There are many ways to decorate inside the home to prepare for holiday entertaining, but it’s always more fun to add a little elbow grease and create some of your own pieces.
Homemade Appetizer Stands
Recently we had the opportunity to cater the Cocktail Party for the St. Joe’s Ball which had a “Wonderland” theme. Rather than purchasing different food or cake stands for the presentation, we created our own.
We simply took an Aryd Candle Holder and topped it with a Skurar Candle Dish (both from Ikea), held together with a hot glue gun. These candle holders come in different heights, creating a variety in the landscape of presentation. To add more color, we selected brightly-colored scrapbooking paper (available at Michael’s starting at $0.30 a sheet), and cut out large circles to fit in the candle dish as the backdrop for the food.
Once these stands are assembled, you will have them for future use for almost anything: presenting cupcakes, adding height to a centerpiece of flowers, placing halloween candy out on your front stoop, or even for keeping your keys!
While many people opt to decorate based on traditional holiday colors (red and green, white and blue, etc), it’s more fun to pick a theme and select decorations to embody this theme. In our office we’ve decided to decorate our entryway in a festive holiday manner with our corporate colors (green, purple, and gold).
Stuck on colors? You can never go wrong this time of year with green and gold!