase quality florist items they often last longer.
Holiday food ideas on a budget
What about throwing a dessert party or inviting friends over for a finger food fest? You can set it and forget it, be more productive and will have more time to sit and relax when everyone arrives.
And finally, let’s discuss baked goods and a fun and super budget friendly entertaining idea is to set up a cookie bar on your buffet. Cheryl’s is where I’ve been scouring for cookies and treats and found some yummies above. They’ve been baking for over 30 years and carry everything from award winning buttercream frosted cookies to chocolate covered pretzels and baskets full of gluten free baked goods. Gluten free baked goods are not the easiest to find, and although I serve a mixed bag of bakery items at home I’ve recently gone gluten free and I was thrilled to find them at Cheryl’s! AARP Members receive a 20% discount from CHERYL’S.
Investing your time and money in the best ways possible by shopping your own home and with discounts when available are a win-win. If you are a seasoned hostess or just now finding the time as a vibrant over 50 (like me) homemaker, I invite you to check out the discounts that I’ve mentioned above and more at www.aarpadvantages.com!
Where is your green garland on your tables from?