Sunday we celebrated my daughter’s 1st Communion. I remember my own so it was crazy to think she’s that old already. #kidsgrowwaytoofast #canigetanamen
We were expecting a small amount of family and friends, so I really hadn’t planned on decorating beyond using a table runner and buying a cake, despite having a Pinterest board (now deleted) that had some cute ideas. I just haven’t had a lot of time lately and didn’t want to stress out about it. But the day before I got the itch to do something, albeit simple. While running errands to get last minute paper plates and food, I threw together some easy decor. The things that I used are similar to what I’ve done in the past, so I thought I’d share them with you as some staples that you could keep around to put together for easy, last-minute decorations for your own gathering!
1. Paper plates, cups, plastic silverware and tablecloths
I’ll start with the obvious. Typically if we’re not having more people than we have “real” dinnerware, I will skip the disposables in the name of the environment. But sometimes that’s just not possible and/or you just have to give yourself a break from doing dishes. We now use cloth napkins and rarely use paper dinnerware, so hopefully the footprint I’m leaving here is small. But it’s not a bad idea to just keep some on hand for such occasions as this (just don’t get
lazy tempted to use them in a non-party-too-many-people-for-real-dishes scenario). I recently picked up some hot pink and turquoise ones that we wound up not using for Easter, so I put them away for Faith’s birthday which is coming up in May. When Wal Mart was out of all white paper plates and cups, I decided to throw in some pink since her cake also had pink, and whatever’s left can be used with the others…either for her birthday or another occasion down the road. Choose colors you’d likely want to use for multiple occasions.