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Home for the Holidays

Home for the Holidays

 This post is sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart.
Holiday Entertaining

It’s my favorite time of the year! I love holiday entertaining.

Let me show you what I did with a few new items, some of my old stuff and a few of my entertaining tips!

Have you seen the BHG items available at Walmart? I’m honored to be a part of the BHG Live Better Network and today I’m sharing some of my favorite items that I used to prep my buffet for holiday entertaining.

My number one holiday entertaining tip is keep it simple,  don’t host a fancy sit down meal or cook for days. Self-serve buffet-style is so much easier.

  • Set out the dinnerware, drinks and utensils on the buffet.
  • Use tried and true recipes.
  • Serve cocktails/mock-tails  and hors d’oeuvres.

Set up a casual holiday buffet.

  • A dedicated space for serving is great, use an old buffet or something like this BHG Buffet.Holiday Entertaining made easy

I love mixing my antique milk glass punch cups with my Better Homes and Gardens Square Dinnerware .

Serve store bought apple cider dressed up with apple and orange slices, it is delicious.

Holiday Entertaining - #tips #easy #holiday

A Mason Jar Drink dispenser and punch cups corralled on a tray.

Tips for casual holiday entertaining.

This Better Homes and Gardens tray was only $7.96, available in the store.Holiday Entertaining Tips

Home for the Holidays - entertaining ideas

  • Light up the area, I used two BHG Rustic Lamps with awesome burlap shades and a couple of candles in old silver pieces.

Home for the Holidays - holiday entertaining ideas

  • With a yard of fabric, cut to form napkins and I wrapped everything with burlap ribbon.  Perfect for casual get togethers.

Home for the Holidays - holiday entertaining ideas

  • Easy decor – one swag of evergreen, draped across the back of the server.
  • An old window with a chalkboard and a red berry wreath or whatever you have on hand.
  • Simple, no stress, use what you have to decorate.
  • After the party is over, just replace all the serve-ware with a few candles!
    Holiday Entertaining Tips

Enjoy the holidays, spend time with friends and family.

Source list of items that I used, most of them were purchased at Walmart:

Better Homes and Gardens Burlap Lamp Shades $14.97

Better Homes and Gardens Rustic Table Lamp Base $24.97

Better Homes and Gardens Square Dinnerware $39.92

Better Homes and Gardens Tray purchased in the store. $7.96

Better Homes and Gardens Mason Jar Wire Basket also purchased in the store. I’ve had this so long, I can’t remember how much it was 🙂

Better Homes and Gardens at Walmart

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  1. Love the buffet? Did you re-do yourself? If so what color/brand did you use?

  2. Wow Debbie,
    You did an Amazing job. Mixing and Matching in your BHG items
    with pieces of your own. Everything Looks Beautiful I Love it.
    Thank You for Sharing

  3. I really love your setup and all of the cute touches! I think my favorite is the mason jar dispenser, I need that!

  4. Such gorgeous and festive decor! I love the look of it! I had no idea all those things were available at Walmart!

  5. So pretty! Looks like I need to stop by Walmart soon!

  6. deneen@dreaming-n-volor.com

    Love the buffet and the window is adorable. Better Homes and Gardens has great home decor.

  7. So lovely! I want to come over and drink the cider with you 🙂

  8. I love your set-up, and the tips are great too. The tray is so pretty…I just love the BH&G line! 🙂

  9. Beautiful setup! Love that mason jar dispenser!

  10. I’m all about the K.I.S.S. method for decorating! No need to stress yourself out. I LOVE those burlap shade lamps

  11. Ohhh, how pretty everything looks! I don’t think I knew that BH&G had a line of items at Walmart. I don’t shop much these days. 🙂
    I love the square dinnerware!

    thanks for sharing Debbie!


  12. I love it! It’s so warm and cozy, I want to come right over! I also LOVE that buffet, it’s gorgeous!!!


  13. Beautiful display! I always look forward to discovering new BHG pieces at Walmart. I love that tray!

  14. What a beautiful and inviting space you have created! I love the tray and lamps. 🙂

  15. Making my shopping list for my next trip to Walmart. So many lovely things you found there to combine with your antique and vintage treasures. So, when can I stop by for a holiday cocktail? No mocktails for me!

  16. It just looks so warm and inviting, Debbie! I love those lamps!

  17. I absolutely LOVE that set up on the buffet!

  18. Well, first of all, your two tone buffet is GORGEOUS! But what an awesome post… love how affordable all the pieces are. Adding WalMart to my list of errands this week!
    xo Heidi

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