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jackie miller : : graphic design + whatnot

Friendsgiving Table 2018

So this year, I challenged myself to put on Friendsgiving only spending $100… Given that I decided to make like 15 things, that meant my decor budget was tiny. I decided to reuse my favorite tablecloth which is really suit fabric by the yard because my table is so ginormous and I have never found a tablecloth that would fit. But I pride myself on always doing something a little bit different for centerpieces and placecards, so that’s where I spent my $15 decor budget.

From there, I reused a fishbowl for the centerpiece with pinecones, pumpkins + twinkle lights. Now onto the candles… I looked at the stash that I had and realized I didn’t have enough of any one color for any of my candlestick sets. I decided to use these cool black ones that I bought years ago because they would go with the dot dishes. I am overjoyed to report that a Target has opened up within walking distance of my house. Lovely. I am sad to report that the Target’s selection of taper candles was not good, as in chalky colors that would not work on my table at all… I am also overjoyed to report that there’s a Michael’s right next to the Target. I went in to see what they had and stumbled upon some really cool gold tapers in a package of 12 for $12. Perfect. I then found a 50% off coupon on my phone, even better. But the coupon wouldn’t go through. The staff said it was because it wasn’t a everyday item, whatever the hell that means. The coupon said 50% off any regular item. The guy was nice enough to put the coupon in manually, so I walked out with my fancy candles for $6. I was so excited, I took myself out to lunch.


All in all, I would say that liked my table set up this year and I definitely managed to stay under budget (at least for the decor portion.) The meal was also a success given the photos of the aftermath…



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