I was asked to set the table for Christmas. The budget was $25 and it had to be paper plates and plastic cups. No washing up!!
So I went to spotlight and bought black plastic plates , black serviettes and a few rolls of gold paper. The Christmas crackers were made from toilet rolls with small chocolate etc inside. I used the gold paper to be a table runner. Wrapped the candles ( from the $2 shop) in the co- ordinating paper. Plastic wine glasses from woolworths. Silver and gold balls from the $2 shop too. I used a labeler to print out each persons name and made a name card for each setting. Wrapped a bow around the serviettes and set each place. Very easy , and cheap.
I know it’s April/May not Christmas- but this may come in handy for those of you doing mid- winter Christmas parties- ( very popular in new Zealand).
A clear glass vase is a great idea to display the Christmas balls. Try to keep to a colour theme. In this case- black and gold.
These ideas are cheap and easy – just take a bit of preparation and it’s fun to make the crackers and name tags with a friend/ family or kids. We told all our guests ( who were all family and were into sharing the whole project and cost of the lunch) to byo cracker filler. Max $5 and had to fit in a toilet roll size.
This made it fun too and we left the crackers open and only tied and filled them just before lunch.
It just goes to show- you don’t have to spend alot of money to make a table look stylish and swish.