Mod Christmas Tree Centerpieces

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

We recently celebrated the holidays at a lunch with some of our local blogging buddies. Everything turned out so cute that we wanted to share photos and a few tips for how to host a stress-free get together with friends over the holidays.

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

For a low-key gathering we highly recommend meeting up at a favorite restaurant. Eating out means no one has to clean house or prepare any food… all the hard work is done and you can just focus on adding a few decorative touches to make things more festive. There is already so much to do this time of year that it’s easy to get stressed out, and this approach ensures a fun holiday party that you can actually enjoy!

Free Printables to create this adorable Mod Tree Centerpiece or Table Runner for your holiday party via @PagingSupermom

The Supermom Secret for hosting a party at a restaurant is to add some of your own decor. If we have a particular theme or look in mind we pick a restaurant that will mesh well with that concept. Although sometimes you’ll know exactly where you want to eat — we had already chosen to meet up at a local pizza place that sets their tables with classic red-and-white-check tablecloths. We also had already worked with Shutterfly to create these adorable “Super Mom” Ornaments for everyone (win one below!). So we came up with this Mod Christmas theme that married the two.

Supermom Ornaments made with @Shutterfly via @PagingSupermom #ShutterflyHoliday

It doesn’t take much to make a restaurant table feel festive. We have done this type of party several times, and our formula is simple:

Have a party favor to set at each person’s spot +
Create some kind of table runner or centerpiece =
Just enough to make your party feel thoughtful and special!

For our party favor we had black-and-white striped bags containing these official “Super Mom” ornaments. We were so excited about how our glass ornaments from Shutterfly turned out, and they have so many great templates that you can customize to suit your own party.

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No-Sew Chevron Table Runner

Tutorial for kid-friendly and no-sew Table Runner at PagingSupermom.com #centerpiece #tablerunner #partydecor

Today we’re sharing an easy way to perk up a plain white tablecloth. This simple DIY no-sew table runner is made from the laminated chevron fabric from Riley Blake.

Are you familiar with Riley Blake fabrics? Not only do they offer a variety of fun chevron prints–laminated or not, they also have the BEST designs for girl and BOY FABRIC! If you’re a sewing Mom, Nana or Favorite Auntie to a little boy, you know finding cool BOY fabric is nearly impossible. So let me just point out my current favorite: these Pirate Ship and Pirate Skull prints. They’re the perfect combination of awesomely tough and cute. Back to the tutorial…

Tutorial for kid-friendly and no-sew Table Runner at PagingSupermom.com #centerpiece #tablerunner #partydecor #chevron

There are lots of reasons to love this fabric: (1) laminated fabric is wipe-able and totally kid-friendly; (2) lamination resists fraying, so no need to hem the edges of your runner; and (3) the fabulous chevron print!

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