We had a little party this past weekend and I wanted to share two ideas with you. They are simple things you can do before your BBQ today.
I snapped a quick picture of the table before people (and the hoagie trays) arrived. We just extended and turned our kitchen table against the chalkboard wall for a buffet space. Having the chalkboard there (with the star garland) was an easy way to make the table look festive. Just another reason I love that chalkboard!
Second, make your own tablecloth weights. Outside, we set up a card table for more seating.
I did not have tablecloth weights… but I improvised. I actually copied this idea from my one sister-in-law.
Last year for a party she used tiny gauzy gift bags filled with glass gem marbles as table weights. It was such a cute and clever idea. She used drapery hooks to attach hers to the tablecloths. I did not have any of those, but wooden clothespins worked for me. I just clipped each one under the tablecloth corners to secure each ‘weight’.
Simple, easy and pretty!
have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July!
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