I wanted to create a real tablescape but I only have a desk in my place. I don’t have a real dining table because my den area is my office. That could have been a dining room but I would rather have a room for something useful. So after thinking, I figured if I did entertain I would have food in the kitchen but a beverage station could easily go on the desk. So I used items from around the home….like I would have to do if it were an impromptu shindig. I did however use $6 worth of dollar section Targetcraft stuff.
I used the same oversized martini glass from the burlesque party for Thanksgiving convo starters. You can add whatever questions you want but here are a couple of mine.
This is when labels and ribbon come into play. You simply make bows and small signs around the bottles and leave sayings like Be Thankful etc. You can also put signage in front of premade signature drinks so guests know what they are sipping.
I also added little sayings to the martini glasses like SIP UP. These Goodwill finds were also usedhere for a vodka recipe I shared.
I filled the glass with confetti. Have you seen how much confetti costs? I made my own simply cutting fringe in tissue paper and cutting across the fringe using white, black and gold paper. I even threw in some gold glittered craft paper pieces…
Always have sparkling water on deck or non alcoholic beverages for those who don’t drink. In my fam….we don’t use garnishes. Just vodka and chasers but for your station supply olives, limes, cherries, pretty straws (the ones I have were too colorful to use for this palette) and pretty napkins. All of which I just realized I didn’t supply. Oops. (In real life, I would send them to kitchen to use a paper towel :-)).
Yes the tablecloth is wrinkled. Judge me.
In the background you see some of the branches from the burlesque party that were originally used for my cousin’s anniversary party as a wishing well tree. For this I simply used some pearl necklaces and a bronze layered necklace (that coincidently broke that morning) to drape from the branches. It added a bit of elegance to an otherwise natural neutral scheme. The tablecloth is actually a thick paint drop cloth from Ace Hardware that I been meaning to make into a faux cowhide. It was big enough to cover the legs of the sawhorse desk.
I cut out the words GIVE THANKS from craft paper on hand and placed them at the edge of the table. Of course if this were a real party I would have glued them down to the runner (wrapping paper) or ribbon…
I also painted the pumpkin from Halloween gold. If the gourds hadn’t rottened, those would have been used too. Also if last weekend wasn’t 19 degrees with single digit wind chills, I would have gathered acorns but oh well. It’s not as Thanksgiving themed as I hoped but festive enough for $6 and repurposing things around the home. I plan to do more of these showing how to style with what you have on deck and with minimal funds in future. If you like these sorta posts, please let me know.