Sunday, November 13, 2011

WIZARD OF OZ party, Part 6 - The Decor (Dinner Table)

The tables where we ate were SO fun! First things first... I have to give a BIG shout out to Kristen, Candy, and Christine, who helped set these tables up. They were so awesome! Christine even picked up some of the plates and utensils at the dollar store for me. They were so nice, and even patiently folded the napkins exactly perfect for me. Thank you my patient friends!!! I am so lucky to have you!

Paper place mats are always my choice for a large group. I got these scrapbook papers at Hobby Lobby, 5 for $1. I wanted them to look like Dorothy's basket, and I think they came close.

I also got the poppies at Hobby Lobby. I bought 2 bunches when they were 1/2 off, and ended up making 4 arrangements.

We had a meal the night before that required opening some cans of minestrone soup. The cans were the perfect size for the flowers and the tables. I didn't want the poppies to be too tall, so that people couldn't see each other. I did end up using some floral foam I had on hand, to help the poppies stand up.

I got loads of gingham at Wal-mart for $1.50 a yard. I was able to make 32 napkins and 4 runners, and still have leftover fabric.

Remember the gingham napkins I made? You can see the post HERE. Look how cute it was when they were folded so the lace showed, and the utensils poked out :)

The paper straws were from Gygi, in Salt Lake City, UT. I got a whole box of 100 about 6 months ago. I am really surprised at how often I use them.

I wanted the runners to be really simple, and I think they are. I just used lace I already had.

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