Here We Go Again: Drinks on me!

November 21, 2010 at 9:06 pm Leave a comment

With the guest and family table linens selected we moved our attention to the cocktail tables.  If you know anything about the Pretzels you know that we love beer.  Of paramount importance- a perfect place for our guests to rest their of glasses Leinenkugel’s Fireside Nut Brown.  YUM, I can’t wait to tap that keg!  Oh, I digress!   Our venue offers black spandex cocktail table covers… not really fitting with our rustic fall themed party.

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Looking at our color palette, cherry red seamed like the natural choice for cocktail table linens.

Red linens with burlap square and burlap tie

The linens for the guest tables ran around $7, so imagine my surprise when I found out that linens for our cocktail tables would be $20 each.  Whoa.  But in the scheme of things we decided the price was worth it.  I cut 16 inch squares of burlap to lay on top of the tables.

Burlap, Frosted jar, and Ikea frame

Mr P made the frosted jars for our wedding rehearsal dinner.  He read about sun jars on Lifehacker and wanted them at our reception.  I love that we are going to be able to reuse them at the hometown reception.  We decided that the LED lights that we used at the RD weren’t bright enough so we switched them out with battery operated tea lights.

The Ikea frames are also from our wedding.  YAY re-use! Each frame will feature both signs (they are double-sided).

The first sign encourages our guests to write questions for our newlywed game.

The second sign is from our Seattle reception prodding our guests towards the photo booth. But, do they really need prodding?  Our booth was busy the whole night in Seattle and I don’t expect any less from our hometown reception.

Not too shabby?  I think replacing the spandex table covers with cherry red linens will do wonders!

How are you dressing up your cocktail area?

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Entry filed under: decor, DIY.

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