It’s party season!! I love having a few easy-to-pull off party decorating tricks up my sleeve and this new chalkboard paper + garland idea is one of my favorites yet! (Here’s another, more summery idea)
I’ve loved partnering with Target this year for their holiday campaign, so of course I went there first to buy some supplies for my buffet table and the backdrop.
Some of our law school friends used to have a Christmas wassail party each year when we lived in Boston and I love keeping the tradition alive! Wassail is delicious and easy to make. I use a version of this recipe when we serve it hot, but the general idea is apple cider, cranberries, oranges, cinnamon and clove. Yum!
I’ll have another post about our holiday decor this year I’m sure, but we did lots of white and cream and just a hint of barely there blush. And then a punch-in-the-face dose of neon pink every now and then, just to keep things exciting. :)
The pink and cream poinsettias are really helping with my color scheme.
I picked up two $6 fresh cedar garlands at Trader Joe’s and a cream and a pink poinsettia plant. I used a bit of floral wire and a few small pieces of duct tape to secure the garland to the shelves first.
And then I added a bit more floral wire to attach the three poinsettia blooms to the garland.
We hung the garland on top of three strips of this chalkboard paper runner. Can I just say that I am OBSESSED with this paper?! The finish is so matte and deep – it’s gorgeous and it really works like a chalkboard. I think there are a million ways to use this genius product!
I drew a star pattern on our paper with white chalk. It’s a super quick, very easy, and just the right amount of festive, I think.
I’m so happy with how this party buffet turned out! It was super inexpensive, but it looked really nice I think and felt special for our guests. I’m excited to play with variations on this theme! :)