The last thing to decide on is how you are going to decorate the apartment. Is it going to be simple? Is there a theme that you have with your food that you want the decor to go along with? I definitely went with the simple theme. I didn’t want any one to worry about how to dress and I didn’t want to worry about spending too much money to decorate. I decided on a few key things, so this is going to be a short post 🙂
I saw a pin on pinterest that said if you put wax on a tea light, you can turn it into a cheap floating candle that will last for 2 hours. I tried it. It lasts for an hour. Plenty of time. I can just replace them as they burn out. Simple enough. I am going to do two bowls with water and my rigged tealights with spares around. If they go out completely, oh well. It’s not formal.
Long ago, I won a Fuji Instamax camera from the good ol Pioneer Woman. It came with 2 packs of 50 instant picture film. Well, of course, I took it to the bar and snapped away. 100 pictures on two different dates. *SIGH* If I had gotten off my booty and planned better, I would have bought some film and left the camera out for people to take pictures. Instead, I am going to leave out my digital camera and see if the same thing happens. I digress! From the pictures, I chose about 15-20, hung them on some hemp and put them in the hallway on the way to the spare bathroom. Some more went into a frame so that one blank spot on the wall isn’t so…….bare.
Other than that, I did something I had never done in any apartment I lived in…….I decorated. I mean, I put things in frames and hung them on the wall. Crazy, right? I had some pre-framed stuff from the old place that I was kind of done with. Out came the digital pictures and I created a couple collages on Walgreens.com, printed them out and voila! Instant fun for every one 🙂
See? Simple. No big pressure on me or the guests. No “dinner party” propriety that has to be followed. Just a bunch of friends hanging out. I will post some photos of everything after the party 🙂
Have a good weekend!!