last year’s thanksgiving & christmas dinner

every year my friends and i have both a thanksgiving and christmas dinner party. one is more formal than the other.

last year for thanksgiving we wore our sunday’s best and ate cordon bleu with mashed potatoes and spaghetti. for christmas, we wore our pj’s and had a breakfast buffet. all the food was delicious! everyone brings something to the table, literally and figuratively.

we either have our dinners before or after the holiday. we do this so everyone gets to spend time with their family.

i put myself in charge of decorating and organizing everything since i love doing that so much!

when i was on pinterest (as i usually am) trying to find ideas, i couldn’t find much on how to decorate the table. i wanted to make that area extra pretty and special since we spend most of our evening there. because of that, and in lieu of the upcoming holidays, i decided to make this blog post to give people ideas on how to decorate their holiday tables. i hope i am helpful to you!


this is what our thanksgiving table looked like last year:


i kept it simple, but I was pretty proud of myself. came out nicer than i thought it would! i sadly forgot to take a picture of all the food we had once our friends arrived. i was just so hungry and excited that i forgot!


we then had our christmas dinner where we exchanged gifts, wore comfy pj’s, and had delicious pancakes!

our table:


^ the booties on the wall were made out of foam and had everyone’s name ^


^ look at that glorious breakfast table! there was still more food missing, but i just couldn’t wait for my other friends to arrive. i needed to take a picture of our table^


we had lots of fun in our dinners and will, without a doubt, keep having them!

i sadly couldn’t find pictures of previous years, but if we have dinners this year, i’ll be sure to upload our tables and other decorations we have!


for more ideas, i recommend you look at pinterest. you should follow me, as i am always liking and repining cool things i stumble upon! :)

side note: i like to keep a low budget in everything i do. (it’s not that i’m cheap, but us college students are on a tight budget). everything you see I either reused from previous dinners, or got at different dollar stores. if you want to make a dinner, i recommend you look there first! it’s fun and cheap. if you decide to go to craft store, make sure you check if there are any coupons online that you can print. i always do that and it helps! target’s $1 section has pretty cute things, too!

have fun with your table!

happy holidays to all & god bless!

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