Tabletop: Creating Height
Let’s talk about tabletop items first. Adding height is one of the easiest things you can do to achieve that beautiful table. You need items to give you that height though! These are some of my favorite pieces to do so. Once the party is over, these can go anywhere in your home! Cake plates are great for housing your bathroom products, or even next to your kitchen sink for your soaps and scrubbers! Cake plates are also so cute, that they can stand alone. Display a couple on a shelf and show them off! That tiered shelf (1) can hold little accessories or succulents for a fun centerpiece. It would look darling with holiday decor on it…you can even wrap the sides with little fairy lights!
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I get asked all the time, “What are the 3 essentials I need to host?” My answer? A white platter, a wood round platter, and a linen. These 3 items are on every single table I create, and at every party I host, even a casual dinner party. I also bring the wood round or white platter to other people’s parties if I’m bringing a dish to share. I have more than gotten my money’s worth out of every single one of these items, and now I get to share them with you! Currently, I have this same wood and wire tray (5) and a similar runner on a side table in my dining room. It’s the perfect accessory for the table, and I love that I get to enjoy a piece I love everyday.
I LOVE a bar area at a party. It’s one of my favorites to set up…and hang out in haha. I finally sprung for a bar cart over the holiday season and I’m so glad I did! I love playing with it, and seeing it take new life at each party. Outside of party days, it lives in my dining room, accessorized and giving off festive little vibes on the daily.
Lastly, if there is one item I use pretty much everyday, as well as at every single party I host, it’s a mason jar. They have so many purposes. You can use them as drinking glasses, vases for small flower arrangements, pre-made desserts, dishes like parfaits or pre-made salads, containers for utensils, etc. Target has the best prices on mason jars that I’ve found also!
11. Beverage Server Set with Chalkboard Labels (I love that this one has labels you can use over and over! Everyone always wants to know what the cocktail is, this is makes it so convenient! No little table tent cards needed!)
12. Mason Jars
Finding ways to repurpose decor is one of the first tasks I check off my list before really dive into planning my party. Repurposing saves so much money, my friend. I know it’s saved me thousands. More to spend on other fun things, like not baking a cake, in my case! 😉
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