The holidays are wonderful for socializing, catching up with friends and family, and soaking in the joy of the season. However, they can also get expensive! If you’ve decided to play hostess this holiday season, you don’t have to break the bank. It is possible to put together a tasteful dinner party setting for less than $150. We’ve scoured our favorite stores and put together a collection of great, inexpensive finds for you. Enjoy!
Theme: Metallic Chic
Silver and gold are classic holiday accent colors. Use them against an ivory backdrop for a classy look you can show off all winter long!
Scatter ornaments along your mantle or display them in a glass bowl as a centerpiece.
Cost: $27.50 for a set of 12
The mismatched votives look is easy to pull off with a set like this one.
Cost: $23.95 for a set of 6
Pair with an ivory cloth napkin.
Cost: $16.20 for 2 sets of 4
Use as a centerpiece or display in your entryway.
Cost: $14.90 for one large and one small tree
Simple, yet elegant. Arrange along your mantle or frame your windows.
Cost: $16.00 for 6′ of lights
Match your brushed gold napkin rings with these statement-making chargers
Cost: $19.12 for 2 sets of 4
Add a sprinkle of fun to your holiday table!
Cost: $28.80 for 8 placemats
TOTAL COST: $146.47!
If you’d like to splurge and spend a little extra on your dinner party look, here are a few bonus buys that didn’t quite make our budget.
Try out this modern-looking wreath instead of the traditional evergreen look.
Great for a centerpiece or for framing a fireplace or windows
Cost: $24.95 for the small tree and $44.95 for the large tree
An elegant look all winter long.
A fun way to add pizzazz to your table.
Cost: $23.96 for a set of 4
Samantha Grose is both Associate AIA and Allied ASID. She is the lead designer for Optima Homes and JP&CO. She takes a unique approach to design creating spaces that are casually sophisticated and timeless in design, where you and your family can live comfortably. She has worked extensively throughout the TWIN CITIES area having completed many new homes and large scale whole house remodels.
Samantha received her BS from the University of Minnesota majoring in both ARCHITECTURE and ART. She is deeply committed to a creative approach giving you highly functional spaces with an aesthetic appeal for everyday living.