My 3 Monsters: Holiday Tablescape Challenge from Dollar General

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12.04.2013

Holiday Tablescape Challenge from Dollar General

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Hi guys!  Have you ever been to Dollar General?  Can you believe that I haven't taken my bargain-loving self there until now?!  That's why I was really excited when they challenged me to create a holiday tablescape from Dollar General Holiday d├ęcor items.  Uh . . . let me think about that for, like, zero seconds . . . Challenge Accepted!

I immediately got into holiday decorating mode and decided I wanted to create a hot chocolate bar in our dining room this year.  I mean, my kids are always making hot chocolate and leaving the fixings out anyway.  Why not make it look like I meant for that to happen?  This would also be fun if you were having a carolling party, too.  Everyone could come back to the house and warm up with a mug of hot chocolate and a cookie {or two!}.

The first thing I saw when I entered the store were these adorable reindeer mugs and it was love at first sight.

They have other styles, but I wanted all of mine to match.  Because I'm a little nuts like that.  It's fiiine.  These mugs came filled with candy for . . . . .

$1.00!!!!!  Can you believe that?  While I was at Dollar General, I picked up all the fixin's for hot chocolate -- cocoa mix, mini marshmallows, gingerbread marshmallows, peppermint sticks, and cinnamon -- plus cute glass containers and shakers to hold them.

The only thing I added from my own kitchen were the metal scoopers.  Everything else you see came from my shopping trip.  I spent a good long time in the store looking at all of the ornaments on display before settling on these glittery metal trees to add some sparkle to my hot chocolate bar:

They add just the little extra oomph that this tablescape was lacking!  A few of them got strung on a piece of twill tape and hung from the top of the chalkboard.  The rest were nestled in and around the goodies on the table.  I love the warm, cozy feeling it gives our living space -- like the whole world is welcome to come have a sip of cocoa any time, day or night.

{You really are welcome.  I can't guarantee the house will be clean or that I will not be in pajamas at 2 in the afternoon, but the hot chocolate will be free-flowing, so stop on by!}  So, if you want to create your own hot chocolate bar, take a trip to Dollar General and pick up:

mugs

coordinating napkins

glass jars of varying shapes and sizes {my cocoa container is actually a class hurricane jar for a candle -- be creative!}

a few sparkly ornaments

cocoa mix, marshmallows and other yummy toppings

You can add a cozy holiday feeling to your home for very little money!  That's what I love about places like Dollar General -- you can try something new and a little bit different without making a huge investment in it.  I'll tell you, my kids are already calling this the best Christmas ever.  Mom of the Year, right here, folks.  Woot! Woot!
 

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2 comments:

  1. How cute! I love the hot chocolate bar idea!

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  2. Thanks! My kids are having fun with it, for sure.

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