Every year I do a little shindig with some friends for the holidays, and I like putting out some fun holiday decorations just for these type of festivities. I recently took a trip to Pier 1 Imports because 1) it’s one of my favorite stores and 2) it’s got everything for holiday parties and decor. I bought my “must have” items, which I’m sharing with you.
One of my favorite things to have out during a holiday gathering is something that smells lovely. I particularly like pine scented candles (is it the Forestry degree that makes me love outdoor smells?). So I found a glitter woodgrain tray, a forest candle and this wonderful scented holiday potpourri box. And I made a little display. Can you believe it? I’m not great at making displays. I’m so proud of myself.
Another thing I like to have during my holiday gatherings is mood lighting. I did the hamster dance when I found these LED taper candles. AND the price was reasonable. I have found these in stores before but they’ve always cost a fortune, and I have many windows. I was able to get LED taper candles for all my windows. I love the subtle glow (I’m keeping these out til New Years for sure!).
What else do I love for parties? If you know me, you know that I’m sometimes loud and I like bright. So why not hang a bright jingly on the door to let you know when guests have arrived? Then you can run over and shove a drink in their hand and start singing Christmas carols in their face. Everyone loves that.
But seriously – I like this decoration for the door handle, but I’m going to move it to the outside of the door on a wreath hanger after my party. It’s so versatile (and love the glitter).
So what else did I find on my shopping trip that tickled my fancy?
Pier 1 has a lot of bright decor items that I love – bright with glitter. Do you see those owls? I might have to go back and get those.
But I must admit, I was kind of torn. While I love the bright and cheery, I also love the natural. Isn’t that deer beautiful? The natural has some glitter on it too for a little extra “ka-pow.”
I thought this peacock inspired decor was gorgeous. There were several decorations and trees with this theme. I love the blue and green.
Of course I love the stripe balls and squigglies on this tree. Do you expect anything different from me?
Finally, I noticed a ton of little gift packs and items on my shopping trip. I think any of these would make lovely hostess gifts or finishing touches to your decorating (you know you need something for your mantle!). I had so much fun shopping Pier 1 – what a great place for holiday decorating!
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