How to Host a Stress Free Bridal Shower

This post has been sponsored by Huhtamaki, Inc. makers of the Chinet® brand. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Most of you are aware that I have had a lot of wedding blog posts featuring lots of wedding events as we were preparing for my son’s wedding. One comment I received over and over was that many of you are busy, don’t own a large number of plates, and yet still want to host a bridal shower for a close friend or relative. Today I am going to show how you can host a bridal shower that works for any size group and is easy to prepare and clean up.

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Setting a Holiday Table with Music

 

holiday table with music

One of my favorite things to do is set a table in our dining room. I love trying different things and using non-conventional items in my table settings. We have a lot of dinners planned for the holidays and as I am planning my holiday decorations for Christmas, I am having a lot of fun creating my table decorations. I was looking for something unexpected to use as placemats and thought Christmas sheet music might be a lot of fun!

Why not set a holiday table with music?

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How to Set a Thanksgiving Table for a Crowd

Thanksgiving is such a wonderful holiday and I have always felt the more, the merrier. But what do you do when you are feeding a crowd? It’s not hard to put two turkeys in the oven, but the secret to setting a large table is to use your space wisely and mix and match your china.

I am partnering with Portmeirion to show you how you can mix and match china patterns to serve a large crowd for Thanksgiving.

So where do you start? First, you need to decide on how the food will be served. If you are tight on space then you will need to serve a buffet. Next, take an inventory of the china and everyday dishes you have. Since we are going to mix and match don’t even try to match everything. Also, decide if you want a salad plate. If not, that will help to keep it simple. 

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