A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth.Thomas S Monson
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Christmas Party on a Budget
Have you ever had to put on a dinner for 75 on a very small budget? Well, we did and I think it turned out pretty good. We served a baked rigatoni pasta, green salad, french bread, and cupcakes for dessert.
I found these cute napkins at IKEA and they became our inspiration.
We made invitations out of scrapbook paper with a silver star glued to the top. I forgot to take a picture of the invitations. These were the favors that were at each plate. A little star ornament I got at a local craft store 50% off. They came in a package of 24.
The cute poem I found on the internet. I'll share it with you on another post.
The centerpieces were made out of computer paper that I glittered and the red paper is the stuff that you cover bulletin boards with. Fifty cents a yard, can't beat that.
We glued them to a dowel that I spray painted silver and the mister made a little wooden stand to stick the dowel into. We set them on a cake plate filled with cupcakes that sat on a piece of polka dot oilcloth. I stuck a little greenery around the cake plate. Every one had fun and the best part was I only spent about $125.00.