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3 ways to get organised and clear the clutter this weekend

by Penina

I mentioned last week some nice ways to feel rich instantly including throwing a lavish party on the cheap. Here are a few of my own party tricks for a fun and inexpensive party.

Room centrepiece

Take a free-standing plant or tree. String up white fairy lights on the tree and add some fake flowers from an op shop. If you have a feather boa add that too. Use extra branches from the garden and get creative with it. Wrap some funky fabric around the base of the plant.

Fairy floss and marshmallows

Marshmallows are very cheap to buy and look great on skewers. Buy a couple of packets of marshmallows, put them on skewers and place them in vases. Place fairy floss in interesting glasses or vases and place them around rooms. Make sure you prepare the fairy floss just before the guests arrive or you may have melted floss at your party. Not good.

Feathers, fabric and tinsel

You can be very creative with a great piece of fabric, a string of tinsel or a feather boa. Don’t be afraid to use fabric on the dinner table! This can instantly change the room at a dinner party. Tinsel and feathers can be placed on tables, coffee tables and even on a wall to create different effects. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to pluck a boa and use the individual feathers. Cut pieces from a string of tinsel and dot them around the house in strategic places.


Have fun with skewers! Skewers are fantastic for making cheap ideas look great! Place cheese cubes on long skewers and pop them in a tall glass. Stick tinsel on the end of a skewer and dress up a cocktail. Make fruit skewers and place them on an elegant square platter.

White fairy lights

I have a thing for white fairy lights. They can dress up a room instantly. String them along a sideboard or hang them creatively on a wall or around a hanging picture. Just be careful not to place the lights where guests may spill a drink! Exercise caution and common sense when using fairy lights.

Want more fun ways to entertain on the cheap?

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