Frugal New Year’s Eve Tablescape

by Dagmar Bleasdale on December 31, 2015

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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, DagmarBleasdale.com

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comPlus, not using a tablecloth is obviously one way to keep the costs down for a table setting, and you could use large confetti on the table, or similar paper goods like I did here.

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comSince golden dots turned out to clearly be the theme somehow, I ended up also buying four cute shot glasses at HomeGoods – because of the dots on them. Each of them has a cute saying, like “Cheers.”

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI found the “Happy New Year” party hat with lights at Target for $5, and a box of Christmas crackers with little toys in them on sale in the Christmas section.

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comThe white and gold candle holders are thrift store finds, and the other candles are from Target.

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI might still change the frame’s plaid ribbon to a gold ribbon or change the artwork altogether.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comMy vintage pie tin centerpiece has been moved to our vintage trunk table for now.

Can you believe it has received 23,000 hits on Hometalk? I would love that many hits on it on my blog :)

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

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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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

We’re really going to enjoy sitting at this table for New Year’s Eve.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.comI hope you enjoyed reading about how I put together this simple, frugal New Year’s Eve tablescape.

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.

frugal New Year's Eve tablescape, DagmarBleasdale.com

Happy New Year to you!

If you need an idea for light drink, here you go!

pineapple radler spritzer drink, DagmarBleasdale.com

How do you decorate for New Year’s Eve?

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Sharon@BlueWillowHouse January 5, 2016 at 8:29 PM

Your tablescape may have been frugal but it is lovely. I love the gold touches. Thank you for sharing at Vintage Charm.

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Rita C at Panoply December 31, 2015 at 8:27 AM

A very festive table, Dagmar, and I love that you’re making a tradition for Landon. Love also your detour taken in shopping for a bed for him, hahaha. Happy New Year!

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