Preparing Your Table For Holiday Parties

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We had a few friends over this weekend for a Christmas party – our first of the season.  I like to keep things simple when we have guests over, but I still want things to look good!  With the help of Dollar General Holiday décor I was able to easliy and inexpensively outfit my table for my guests!

Dollar General has lower prices than most other stores, and I was able to get everything I needed: plates, napkins, serving dishes – and even some cute additions to help dress up the table!

We don't have a formal style (or formal space, for that matter) so parties for us are an easy buffet-style.  I served barbecue chicken sandwiches and chips, meatballs, cheese and crackers and some Christmas sweets.  People brought along a few other things to eat as well – which maxed out our table space.  I love having some Christmas touches at the table, but the main focus is always the food itself!

I got this adorable "Snow" decoration, and went with a snowflake theme.  Even though we weren't sitting down to a dinner at the table, the placemats under the serving dishes added a pretty pop of red.

One thing I learned over the years is when you serve buffet-style, that silverware and napkins need to be easy to get to – people forget to grab them all the time! I wrap them up with a bit of coordinating ribbon.  Not only does it look nice and add colorful details to your table, but people just have to grab one and they have everything they need – I always wrap the silverware like this for parties!

Dinner was simple – I made the chicken and the meatballs in the crockpot in the morning, and just set out the cheese ball and the rest of it just before guests arrived.  I'm ALL about the stress-free party – it gives me more time to have fun and enjoy our friends!

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  1. terry says

    I love the idea of the crockpot meals so you can enjoy time with your guests. The wrapped silverware is always a great idea to make it easy for the guests.

  2. says

    The wrapped silverware idea is perfect! I’m going to do that for the next b-day party! Your table looks so festive.:)

  3. Maribel Reyes says

    Loving the “snow” sign and the little details like the placemats and wrapped flatware, those add to the party theme.

  4. Leah says

    I love the table it looks so cute and simple! How fabulous with the snow flakes and the snow sign!

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