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Holiday gatherings do not always need to be so formal. Some of the best gatherings are casual and impromptu – while looking like a ton of work went into them. It starts with simple choices for a light menu (comfort foods are a plus!) and a beautiful tablescape that only LOOKS like it took hours to put together. I start the holiday entertaining season out by stocking up on foods, and items that will allow me to pull everything together in a snap, like Marie Callender’s Pot Pies. This holiday season, I went with a silver and gold tablescape and I’m excited to show you the details! Start early and purchase items to match your theme, color or style. It doesn’t need to be ‘matchy-matchy’ just pick things that go well together. Feature color combinations you love. The trick is to be sure you have everything you need – table linens, napkins, plates, table decor, etc. Then, keep all your party supplies in one basket/box and you can be ready to entertain – whether planned or impromptu!
Get the Look- Silver & Gold Inspiration
I chose these festive placemats and napkins in silver and gold. They’re beautiful and even though I love silver and gold during the holidays, it fits anytime of year. I paired them with a gold chevron runner. I love the two different designs together. Using inexpensive chargers is a way to make your table look pulled together – like it took you hours to plan. I love the way these chargers look with these silver snowflake plates I grabbed on sale. I paired with a pretty placecard idea I pulled together. Simply use faux berries in silver/gold along with clothespins. I used a paint marker in silver and gold to add flair to the clothespins. Clip it together with a name tag and done. I chose these stemless glasses. They were perfect for this theme with a simple silver rim. Use coordinating table decor and servewear to compliment the style of your table. I loved these mirrored, gold/silver flecked plates and these votives as a way to bring a sparkle to the table. I used them as mini-vases. You can see below how I made the plates into my own ‘cakestand style’ servewear – easy tutorial below!
Easy, comfort food is key. You don’t need courses or crazy recipes. Just good food, good company and good conversation to have the perfect party. I like Marie Callendar’s Pot Pies. Everyone loves them and I can stock up on them through the holiday season. I purchased a Turkey Pot Pie, Chicken and Beef, so I had something for everyone. You can put them in the oven and in about an hour, you’ve got a pot pie with a golden, perfectly flaky crust thats made from scratch. These pot pies are truly the warmest comforts of the season wrapped together in a meal made to savor. Homemade gravy, crust from scratch and the best quality meats. The perfect comfort food to warm up you and your guests. Other things to have on hand for impromptu entertaining : beverage ‘bar’ stocked, music playlist ready to go, and easy-no-bake dessert options in your fridge or pantry – such as pudding pies or fruit and whipped topping. You can find Marie Callendar’s Pot Pies at Walmart in the frozen foods aisle.
With a variety of sizes and flavors, you’ll be all set for entertaining.
And as you make your home comfortable for guests this season, be sure to look for information about Marie Callendar’s Comforts From Home Program. Help Marie Callendar’s bring the comforts of home to the brave men and women of the US Military. All you have to do is look for specially marked packages and enter a code to help.
Make-Your-Own Cake Stand
Want to get the look of a cake stand that matches your tablescape? Pick and choose your pedestals and plates. I chose these inexpensive gold bowls and I paired with a mirrored, flecked plate to create a beautiful cakestand look. You can use this for serving more than just cake – you can serve anything on it.. In this case, I chose to serve Marie Callendar’s pot pies!
Supplies: Plate, Pedestal (bowls, dishes, candlestick holder, and more) and permanent craft adhesive – which you can find at any craft store. Be sure it says washer safe, permanant bond.
Have fun with your combinations – but always be sure your base (pedestal) can support the weight, diameter of the plate without tipping over.**
The Easy Steps: 1. Find your plate’s center by measuring the diameter on the underside – mark the center with a chalkpen or oil pencil.
2. Center your pedestal where the mark is and trace.
3. Glue: Depending on your base, your glue may need to go on the lip of the base. If the base will fit flush against the plate, you can cover the whole area.
4. Place base on mark you made. After drying, the oil pencil will rub off.
5. Allow to dry overnight – then use & enjoy!
I hope I’ve inspired some entertaining ideas and tips for you this holiday season! No matter what, the thing that matters the most is who you are with.
What are some tips you have for impromptu entertaining during the holiday season? Share them with me!
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