New Year's Eve Wishes
For a lively New Year's table conversation have guests write down their wishes for the New Year. When all are finished, collect the wishes and toss them into the fire. The rising smoke will carry the wishes to the heavens. (toss one in at a time, for safety!)
I set this table for less the $50 dollars (table setting for six). The trick is that you will need your own basics, china (ie, my wedding china) silverware and inexpensive beautiful ironstone pieces. Your just adding the finishing touches!
I made the star garland by purchasing silver stars ($1.99 sm pk of 4, $3.99 for med pk 4) from a local Party Max store and running ribbon from Micheal's ($6.99) threw them. Alternate sizes.
I also bought paper whites from our local nursery ($1.99 each), I just filled my ironstone planter with dirt added the paper whites then topped them with mood moss. Mood moss ($7.00 for big bag) is very easy and fun to use. You just tear it apart and fill in the empty spaces. It likes to stay moist just like paper whites.
add ornaments and..oh la la (on sale Michael's 79 cents)
The gifts to each guest are gourmet chocolates ($15.00 for assortment of 30) from our grocery store, I filled these boxes from Michael's (79 cents each) then rapped them in this gorgeous white ribbon ($6.99).