- Visit the stores after the holidays to get good prices. The choices will be slim but you can usually find something that you like.
- If you love it and its a good price get it even if you don't know exactly what you are going to do with it but your fairly confident that you will figure it out.
- any time you entertain have a couple of things out for your guest to nibble on. It gives your guest something to do and holds them over until it's time to eat. Even though we had a big cake to eat for dessert I still has some cookies out. My nephews came in and went straight for them.
About the decorations...
I have this large island in my kitchen and it has this area that I always feel I need to have something rather large and colorful. I usually have some sort of tray and I use the same design for each occasion. I picked of the chalkboard sign last year at Hobby Lobby. I love it! I do the designs myself and they are a lot of fun. Then I have this beautiful vase my friend gave me and it works great for the height. The Halloween plates are last year at Marshall's (I think the have the same ones at Target). Each plate has a different pattern and they come in a set of four. I bought two sets. One for my tray and one set for my breakfast table that seats 4. I absolutely love them. The tray (of course) is from Marshalls. I liked this tray because it was only $16 dollars and it was rustic for the fall holidays. To dress it up I just took a ribbon and taped it to the tray. Then I took a Halloween sticker and just stuck it in the center. How easy is that???
- Buy cute dessert plates at Marshall's. They always have cute ones and they are so much cheaper than even Target.
- Invest in a couple of trays. Trays really pull your vignette together and make it look like a neat cohesive unit.
- Try to stack things in varying heights and add different widths
- Chalk boards are so cute and add an unexpected element. And if you practice you can change them for each occasion.
Trick or Treat!
Happy Halloween and make some memories guys!