‘Tis the season for holiday parties and now more than ever you need to get the biggest bang for your green bucks! Holiday parties are popping up everywhere you turn and even I tried my hand at one this year. Whether it’s a gathering of friends and family for laughs and sharing memories or a home party perfect for holiday gift buying, decorating is key.
If you’re having an intimate party for family and friends you can get away with lower lighting, but be sure to make a festive display a well-lit centerpiece of the party.
If you’re having a home party, lighting is so important. You’re trying to sell your items and showcase them, don’t let low lighting push them to the backround of your room. In the photo above, I used a dining room with a runner in the middle of the table for all of my festive holiday decorations. I placed my jewelry on either side of the runner so I could take advantage of the awesome lighting overhead. If you don’t have great lighting in a room, add a lamp on the table; it won’t look out of place if it matches your room.
Try to use festive items, they always get people in the mood for the holidays and may even remind them to look for gifts among your offered products. Gold is always a great color to use since it matches any room and it looks amazing with that great lighting you’ll have! Whether you’re selling or just hosting decorating is very important. Your decor sets the tone for the party. Fun holiday accessories can make people happy and even put them in the mood to buy!
Try to arrange like items together. Even a couple groupings of multiple holiday tins looks great. Make sure to balance height and sometimes symmetry is overrated.
If you’re using both sides of a table, make sure each side is like the front of the table. The above photo is the back of my display, but it’s shown as another front so multiple people could look at my jewelry.
Try something different; line up placemats to make a table runner, put a wall spray on the table, put your tree topper angel on the table. The sky’s the limit. I even used a bunch of second hand items as decorations or displays. I used jars as earring racks, a small fake lighted tree for bracelets and a blanket as a table covering.Â Support your local thrift shop and see what kind of holiday decorations they have instead of buying new. I went to the senior center in my town when they were having a “white elephant” sale and I decorated almost the entire lower level of a house for $11. And it helps make it a green party!
The photos above are from my first home party I threw this year. Feel free to steal any ideas you’d like!
That’s all I have for now. I hope these tips and ideas helped some of you out there running around like chickens with your heads cut off! The holidays can be stressful enough without throwing a party! What are quick, easy, and green ways you decorate for holiday parties?