When it comes to dinner parties, I like to think outside the dining room sometimes to create a more magical experience for our friends. I’ve always wanted to do a big outdoor sit-down dinner, but various technicalities have gotten in the way. This year, it’s happening. I built a table (more on that later) and have been starting the planning process.
One thing I knew I wanted to include were some white name card holders. Although actual white pumpkins can be used, they’re fairly pricey and don’t last super long once cut. I made a very sleek, modern version using some run-of-the-mill foam pumpkins from the Home Depot.
The result is a beautiful, serene tablescape that isn’t a cacophony of color (which you know isn’t my thing). The white gourds lend themselves well to the other colors incorporated in the table and won’t compete with any of the other decor. The best part is that since they’re faux, they’ll last throughout the whole season and I can use them all of the way through Thanksgiving.
It’s a super easy project that I’m almost embarrassed to call a ‘DIY’ but sometimes it’s the little things, right? Let’s go! [Read more…]