Simple Centerpiece that makes a beautiful impact to any table on a budget.
All you need it Dollar Tree vase, glitter, ribbon, mod podge, spray paint and flowers.
I really enjoyed planning and creating this bridal shower for my little cousin. She looked so beautiful dressed in white and I hope it was memorable for her. I can honestly say that I learned a lot from hosting her bridal shower. Two important factors is to PLAN and ORGANIZE.
Make A Plan:
The first decision I had to personally make is where I wanted to have the shower. My comfort zone was of course my home but I had to calculate how much the cost for tables and chairs that I needed for 22-25 people excepted to arrive. The tables were $9.00 and $2.00 each. The price for renting them both certainly went up since we had our house warming 6 years ago and a birthday party for my oldest son. To rent the room at the community center was $15.00 to $20.00 per hour depending on the size of the room. Other factors I had to think about was the clean up before and after guests arrived, if I had the shower at my home. I would have had plenty of time to set up for the bridal shower in my home versus at the community center I had to pay for additional time for set up. In the end I went with the community center because the cost of renting chairs, tables and delivery was another factor that I didn't want to handle or pay for.
In addition, I had to make a decision to rent or purchase my table linens. I love the look of fabric linens versus plastic tablecloths depending on the event. If it is a kids birthday party or something casual I don't mind plastic tablecloths at all but in this case I had to go with fabric. I also figured out that it is the same price or cheaper to just purchase them online. I like to use tableclothfactory.com they have a large variety of colors and designs.
I made a outline of how I wanted the tables to be arranged, took video and pictures of the room at the community center to reference later. I was nervous when I realized that the community center had more 10 foot tables than 8 foot tables that I am use to working with. So I had to factor that in when I was ordering the linens and setting up the room to save time and money.
With the food I was trying to keep it simple, which is hard for me to do. Normally I order a cake from Wal-Mart and cupcakes are really affordable there. My dessert table was a result of running out of time when the guest arrived but it housed the perfect amount of cupcakes for those that did arrive.
My family helped me a lot with setting up the food and I am so grateful for that. If I had time I would have arranged some items a little differently but overall I still love the setup. Looking back at it I would have added the colorful foods in with the light colored foods for more eye appeal. I served tuna and chicken salad in the white tier bowls. I froze those white bowls so that the food would stay cold during the bridal shower. That really worked out great! I have a food haul video below of what I purchased.
I love DIY's they absolutely give me life! The main centerpiece was Pinterest Inspired that I saw through a posted picture. Because I shop Dollar Tree so much I knew what products to purchase in order to complete the project. I added a few of my own touches such as the glitter and the jeweled garland. Such a easy, cheap DIY on a budget that looks so elegant.
These glass containers were found at my local GoodWill for .99 cents and I have used them all over my home such as my craft area, holding my makeup brushes or holiday tablescapes. I simply use Mod Podge and glitter to create this look.
This year I wanted to dress it up a little and make it elegant but yet whimsical for my boys. I wanted them to feel comfortable but also make them feel as though they needed to have the best table manners as they sat at the table. Although as I think about it they are pretty well mannered at the table.....now we have to train Jesiah! LOL!
I love to start with what I have around my home and build upon that to save money. My next step is of course going to Dollar Tree, Target's One Spot or anywhere I can get something on a budget to transform my table or a project that I may be working on. I started picking up a few pieces from discount department stores such as Marshalls, Home Goods, TJ Maxx or etc, to complete the table and polish it off. This table scape was fun to create!
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