If you know me, you know I have issues with hosting. I like to have fun with the decorations. Others would say I take it over the top and some of it is unnecessary 😉 But, if I get an idea in my head and then I don’t complete it, I think of myself as lazy or a slacker. Again, I already admitted I had issues 😉 So, because of everything last week and only getting home on Wednesday and hosting on Thursday, I limited myself to 3 decorations. 2 were from the Dollar Store and I had planned the 3rd while on the road.
I wanted to make a table runner out of book pages after being inspired by this picture on Pinterest. I purchased a book at the Dollar Store and went to town on Wednesday night. I was going to use scissors to take the pages out nice and neatly but A. I liked the raw edge and B. it saved a tiny bit of time just pulling them out.
I used E6000 glue and it worked perfectly. It was completely dry by Thursday morning and on the table it went 🙂
The second “decoration” I purchased from the Dollar Store was gummy worms. DO YOU GET IT?!?! If you don’t…BOOK WORM!! I know, I know, I am a NERD! But I get very excited about those little details 😉
My third “decoration” was custom cookies from Kathryn’s Crafty Cakes. These obviously did not cost $1, but worth every penny. Let me also tell you…I did not ask Kathryn to make these cookies look like the actual book cover…just resemble a book. She, as usual, took it to the next level and did just that. She asked what book we were discussing and TA DA!!
The evening was full of great friends and great conversations and these 3 small decorations just added to the enjoyable atmosphere!! Next time I host, I will remember to ask Peter to take pictures of us actually discussing the book 😉