Throwing a party is a great excuse to decorate but it can be frustrating to spend on things that will be used once a year, not to mention not everyone has storage space to spare. With a little smart shopping, however, you can select pieces that will find a second life around your apartment
1. Succulent Wreath, $98 Viva Terra
Party: A pretty, eco-friendly alternative to a traditional wreath.
Later: This hardy, living wreath will survive (and still look appropriate) through the warmer months.
2. Planked Votive Display, $28 BHLDN
Party: Filled with candles or seasonal flowers it creates a beautiful centerpiece with a rustic touch.
Later: Plant with succulents or use to organize supplies.
3. Salutations Ribbon, $24 BHLDN
Party: this pretty ribbon inscribed with the works "with love" would work perfectly adorning a mantle or wreath
Later: use as a sweet finishing touch when wrapping gifts.
4. Little Birch Jewelry Stand, $32 Urban Outfitters
Party: A pretty alternative to a tabletop tree, with or without adornment. Would work well in multiples on a mantle.
Later: Let it serve it's intended purpose as a jewelry holder pretty enough to leave out.
5. Whirly Hanging Candleholder, $3.95 Cb2
Party: Use as a candleholders or as pretty ornaments, placing a feather inside.
Later: Repurpose as a mini terrarium with air plants.
6. Rosemary Topiary, $50 Viva Terra
Party: Use as small scale alternative to a tree with a refreshing scent.
Later: Plant outdoors in warmer weather and harvest the rosemary for cooking.
7. Drap Cotton Cocktail Napkins, $25Drap
Party: With a roll of 50 you know you won't run out, they have the convenience of paper towels with the elegance of cloth napkins.
Later: Wash and reuse for a colorful & enviromentally friendly alternate to everyday paper napkins.
8. Clear String Lights, $15 World Market
Party: Classier than most Christmas lights, string them around windows for a warm glow.
Later: Perfect for stringing around a deck or over trees for summer nights spent outdoors.
9. Numi Candleholders, $5 Cb2
Party: Clear glass sparkles beautifully amongst holiday decorations. Use a cluster as a modern centerpiece.
Later: With their modern spin on classic profiles these candlesticks would be at home in most environments.
10. Apothecary Matchstick Bottles, $20 Velocity
Party: Keep the cheer going my keeping these matches nearby to light candles in style available appropriately in red & green
Later: refill with matches or repurpose the pretty jar.