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Christmas/Winter Tea

Christmas or Winter Tea
Celebrate the season or chase away the Mid-Winter blues!

Christmas and the winter season in general can be a lonely or difficult time for many, maybe even you. So, start a new tradition. Host a Christmas tea or chase away the winter blues in the company of friends, old and new!

Tablecloth Idea:
Cover table with a solid color tablecloth. Arrange paper doilies or handmade snowflakes on it. Cover the snowflakes with store bought net or tulle. This will keep the snowflakes in place. And it’s inexpensive!

Centerpiece Idea:
Place a flat mirror of any shape on table. Arrange pillar candles, sculpted candles or themed candles (like fruit, trees, etc) of different heights in your chosen color scheme on the mirror. Sprinkle table with some iridescent glitter. Or check out our Quick & Easy centerpiece ideas.

Tip: Look in bargain stores for candles.

Hostess Gift Idea:
A new ornament, a handmade Christmas treat, or a bubble bath gift bag made up of a scented votive candle, a packet of bubble bath, a tea bag and a piece of chocolate placed in a decorated paper sack.

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Quick & Easy Centerpieces

Quick & Easy Centerpieces

Roses and Cranberries: Get a clear glass vase with a mouth wider than the base. Fill it halfway with water. Add fresh cranberries. Add a large bouquet of flowers that are all one complimentary color such as white roses.

Amaryllis and Ornaments: Plant a flowering amaryllis in an attractive pot. Place
Spanish moss or small round glass ornaments (silver or gold) around the exposed bulb. Surround the pot with small gift boxes wrapped in color matching paper and ribbon. This is very attractive in a grouping of 2 or 3.

Color on Color: How about a white water pitcher and white roses, or red on red? Try your own combination.

Wreaths and Pillars: Place an attractive wreath on the table and place a large,
wide pillar candle in the middle. (Be sure to place a plate under the candle.)

Tiered gifts: Use a three tiered plate as your decoration. Instead of cookies and sandwiches, place small wrapped gift boxes and/or glass ornaments on it. Consider also a gold or silver fruit shaped candle or two on the top plate.

Potpourri Plate: Get an attractive large shallow plate or bowl. Place a wide pillar candle in the middle and surround with a great smelling potpourri that has large pieces of cinnamon stick, dried fruit, seed pods, berries, etc for visual interest.

Candle Plate: Or how about an attractive shallow plate, bowl or tray. Place in it 3 novelty shaped candles such as ornaments, Christmas trees, fruit, etc. Surround with some small pine cones of various sizes or greenery.

Fill It Up: Take a clear glass footed bowl, hurricane lamp style cander holder or large apothecary jar. Fill it with ornaments (either complementing colors or just one color). Or you could fill it with gold or silver painted nuts, pinecones or fake fruit. Tie a coordinating bow
to the stem of bowl or around bottom of candle holder.

Unmatched Stemware: An unmatched cluster of second hand stemware of
different heights, etc, with votive candles or some with floating candles, some with floating flowers. Add a bit of ribbon tied around the stems or surround with some greenery. Look for stemware in thrift or discount stores or flea markets.

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Glowing Luminaries

Glowing Luminaries

White paper bags (different sizes)
Sand
Votive Candles
Pencil
Small sharp nail
Iridescent glitter

Draw a simple “dotted” design on the folded bags such as a snowflake. Use the nail to poke holes through the folded bag at each of the “dots” so that design is created on both sides. Carefully open and fill with 1-2″ of sand. Fold down the top of bags a few times to help keep it open. Place a votive candle in center of sand in each bag. Arrange large and small bags at different angles in center of table. Sprinkle table with iridescent glitter.

Tip: Use a long fireplace match to light the votives so as not to burn your hand.

Be careful whenever you use lit candles in paper bags.

Don’t leave candles burning unattended.

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Candles and Autumn Leaves Centerpiece

Candles and Autumn Leaves Centerpiece
Simple and Inexpensive!

Non-matching Candlesticks of varying heights
Candles to fit color scheme
Fall color leaves

Arrange candlesticks in center of table with candles.
Scatter fall leaves at base around and among candlesticks.
Add some nuts, acorns or fall berries if desired.

Other ideas:

Spring/Summer: Scatter rose petals around candlesticks.

Christmas/Winter: Arrange evergreens and gold painted
pinecones or fruit around candlesticks.

Tips: Try Glass or Crystal candelsticks.
Don’t leave candles burning unattended.

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