Green Door Hospitality

Adventures in Everyday Entertaining

Holiday Entertaining Tip: Utilize What You Have

When decorating for your party or gathering, look around at the elements of your standard home decor.  What are pieces that may be able to be utilized in different and interesting ways for your event?  By re-purposing items, you are exercising  your creativity AND keeping your budget in check!

Pottery Barn Lantern

The lantern above normally hangs from the ceiling in our guest room with a simple robins egg blue candle.  For our ‘Thankful with Friends’ dinner party it is filled with pine cones and part of the dessert table decor.

Southern Living Pedestal

This pedestal usually lives in the master bathroom at the foot of the tub filled with stones and a candle.  For the dinner party, I piled it with small pumpkins and used as decor for our buffet table.

Drinking Goblets

These goblets were one of my parents’ wedding presents that they have passed down to me.  We keep them on display on the breakfront.  However, for our party we have set them on each of the dinner tables and filled them with Peppery Spiced Almonds.

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6 comments on “Holiday Entertaining Tip: Utilize What You Have

  1. Leah
    November 16, 2012

    Great job repurposing!

  2. petit4chocolatier
    November 16, 2012

    You are pretty creative!! Love it : )

  3. The Humble Foodie
    November 19, 2012

    This is a great tip! Now that I’m home for a long Thanksgiving week, I’m cleaning out my childhood room (only a few years late…) and finding all kinds of items that I can’t wait to repurpose as an adult. I especially like the pedestal that usually holds a candle- it looks very peaceful and zen on the left, but totally appropriate with pumpkins balanced on top on the right. I hope your party was a blast!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      November 19, 2012

      It was a really great time! And now the rest of the recipe posts begin! 😉
      What a fun time to see what you can re-purpose from your childhood room! Love that 🙂

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