I put together a frugal New Year’s Eve tablescape yesterday in our Blue Cottage, and I thought you might want to know where I found all of these items — on a budget.
Frugal New Year’s Eve Tablescape
First of all, I decided against a tablecloth for this table setting. I have a pretty, golden tablecloth, but it wouldn’t have worked that well with all of the other decor I had planned to use.
And I didn’t feel like ironing it, to be perfectly honest.
These golden circles came from the party decor pack I found for just $5 at HomeGoods, as well as those paper placemats.
The golden napkin rings are also from there, plus the gold-rimmed wine glasses that I also used for my Christmas tablescape.
The cloth placemat is from last year’s Christmas decor, and I’ve use the silver tray many times before.
Those pretty hand-woven white napkins with gold accents are from Education & More, and I had ordered and saved them specifically for my frugal New Year’s Eve tablescape.
I paired them with our simple, white plates from Pier1, and new silverware from IKEA.
Landon and I drove there two days ago, and instead of a bed for him, came home with new plants, candy, chocolate, frozen vegetable meat balls, and this set of stainless silverware — $12 for 12 pieces.
The white ones work perfectly for my table setting. I remember them from my childhood — we always had those for New Year’s Eve.
This little $1 wooden cutout is from my latest run to Michael’s. While I was stocking up on Christmas decor, I had the good sense to also buy this, so I’d have it for my New Year’s table setting.
I got rid of our Christmas decor in the living room, left the “winter” decor, and hung the little golden banner from the party decor set on our mantel to add some gold there as well.
My vintage pie tin centerpiece has been moved to our vintage trunk table for now.
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I took so many darn pictures again that it got dark while I was taking them, so you get to see what our living room looks like with all the lights and candles shining.
We’re really going to enjoy sitting at this table for New Year’s Eve.
I spent about $35 on it (hat, crackers, silverware, wooden cutout, shot glasses — napkins were free) and combined it with items I already had.
With a little bit of planning, it came together so easily again. The hardest part is finding the theme, and then I just style everything around it — that’s what works best for me.
I’m looking forward to New Year’s Eve this year since I spent last year’s all by myself while Don and Landon were in Australia.
Happy New Year to you!
If you need an idea for light drink, here you go!
How do you decorate for New Year’s Eve?